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Kenneth E. Michael Sr., 72

June 14, 2011
  • Kenneth E. Michael Sr.
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JULY 13, 1938-JUNE 13, 2011

Kenneth E. Michael Sr., 72, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, June 13, 2011, at home surrounded by his family.

Born July 13, 1938, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Elsie Irene Barthlow Michael Carl and Leslie Shannon Michael.

He is survived by his wife of almost 52 years, Patricia Ann McNamee Michael; and four children, Kenneth E. Michael II of Hagerstown, Shelly A. Komorowski and husband, John, of Smithsburg, Md., Lori A. Robinson and husband, Todd, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Chad C. Michael and wife, Lisa, of Mercersburg, Pa.; and two granddaughters, Elizabeth N. and Emily A. Robinson. He also is survived by his sister, Wanda M. Henson of Hagerstown; brother, Leslie Shannon Michael Jr. of Hagerstown; and sister, Carolyn S. Hawbaker of Greencastle, Pa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Preston B. Carl; and nephew, Todd M. Michael.

Kenneth is a 1956 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He retired from General Motors in 2003 after 25 1/2 years of service as an electrician. Prior to General Motors, he was employed with Local 24 IBEW and the Miller-Liskey Electric Co.

He was a member of UAW Local 1590, Elks Lodge 378 and the Waynesboro Eagles Inc.

He enjoyed being with his family and many friends. He loved to golf and enjoyed restoring classic automobiles. Throughout the years, he participated in many local car shows and events.

A 25-year cancer survivor, he chose to donate his body to medical science. Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; or to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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