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Michael Myron Jackson, 76, of Wooster passed away on Monday, July 1, 2024 at Wooster Community Hospital.

He was born on September 23, 1947, in Heidelberg, Germany to Dr. Thomas William and Jeanne Elizabeth Mort Jackson.

Michael attended Firestone High School and Ashland University, and then enlisted in the United States Coast Guard.  He served his country during Vietnam where he retired from the Coast Guard as a commander.   He was an avid reader and collector, loved model railroading and had a unique sense of humor that was entirely his own.

He is survived by his sister Elisabeth Jeanne (Curt) Herzog of Wooster, his beloved dog MOP, and many cousins and friends.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents.

No services will be held.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

 

21 Comments

  1. I am going to miss Mike very much. I met him at the coffee shop in town and very quickly established a friendship with this personable, generous and humorous man.
    It’s heartbreaking to realize that I won’t be able to have wonderful conversations with him again. He spoke so well of everyone and always had such great stories to tell.
    Take care, Mike!
    My condolences to his family…

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  2. Mike was one of the kindest, smartest and most gentle men I have ever had the pleasure of calling my friend. He will be greatly missed.

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  3. Mike was an amazing person. He will hold a special place in our hearts. He was a dear friend of my Grandpa, I met him many years ago over coffee … loved the stories he would tell. RIP Mike, you will be missed. ❤️

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  4. I’m so sorry to hear this. Michael was a wonderful caring person. I met him many years ago while having coffee with dad.
    Michael you will be missed!

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  5. I just saw Mike a few weeks ago at sure house coffee. Running into him always made me smile. Prayers for him and all his family

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  6. Sam and Joyce Vura

    It was such a shock to see your name appear in the obituaries. We are so sorry and saddened by the news. Your stories always brought laughter and a bright light to our day while we drank coffee together at Sure House, especially if it was about MOP. You will be missed our friend. Prayers for your family. May you rest in peace, Mike.🙏🏻💜

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  7. Mike was so kind and will be missed by many. I appreciated his friendship and always enjoyed running into him and catching up. My condolences to his family.

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  8. I always enjoyed talking with Mike at CWs. I appreciated his humor, kindness, and wisdom. Rest in peace Mike.

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  9. Mike was very kind and I appreciated his friendship. I will miss him. Condolences to the family.

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  10. Mike was a loving, caring, generous, and genuine person who had the best sense of humour. Our condolences to all of his friends and family. He will be much missed by many.

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  11. My condolences to Lisa Herzog and her family, Mike was a great guy.

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  12. I am going to miss Mike and Mop walking the neighborhood. He was a lovely human and great neighbor. So sad to know the last hello on the sidewalk was the last. Doc and Mike are together again. Rest in peace.

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  13. So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Met him way back in the days of Maurer Pharmacy. Always enjoyed his stories. He came in everyday and often brought his Mom and Dad. He always worked the cross word puzzle in the paper everyday and always completed it! RIP Mike….you will be missed.

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  14. I got the honor to get to know and love Mike while my best friend opened a coffee shop in wooster where I worked for years. He gave the best hugs and the best advice. Oh Mike, I wish it wasn’t true. God truly got the best angel when he took you. I love you Mike, I can’t wait to see you again.

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  15. My heart is broken to hear about Mr Mike. I’ve been serving him cappuccinos and lattes at surehouse for 4 years, tho he’s been a friend there for much longer. He was such a friend and so generous and good to anyone near him. Always showing us pictures of “Puppy” as he called MOP. I will miss Mike very much.

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  16. Mike…you have forever impacted my life and the life of my family for good. You have been a constant encouragement to me. I am so thankful for your friendship, and your love. For so many hugs and smiles and for being such a wonderful light. God has blessed me in having known you, and I cannot wait to see your face again in glory. I am so thankful that I got to be around you and that my kids got to see you. There will be a missing piece in my heart knowing you are no longer here, but a joy knowing that you had faith in God and I will see you again my dear friend. Until that day ❤️

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  17. I always enjoyed catching up with Mike when we’d run into one another downtown. He was one of my favorite regulars back when I worked at Spoon Market. I’ll sure miss his sense of humor, his fascinating stories and his friendship. Rest peacefully, my friend.

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  18. I knew Mike as a fellow Coast Guard member. He was such a great leader to me. He had a great sense of humor too. Smooth and following seas to you, sir.

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  19. I am heartbroken. I met Mike in the Coast Guard Reserves in 1992 on Coast Guard Island, Alameda, CA; he was a LCDR, I was a YN1 and we became instant friends, laughing at each other’s jokes. When he was promoted to CDR it was well deserved and long overdue. We reconnected several years ago and picked up where we left off. He gifted me a few things to help me set up my train set, which I cherish even more. He was a wonderful friend, kind, generous, compassionate. He had a one-of-a-kind sense of humor which I loved and which I’ll miss so much. I loved him and I’ll miss him terribly. God Bless you, Mike. ❤️

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  20. I first met Mike while stationed in USCG PACAREA. We hit it off immediately mostly due to our mutual love of sarcasm. I was shocked to find this obit this morning as it seems like yesterday we were posting snarky memes to each other’ FB page. He was a fun loving guy, who loved his family, especially his Dad, to whom he dedicated years of his life. He also loved the Coast Guard even when “they were responding despite a lack of any intelligence at all”. I’ll miss bouts of snarkiness my friend. Thanks for lots of great memories.

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  21. Mike always positively added to those around him through his conversations and genuine smiles.
    May his memory be a blessing to all who met him.

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