The following is an expanded version of a memorial published in the May 11, 2016, issue.
Mike died Feb. 6, 2015, of a glioblastoma after a fierce battle with brain cancer. He carried a love of music from St. Paul’s School to Princeton and throughout his legal career in St. Louis. In August 2014, Mike traveled to Little Compton, R.I., for a reunion of sophomore roommates Jeff Hoagland, Jim Robinson, and Jonathan McCall. George Peper also was at the gathering that was featured in the Oct. 8, 2014, PAW Class Notes.
Mike was from Cleveland and attended the Hawken School in Ohio before graduating from St. Paul’s School in 1968. He majored in politics at Princeton and continued his musical pursuits as a member of a rock-n-roll band, writing his thesis on “Philanthropy and Politics.” Mike was also a member of Ivy Club and was a close friend of Stephanie Fowler ’73.
After Princeton, Mike worked as a journalist before entering the Case Western Reserve School of Law in Cleveland, graduating in 1979. He joined the Bryan Cave law firm that year, working in the St. Louis office. During his tenure, he worked in its offices in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; London; and in Hong Kong; where he opened an office for the firm in 1994. Mike returned to St. Louis in 1996 and established a private practice before joining the firm Gallop Johnson & Neuman and eventually Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, remaining of counsel to the firm until he died.
Mike was a member of the Princeton Club of St. Louis and awas ctive in local and regional alumni affairs. He also was a supporter of Prison Performing Arts.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Armstrong Goodyear Morgan, whom he married in 1983; daughter Phoebe; son Nicholas and his fiancée, Katherine Fletcher; stepdaughters Cameron and Dana Goodyear; sister Martha Estes (Duane); brother Dixon (Claire); four grandchildren; and his adored West Highland White Terrier, Isabel.
The class extends condolences to the family.