Born May 28, 1935 in Boulder, he also lived in Carterville, IL and Slidell, LA before settling his family in Boulder in 1973. He graduated with a B.A. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign. Mike later received his M.A. in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Colorado. He worked at the Chrysler Corporation where he was an integral part of the NASA Apollo missions engineering team. He later worked for Lockheed Martin as a program manager for launch system contracts in the U.S., Japan, Russia, and Europe.
Mike volunteered for several years at Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Boulder. He is a past member of the SERRA club and the Knights of Columbus. Despite his busy work and family life, Mike was intensely curious and always found time to immerse himself in new interests. In addition to ceramics, woodworking, and collecting rare books and maps, he was an accomplished cook and master photographer. A voracious reader, Mike loved to discuss ideas and could not resist a good debate.
Family was always the most important thing to Mike. His love for his own children was the extended to their spouses and his 19 grandchildren. He was always there to provide advice, direction and unwavering support. Mike will be remembered for his kind heart, generosity, and devotion to his family and friends.< Back to Memorial Directory