Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 8 / 23 February 2017
 

Michael J. Fahey

OBITUARIES


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July 30, 1943 – February 17, 2017

Michael was taken from us swiftly after somehow contracting bacterial meningitis. He was in good health and spirits just two weeks prior. The ICU at Kaiser in Santa Rosa provided him with exceptional care during his last days.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, he was a Catholic school survivor and attended the University of Delaware, obtaining a business degree. He decided to spend six years in the Army Reserves to satisfy his military obligations, shortly after which he moved to San Francisco. Most of his working career was as an accountant at Tri-Valley Growers, a canner of fruits and vegetables. He truly enjoyed the city and all it had to offer throughout his working career.

In 2000, he retired and moved with his partner to the Russian River, where they had bought a small house in Guerneville back in 1985. He loved the opera, cats, crossword puzzles, and the slower pace of retirement among the redwoods. His companionship and cooking skills will be sorely missed by his partner, David. He wasn't big into life celebrations, so requested no services.

 




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Obituaries should be e-mailed to obituaries@ebar.com.

They must be no longer than 200 words. Please follow normal rules of capitalization and no poetry. We reserve the right to edit for style, clarity, grammar, and taste. Please provide the name and contact information for the funeral home, crematory, or organ donation agency that handled final disposition of the body. This is for verification. Please submit a photo of the deceased. E-mail a recent color jpg. Deadline for obituaries is Monday at 9 a.m., with the exception of special display ad obituaries, which must be submitted by Friday at 3 p.m. For information on paid obituaries, call (415) 861-5019. Obituaries can be mailed to Bay Area Reporter, 44 Gough Street, Suite 204, San Francisco, CA 94103. Write the deceased's name on the back of the photo. If you include a SASE for the photo's return, write the person's name on the inside of the envelope flap. All obituaries must include a contact name and daytime phone number. They must be submitted within a year of the death.

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