Michael Steven Speyer

Michael Steven Speyer, age 58, of Newton, MA, formerly of Johannesburg, South Africa, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 6, 2019 after a long and heroic battle against cancer. Beloved husband of Dr. Amanda Sims; loving father of Joshua Sims Speyer and Jacob Sims Speyer; devoted son of the late June and Marcel John Speyer; treasured brother of John & Glenda Speyer and Susan & Boud Vossen; adored uncle of Richard and Samantha Speyer, Steven and Carly Speyer, David Vossen and Nina Vossen, and adoring great uncle of Sloane Speyer; cherished son-in-law of Lilian and Dr. Farrol Sims; and caring nephew of Dorrit Senior.

A passionate husband and an inspiring father, Michael was a miracle to all who knew him. He will be deeply missed for his sharp wit, intellect, courage, humility, compassion, and grace.

Services at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton on Wednesday, May 8 at 10:30am. Burial at Or Emet Cemetery, 776 Baker Street, West Roxbury. Shiva will be at the Sims Speyer home on Wednesday evening from 7-9:00pm and continuing Thursday, 1-4:00pm & 7-9:00pm, Friday, 1-4:00pm, and Sunday & Monday, 1-4:00pm & 7-9:00pm with minyan each evening at 7:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Melanoma Research Fund, MGH Cancer Center Development Office, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 8, 2019


Michael Steven Speyer

have a memory or condolence to add?