In Memory

Mike Hatcher

Mike Hatcher

MICHAEL E. HATCHER, 63, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away on the Sabbath - Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Columbia, Md. following a short illness. He retired from the University of Illinois after more than 20 years of employment. Surviving are his mother, Addie Lee Hatcher; siblings, Jerry (Carol) Moore, Bernice (Samuel) DeShay and Robert Hatcher; a special friend of the family, Velma Majors; along with a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Hatcher.

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03/28/13 01:53 PM #1    

Bruce Johnson

Today is a moment that confounds my spirit

Yet, words keep pounding into my ears uncontrolled

I hear words of joy and sadness and can tell no difference

Then can one be zero and can ten be infinity – nonsense.


Love is essential to humanity and to anyone who feels

I also know we cannot recognize the essence of life

Without the gift of giving, risking, and knowing its consequence

Can we know the reality of friendship and the fullness it brings?


I hope we are able to know the truth of our youth and how

We become an accumulation of so much that is not intent

But it just happens – Yet, it molds us and gives us direction

To know and understand – then when we lose the spirit that


Has been a presence and constant support in my life – I struggle

With what loss and death mean when I refuse to believe and recognize

The constancy of life and human relationship has a finite limit and end.


I love you, my friend.  Michael, you are and will always be that presence

In my life that shall never diminish.


March 9, 2013



08/16/13 01:08 PM #2    

Julie Durnell (Grandy)

Such a warm friendly guy, loved by all his classmates!

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