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Michael A. Cathey

May 21, 1955 - May 12, 2018

Michael Andre Cathey of Glenview, IL, aged 62, passed away on Saturday, May 12th 2018 surrounded by loved ones after a valiant fight against lung cancer.

 

Michael was born in Asheville, NC to his mother Yvonne Cathey Rosemond on May 21, 1955. He  was a graduate of Evanston Township High School where he was…read more

Michael Andre Cathey of Glenview, IL, aged 62, passed away on Saturday, May 12th 2018 surrounded by loved ones after a valiant fight against lung cancer.

 

Michael was born in Asheville, NC to his mother Yvonne Cathey Rosemond on May 21, 1955. He  was a graduate of Evanston Township High School where he was on the wrestling team, and attended Oakton Community College where he played basketball. Michael proudly served in the United States Army stationed at Fort Knox. He married long-time love of 20+ years, Elizabeth Cathey (Gold) on July 22, 2016, with whom he shared a passion for music and ballroom dance. Michael was a devoted step-father to “My”Alison Donohue (Steven), and “Paw-Paw” to Natalie Matsuko Donohue. Known for his impeccable fashion and enormous zest for life, he loved science fiction novels, Marvel comics, and a good game of backgammon, Risk, or chess.

 

Michael is preceded in death by his mother and his aunt Jeanette Moore. Left to cherish his memory are brothers Gregory King and Steven Plair; Aunts Stacie Galloway and Opal Mason; Uncles Buford Scott Bryson and Dwight R. Bryson; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

 

A visitation will take place at Smith-Corcoran Chicago Chapel, 6150 N Cicero Ave., Chicago, IL on Friday, May 18th from 3:00PM – 9:00PM with a prayer service taking place at 6:30PM.

 

Interment will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in a private ceremony.

 

In lieu of flower please consider a donation to the LUNGevity Foundation or the McGaw YMCA of Evanston, IL.

 

https://lungevity.org/for-supporters-advocates/support-our-work

http://www.mcgawymca.org/give/how-to-give/

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Smith-Corcoran Chicago Funeral Home

6150 N. Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL 60646

Service Information

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm

Smith-Corcoran Chicago Funeral Home

6150 N. Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL 60646

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