In Memory

Theodore Michels



 
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12/03/09 02:25 AM #1    

Carolyn J. (Kim) Johnson (DeHart)

Went to school with Teddy since 6th grade at Alice Birney. He was always a fun guy and really showed leadership qualities. I can still remember that feeling of not believing one of my close friends was gone, it truly effected me. I have Teddy to thank for never driving from then on without a seat belt buckled. Still think of him and wonder about all that he would have accomplished. Kim (Johnson)DeHart

08/19/10 11:00 AM #2    

Richard C. Hom

 I went to school with Ted Michaels also from Alice Birney. I remembered he had an older brother, Larry. I didn't know him well, but I remembered that he could easily drift between the various groups on campus without much problem. 


08/19/14 12:43 PM #3    

Susan A. Katz

I was one of the lucky girls who lived across the street from Teddy while going to Sam Brannan Jr. High.  I think every girl was in love with him.  His band played at my 16th birthday party and I remember the band playing 96 Tears.  He was the first of my friends to pass and I will never forget that day, October 13th, nor will I ever forget Teddy.


08/20/14 12:53 PM #4    

Mark Carlos

I also fondly remember Teddy, beginning with Alice Birney, where he was a young stud athlete, able to impress Mr. Spinning and classmates with how quickly he could climb the rope (all hands & arms, no legs).  Seemingly a trend-setter back then, and I watched and tried to model my taste in clothes after him (white levis, striped and madras shirts, etc.).  

But it was his drumming skills that I'll always remember.  Even in elementary school, he excelled, and on to Brannan, where he honed his talents on a drum kit.  Memories of him in the back of the band room playing snare with excellence.

Teddy's passing - and the manner in which it occured - was shocking to say the least, and for many of us, the first experience with unexpected death of someone close.  As with many, a life cut way too short, yet all these years later, still a life which impacted many.


08/20/14 03:07 PM #5    

Judy Pierini (Poole)

Although I didn't know him well, I'll never forget that on a November day in Mr. Blumenschein's 7th grade class, Ted was the messenger of President Kennedy's death.

02/04/15 07:13 PM #6    

Thomas McNulty

Teddy, you were one cool dude and a good friend ...and a great drummer! I remember going into history class and seeing your empty seat in front of mine and all I could do was be sad. Our sophmore year at McClatchy was a load of fun from flag football to MOD clothes and beatle boots ...we were in the groove brother, you will forever be missed by those who knew you well. Aloha and smooth sailing, Tom McNulty


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