Michael Poirier

Michael A. Poirier

Died: June 24, 1994

POIRIER - Michael A., 47, June 24; Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Andrew Catholic, burial Resurrection; SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST


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02/27/15 11:46 AM #1    

Jeffrey Todd

We called him " the kid" because he always looked so young.   The Poiriers lived right across from a park where we played tennis and basketball  every chance we had.  In their basement they had a pool table that they built themselves....another great place to gather and shoot  pool and the shit!!!!,Mike went to John Carroll  with Bill Lynch and I but switched to OSU because he wanted to major in electrical engineering.  I remember him explaining to us this new devise he was working with called a laser.  After a comprehensive explanation I still had no clue what the hell he was talking about.  He finally found the love of his life Sandy.  Bill and I came to the 25th reunion especially to see him  He died shortly thereafter from an unusual GI malignancy.  



02/28/15 12:12 PM #2    

Amelia Sabino (Bennett)

Jeff, What great memories of Mike. Thanks so much for sharing. It is nice to hear stories about classmates to help remember them. Was Sandy in our class? Hope to see you at the reunion. 


02/28/15 01:58 PM #3    

Mary Louise Smith (Ochoa)

Thank you, Jeff.  That is so nice to read and think about.

You, Bill, and MIke were such good members of the class of 65. We are lucky to have the internet to connect and share memories.  

02/28/15 03:04 PM #4    

Judith Stein

Nice words, Jeff.  Michael Poirier was about the nicest person I ever met.  Gone too soon!

02/28/15 06:23 PM #5    

Daniel McGrath

A nice recollection and remarks! 

I recall back at Immaculate Conception, we had an assistant pastor, Father LeBlanc, who carried his French heritage with some pride.   I recall Father LeBlanc taking roll call at the beginning of a school year.  Many of us had Irish and Italian names with little interest to the good Father, but he called out Michael's name with a wink and a delighted, growling French pronunciation: Poy-YEA!  

I remember Mike being more mystified than embarassed.

02/28/15 07:23 PM #6    

Craig Armstrong

Mike's father (Robert H. Poirier) was an  accomplished scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute.  Check out his background via google.  Mike was the quiet one... would love to learn more about his scientific endeavors.

03/01/15 01:22 PM #7    

Judith Stein

That is a really nice story, Dan.  It is so great to hear and reflect on such wonderful memories of a special classmate.  Mike was also a neighbor and friend, as well as a classmate.  It's hard to believe he's been gone for over 25 years.  His parents were my sister's godparents.  His father just passed away last year, after living his final years with Alzheimer's.  And yes, Craig, Mr. Poirier had been a brilliant scientist at Battelle before he retired.

03/02/15 06:23 AM #8    

Robert Huhn

I hadn't thought about Mike in several years - nor most of you!  It's too easy to become absorbed in the "now" and neglect who and what has gone before.  You all have helped me stop the ole' memory rolodex wheel on some cards I haven't looked at in years.  Mike and too many others - gone far before their time.  Thanks for the reminder about the park, Jeff.  You're right.  Breevoort park?  Regardless of the name, it was the best in the neighborhood, and I envied Mike living right across the street.  It had grass and trees!  Much better than the asphalt right behind my house at IC.

03/03/15 08:44 AM #9    

Kathe (Katie) Kruse (Robertshaw)

Thank you, Jeff, for sharing.  Yes, was a kind hearted soul  He and I become reacquainted at our 5th  reunion and went out a few times. He generously helped me do some minor repairs around my apartment and even helped to make a bookcase which I still have. I knew that he had died but had no details.  Thanks for filling us in a bit.

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