Mike died of cancer Aug. 11, 2018, at his home in Hempstead, N.C. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., Mike came to Princeton from Lake Forest Academy. At Princeton he majored in economics, took his meals at Key and Seal, and was a member of the Yacht Club and the Skeet Club. He roomed with Pierce Selwood, Geoff Smith, and Mort Rible.
Following graduate school at Duke, Mike joined Texas Instruments in Raleigh, N.C. Moving to Washington, D.C., he then worked with the U.S. Census Bureau, where he designed and installed census programs in developing countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Appointed chief of the computer center of the United Nation’s Economic Commission of Latin America (CEPAL/ECLAC) headquarters in Santiago, Chile, he and his family lived in Santiago for 20 years until his retirement.
Returning to the U.S. to Topsail Beach, N.C., Mike embarked on a second computer career supporting the growing vacation rental management industry. An avid gardener, he turned his backyard into a garden of heirloom tomatoes that supplied the neighborhood. That interest rivaled his HO model train installation for attention.
Mike is survived by his wife, Sylvia, and two daughters, Lisa and Katherin, whom he taught to travel the world and be at home wherever they went.