MICHAEL FLEMING CULBERT 47, of Monte Sereno, California passed away on April 19, after a long battle with appendicidal cancer. Michael was a graduate of Santa Fe Preparatory School and 1988 graduate Cornell University, Engineering College. After graduating from Cornell, he was employed by Apple computer. He was a member of the Newton group. At the time of his passing, he was a vice president of Apple Computer, responsible with his colleagues for the development of Macintosh computers, the iPhone and iPad and well respected by many at the company. He was a contributor to the San Jose Technological Museum, a volunteer driver for his older daughter's school band, and founder of Cyber Home Designs a home business that specialized in installing home theaters and home automation wiring for homes, including music and security systems. He hosted websites and email for friends and family. Michael owned three cabins in Arnold California, a place he loved especially to rest and ski and spend time with his family. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Michael S. Kelly. He is survived by his wife, Diane; their daughters, Julia and Sarah; his brother, Daniel Culbert,; his wife, Mayumi; his twin nephews, Kai and Taiyo; his mother, Lynn Kelly; and father, Peter Culbert. He was a very loving and generous son, husband, brother, and father. He will be missed by so many. A memorial service will be held by Apple Computer on April 27 at the Apple Town Hall.
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900