Born May 2, 1960, in Fort Eustis, Va., he grew up in Long Branch, N.J., and graduated from Long Branch High School. At Princeton he joined Charter Club, the National Society of Black Engineers, and the Third World Center, and participated in varsity track and field. He majored in electrical engineering and computer science.
In Michael’s career he was most passionate about and proud of the work he did for the Department of Defense. Michael served as an usher for many years at Fort Monmouth’s Post Chapel before becoming an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Long Branch. He always looked forward to playing his part annually in the Living Last Supper.
He was a very dedicated volunteer for PACE Monmouth, teaching pre-calculus, calculus, and algebra II, serving 11 years as math coordinator. He was instrumental in the success of the electrical engineering program, assisting in the classroom, organizing field trips, and securing notable banquet guest speakers to inspire the students.
Michael was a loving uncle and brother, avid bowler, and huge fan of Chuck Mangione’s music. He is survived by his sisters, Margaret and Mary; four nieces; one nephew; one great-niece; and one great-nephew.