Deaths Death Notices
MICHAEL, David K.
MICHAEL - David K. September 2, 2015, loving father of Nicole Michael (Joseph Saffire) and the late Derek Michael; beloved Papa to Jude, Roman, Matteo, Francesca; companion of Christie Scott; dear friend and former husband to Judith Michael. Brother of Gregg (Margaret) Krajewski. David leaves behind many cherished friends and extended family.
While David derived pleasure and enjoyed success from the jobs he did professionally, he never let these roles wholly define him; his idea of accomplishment transcended the titles he held at work. He was steadfast in his own continued education whether it be through his regular trips to the library, books on tape or a documentary on TV. He never stopped learning (or sharing his knowledge with those around him!). He cultivated many hobbies in his lifetime, most notably in the areas of cooking, food & wine, music, travel, photography, cheering for FSU, annual fishing trips, sharing a cold beer and a bowl of chips with a friend, growing tomato plants for and baking Christmas cookies with his grandchildren. In his recent retirement, David followed his passion for music, by presenting programs at many local and Florida based nursing homes and VA hospitals, at which he was lovingly known as "DJ Dave". He was enthusiastic and upbeat, always had the perfect song for the perfect moment and could identify with great gusto every old car that crossed his path. He made friends wherever he went, loved his family and lived his life with passion. He will be sorely missed.
Friends may call Wednesday 4-8 PM at the DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., East Amherst (one mile north of Maple Rd. just past Klein Rd.). Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Online condolences at www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com
David was an avid fan of The Beatles. If you wish, you may listen to The Beatles song "In My Life" while watching the slideshow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKQpRgxyyqo