Michael died Feb. 14, 2023, at home with his family by his bedside. 

He was born in Mahwah, N.J. At Princeton, he majored in biochemistry and ate at Terrace Club, where he minored in pool, billiards, and camaraderie. He earned a medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1969, and completed a pathology residency at Brigham Hospital in Boston, becoming chief resident and holding an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School while serving as a captain in the Army Reserve. 

From 1987 to 2004, Michael was chairman of pathology at Pennsylvania Hospital and director of laboratories at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers on mesothelioma and other subjects. He was a member of the Union League, serving as director of the food and beverage committee, and he became a member of the Philadelphia Club, where he organized regular wine tastings. 

Michael was a connoisseur of the good life. He loved travel, opera, golf, sailing, and skiing, and was known for his encyclopedic knowledge of almost any topic. 

He is survived by his wife Kathy; daughters Tamara ’95 and Larisa; and sister Karen Thomas. We send our condolences to his family on the loss of this energetic and accomplished man. 

Undergraduate Class of 1965