Michael was a kind soul who was always ready to help, had a great sense of humor, and lived to enjoy every moment. Michael had a passion for life and learning which led him to many experiences and professions. For the past ten years he devoted himself as a volunteer to the East Chatham Fire Company. He was a Class A Interior Fire Fighter, Fire Police Captain, EMS Lieutenant, and served as Director for two years, President for one year, and past Company Engineer.
His body was donated to the Anatomical Department at Albany Medical College as his last community service hoping that any possible research toward Powassan Virus could help others.
Memorials may be made to: East Chatham Fire Co., 14 Frisbee St., E. Chatham, NY 12060 or the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Rd. Hudson NY 12534. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit HansFuneralHome.com .