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Michael Allan Rhule

Sunday, September 27, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home



Michael Allan Rhule, 49, of Smithsburg, MD, passed away, Monday, September 21, 2020, at his home.

Born August 11, 1971 in Altoona, PA, he was the son of Daniel Rhule of Durham, NC and Sherry (Miller) Rhule of Waynesboro, PA.

Mike graduated from Waynesboro High School in 1989.  He was a self-taught IT professional and was gainfully employed in that profession most all of his life.  

Mike loved his family and friends more than anything and relished being Aubrey's Pappy.  He was inspired by all music and followed the Grateful Dead for many years.  He lived to socialize and include everyone in his circle of friends.  He was inspired by travel, hiking and food of all ethnicities.  He had a passion for Science Fiction and loved Star Wars.  He was passionate about Penn State football, the NC Tar Heels, and the Washington Capitals, Nationals and Football Team.  He was most committed to philanthropy and gave generously of his time and resources to philanthropic organizations that touched him personally and he did so without reservation. 

He is survived by his wife Anni Rhule; brother Matthew and wife Tracy and granddaughter, Aubrey Rhule, Bahama, NC; brother Sam and wife Kirsten and niece, Eveleigh Rhule of Durham, NC; brother Scott and wife Courtney Rhule of Seattle, WA.

He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Kristin Rhule and son, Calvin Rhule. 

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD on Sunday, September 27, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 

The family requests that you please be respectful and wear masks and adhere to social distancing mandates out of respect for Michael and the family and friends that he loved so dearly.

Services and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Brooke's House 17663 Technology Blvd., Hagerstown, MD, 21740.

Online condolences may be expressed at


Guest Book

I remember Mike as a friendly, generous person whol loved his family, sports and music. He will be greatly missed.

Linda K Watkins
Mont Alto, PA

In our thoughts and hearts this week Anni. ♥️ Wishing you strength & peace in the days ahead. With Love, Uncle Paul & Aunt Jackie Eva & Kade

Paul & Jackie Rhule
Martinsburg, PA

Joella Strait
Waynesboro, Pa

Anni, I am so sorry. My sincerest sympathy to you and Mike's family.

Ann Mazingo
Hagerstown, Md

I am filled with sorrow for my long-time friend. Both born in Altoona in '71 but only finding eachother as children two-blocks apart in Waynesboro years later; we walked to Fairview Elementary School together ("uphill both ways" and not even kidding!). Come middleschool we became "Breakdancing buddies" and competed at the YMCA; somewhere I have photos of us in #danceoffs. Highschool was a blur, but like you I pursued I.T. afterwards -- oh how I wish we had connected more since 1989. We had such a history and so much in common. This is a loss that is deeply-felt.

Chris Kaminsky
Alexandria, VA

All my love to Mike’s family. I remain amazed by your strength and faith. What a wonderful man and a terrible loss. My prayers are with you.

Heather Harris Roemer
Alexandria , Virginia

My sincere condolences to Mike's family. Prayers to your family and to everyone else that knew him . Hold on to the memories.

Brian Pierce
Hurst, Tx

Remembering times from we were little & playing at the school playground in Williamsburg, to throwing crab apples at pup & hiding in the coal bin at Granny's, Playing hide n seek etc, to us vacationing in NC, and coming here to camp, hike, etc..Having fine spirits & lots of laughs & smiles! Enjoyed the same music & good vibes! You are so missed & loved by so many Micheal! Always will be my favorite cousin & love you so much.

Jill Zimmerman
Altoona, Pennsylvania

Anni, Jim and I are heartbroken for you. Sending hugs and love.

Nancy Kirkpatrick
Cascade, Maryland

United by PA and the love of the Dead. Take care brother. I bid you goodnight.

Suzette Ritchey
Milford, Ohio

Anni, I love you. May God provide you some peace in knowing Mike lived life to the fullest. The loudest laugh, and biggest smile when around you, his friends, and family. I regret not seeing you both recently, but please know I am here. Karen

Karen Socks
Waynesboro , PA

My dearest family my love is with you. May it help your sad moments. You should be very proud of the young man Mike was. I know first hand his generosity and kindness. He was fun and sure enjoyed the family PSU games. I will miss his smiling face.may peace be with you. Mike you find Granny and Jamie. ♥️aunt Darleen.

Darleen Rhule
Duncansville, Pa

Blessings to you all. Praying for peace in your hearts. We love you. Aunt Barb and Uncle Tim

Barbara and Tim Dumm
Senoia, GA

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