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Marvin Blue "Mike" Michael, Jr.




Marvin "Mike" Blue Michael, Jr., 89, formerly of Martinsburg, WV, passed away, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in Williamsport, MD.

Born May 24, 1930 in Berkeley Springs, WV, he was the son of the late Marvin Michael, Sr. and Blanche Edna (Shambaugh) Michael.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Jean Shives Michael on June 30, 2018. They were married January 26, 1956.

He graduated from Berkeley Springs High School in 1948. Mike served in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1954. Upon his departure from the Navy in 1954, he was a 1st rate Petty Officer aboard the U.S. Shannon destroyer.

Mike worked for the Bath Candy Company in Berkeley Springs, WV from 1948-1968. Mike retired from General Motors in Martinsburg, WV in 1993 after 25 years of service as a forklift driver.

Mike was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing golf with his friends.

Mike is survived by sister-in-law Sharon Ernst and husband Tom of Clear Spring, MD, sister-in-law Linda Trumpower and husband Donnie of Big Pool, MD and brother-in-law, Ronnie Henson of Hagerstown, MD. Mike is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and great great nieces.

He was preceded in death  by his four sisters, Naomi Helsley, Nettie Hewitt, Ruth Rhodes, Laura Roberts and sister-in-law, Deborah Henson.

Private interment will be at the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Homewood Benevolent Fund 16505 Virginia Avenue, Williamsport, MD 21795 or to the Deborah Henson Scholarship Fund c/o Jennifer Landman, 11630 Dam 5 Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.
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Sharon and Tom, our thoughts and prayers are with you. It takes special people to be caregivers, you two are so full of love thank you for that. May God comfort you in your time of loss but Heaven's gain and now he can be with his wife, happily ever after. God bless. Love,

Lawrence & Darlene Hoffman
Sharpsburg, Maryland

My dearest Linda, Sharon and family, Was so very sorry to read of Mike's passing. The first memory that hit me was, of course, getting to see him at Jean's service. Then I remembered seeing him at the farm and thinking that they lived so very far away in another state - I have to smile at that memory. Please know that I am holding you all in my heart and knowing that he and Jean are together again - may that ease your sorrow. Love and prayers to all, Janie

Janie Darby Fox
Hedgesville, WV

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