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Michael Scott Cain


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Michael Scott Cain Obituary
Michael Scott Cain, 78, died peacefully at home on January 30, 2018.

Michael was born in East Point, Georgia on December 31, 1939. He was the second son of the late Emory Hudson Cain and Evelyn Roxa Carter Cain. He also survived his brother, Emory Hudson Cain, Jr and his sister, Evelyn Colleen Cain.

After graduating from Russell High School in Atlanta, Georgia, Michael served in the U.S. Navy until 1960. From there, he continued with college, attending Florida Atlantic University and later, Hunter College, Loyola University and Towson State University. He completed his academic education at the University of Maryland, College Park, earning a Ph.D.

Michael devoted his professional career to two of the great loves of his life-teaching and writing. He was a professor of English at Catonsville Community College for 32 years, followed by 10 more years as an Adjunct Professor of English at Frederick Community College. His greatest joy as a teacher was his ability to inspire students to recognize the skill and gifts they had never known they had.

Concurrently, Michael was an author of fiction, non-fiction and poetry and a music and literature critic. He was an assistant editor with Rambles.net and an occasional contributor to the Frederick News Post.

Michael was an adored husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, teacher and mentor, who will be long remembered for his kindness, generosity, sharp intellect, quick humor and deep spirituality.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Helene Toney Cain, and: Daughter: Shannon Cain Sann; son-in-law David Sann; grandsons Eric Michael Sann and Noah Marcos Sann, Daughter: Rebecca Victoria Cain, Daughter: Roxlyn Dahlia Carter Cain and her partner Vladislav Kozubnyak, Stepson: Gabriel Adam Woizesko and his partner Amanda L Kennedy and his stepdaughter Elizabeth S. Kennedy, Sister: Trisha Cain West and brother-in-law Gary West., Sister-in-law Faye Ellis and Brother-in-law Robert Ellis, Nephew and Godson Ryan Hudson West, Niece Lisa Cain and husband Christian Tumpling, Neice Aubrey Cain.

Memorial contributions can be made to : Sweet Relief Musicians Fund at sweetrelief.org or, Xa Loi Temple; 6310 Manor Woods Road; Frederick MD 21703
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, 2018
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