Michael Patrick Gannon passed away in his dorm room at Boston College on April 28, 2012. He was born in Mexico City, Mexico on April 2, 1992 and has been traveling the world ever since. Michael, his parents, Jeff and Chrystal, and sister, Michelle, lived in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Singapore for most of Michael's childhood. They moved to Lake Forest, Illinois in 1998 and still reside there. Michael attended Lake Forest High School becoming a 4-year Varsity letter-winner and school record-holder in both swimming and water polo. Michael continued to swim at the Division I Varsity level and pursued his true passion of water polo on the Boston College club team. Michael was a student in the Carroll School of Management at BC and planned to intern for Honeywell in China this summer. He had also been accepted to study at the University of Melbourne next spring. Michael was a lover of dogs, singing, sea animals, and dancing. Michael enjoyed a full, fast, and passionate life. In addition to his parents and sister, Michael is survived by his grandparents, George and Paula Michel. He leaves behind countless friends, admiring teammates, brilliant classmates, and a beloved family. Michael never knew the profound impact he had on this world and the people he touched. Michael will be fiercely missed and deeply loved to forever honor his memory. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Lake Forest Swim Club http://www.swimlfsc.org/ or mail to: 555 N Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Visitation Friday, May 4th 3-9 p.m. at Wenban Funeral Home, 320 E. Vine Avenue, Lake Forest, IL. Funeral Mass Saturday, May 5th 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary, 175 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL. Info: (847) 234-0022 or www.wenbanfh.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on May 3, 2012