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Michael F., 65, of Ramsey, passed away at Valley Hospital on February 21st. Mike was the loving brother of Steve Adams, John Adams and his wife Mary, Susan Purcell and her husband Robert and Kathy Adams and several nieces and nephews. Mike graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor's degree and three Masters Degrees. Serving in the R.O.T.C., he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve, and attained the rank of Captain. He was a Guidance Counselor at Ramsey High School for 16 years, and was named Teacher of the Year. He was a coach for the Phy sical Fitness Team, The Murray Nuts. He was named the Borough of Ramsey Civil Defense Director, now known as the Office of Emergency Management Coordinator and has held that position for 40 years. He served on the Ramsey Borough Council as Public Safety Commissioner. He was an Eagle Scout and recently received the prestigious Silver Beaver Award. He was a life member of the Ramsey Ambulance Corps., and had the newest ambulance dedicated to him. He was a life member of the Ramsey Rescue Squad, and served as the current President. He was the current Grand Knight of the Patrick F. Pindar Council of the Knights of Columbus Council 3962 in Ramsey and was a Fourth Degree Knight. He was an active parishioner at St. Paul's RC Church in Ramsey. He continuously made himself available to council young adults. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave, Ramsey. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 10 AM at St. Paul's R.C. Church in Ramsey. Interment will follow at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mike's memory to the Ramsey Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 193, Ramsey, NJ 07446, the Ramsey Ambulance Corps., 41 S. Island Ave., Ramsey, NJ 07446, or Ramsey Boy Scout Troop 31, C/O Ernie Larrat, 103 Hopkins Ct., Mahwah, NJ 07430. Please send tributes, memories and condolences to www.vanemburghsneider.com.

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Published in The Record/Herald News on Feb. 23, 2012.
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March 5, 2012
Mike was a great guy, and he and his family will be part of me forever. I will never forget.
Al D'Agostino
March 3, 2012
Mike was the best neighbor anyone could have asked for. We will miss him
Mike Block
February 26, 2012
Mike was a true friend he will be missed

marc N2ZNP
February 26, 2012
Will remember you as a unique gentleman and good friend R.I.P. Mike 73 .Sincere sympathies to the Family . Alessandro Sicilia N2TWN = Y.OEM
Alessandro Sicilia
February 24, 2012
I will always remember Mike as a stand-up guy, who was loved and respected by all who knew him. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
Ruthann Mekita
February 24, 2012
There is no better example of a gentleman than Mike. He helped professionalize our first responder response capability, brought lots of needed funds into the town by diligent study and grant request cases, was a mentor to many including younger people and always polite and caring. A true mensch who is missed already.
Pete Malvasi
February 24, 2012
Ameres Family
February 23, 2012
Our deepest sympathies. Our prayers are with the family. He was a great teacher and leader!

Mike Knipper
RHS Class of 1979
February 23, 2012
So sorry to hear about your loss. May you find comfort in God during you time of grief. Monique
February 23, 2012
With deep sympathy, thoughts and prayers for the family. Ramsey has lost a great man! Liz Ryan Class of 1976 RHS
February 23, 2012
My deepest sympathy.
Lynn Lewitz Ritchie
RHS Class 1976
February 23, 2012
He was the best! Remember that he has helped many kids in RHS achieve their goals!

Vicki Munch
RHS Class of 80
Vicki Munch
February 23, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues. He was a good man and will be missed greatly.
Darrell & Beverly Vriesema
February 23, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Richard & Clo Picariello
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