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Michael E. Mares Obituary
HAMPTON - Michael Edward Mares, 57, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, he had been a Hampton resident since 1978.
A retired partner in the CPA firm, Witt Mares, Michael was a graduate of the University of Virginia, and the Marshall Wythe School of Law, and was Accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of CPA's in 1999. Mike currently was a partner in Mares-Nichols CPE, a professional education company.
He was a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Bar Association, Virginia State Bar and Newport News Bar, the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council, American Tax Policy Institute Trustee, and Peninsula Estate Planning Council. Michael had authored and co-authored many books and videos in the area of tax law and planning.
Involved in the community, Michael served on the Mary Immaculate Hospital Board of Directors, Virginia War Memorial Museum Foundation Board of Trustees, Rotary Club of Newport News, Transitions Family Violence Center, Virginia Tax Foundation, Hampton Mayor's Commission on the Handicapped, and was an honorary member of the Jr. WCHV, where he had been a longtime performer.
Michael is survived by his wife, Terri Mares; daughter, Carol Mares; sons, Bobby Mares and wife, Tina, Tom Mares and wife, Natalie; mother, Pat Mares; two sisters, five brothers, six grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many other family members.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, St. Andrews Episcopal Church by the Rev. Dr. Robert D. Marston.
As flowers are not allowed in the church, memorials may be made to the St. Andrews Episcopal Church Perpetual Trust or a charity of your choice. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2009
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