OBITUARY

Michael D. Wells

May 3, 1944February 27, 2013

Age 68 of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at Kettering Medical Center. Mike was born on May 3rd, 1944 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Harold D. and Patricia A. (Shea) Wells. He was preceded in death by wife, Vida Konicki-Wells; sister, Barbara Swift; and brothers, Tim and David Wells. He is survived by his brother, Jeff (Julie) Wells; sisters, Pam (Don) Sanders, Becky (Rick) Hussey, Jennifer (Rick) Hendrix and Deborah (Duke) Ciongoli; a daughter, Sheri (Bill) Wilson; grandchildren, Jessica (Brian) Hatcher and Jeremy Fleck; great granddaughter, Lynnley Hatcher. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 at the Tobias Funeral Home – Far Hills Chapel, 5471 Far Hills Avenue at Rahn Road, Dayton, Ohio 45429. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 4th, 2013 at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 6245 Wilmington Pike, Centerville, Ohio 45459. Father Tom Goeke officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45420. Condolences may be made to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 3, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 4, 2013
REMEMBERING

Michael D. Wells

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Debbie Ciongoli

March 6, 2013

Michael ~ I have so many memories over the years, from being your little sister who talked you into driving Becky and me to and from dances on Friday nights, and then becoming an adult and a friend that you hung out with just shooting pool, playing cards and going “fancy” on New Year's Eve.

You made me laugh with your silly antics (the claw at the window!) and your quick wit and smile. That crazy sense of humor was such a big part of you, but you were also a sweet, caring man who reached out to me with compassion and understanding when I needed it.

This past summer's vacation was so special to us all – having the time alone to talk and share stories. I hope you understood just how much you meant to me. While I know I am going to miss you, I can't help but be happy that you are reunited once again with Vida.

Always in my heart,
Debbie

March 4, 2013

Those who are gathered this morning and those of us who are unable to attend
the final goodbye are at a great loss. You were a Good Man,Michael. Rest in peace. My sympathy to your siblings,relatives and friends.
Aunt Maureen

March 3, 2013

So sorry to hear of Michael 's passing . I haven,t seen him for guite awhile but memories when I would spent summers there with the family. which my grandchildren could have enjoyed Cinci like I did. Michael will be missed very much.
Aunt Sue(Roseville,Michigan

March 3, 2013

Brother today I am filled with many emotions. I am so glad that you are at peace with the love of your life Vida, with Mom and Dad, David, Tim and Barbara. I am also sad for myself because I will so miss your smile and wit and humor that could light up a room and make any party fun. The kids always looked forward to seeing Crazy Uncle Michael because of your funny antics and shaking their hands so long they felt like they would fall off. I am so blessed that we got to have the most fabulous family vacation this summer that I will treasure forever. All those amazing events we did together. Mostly though, I will miss the quiet time in the basement.Just me and you playing pool and darts and talking. All my great memories of growing up your little sister will stay close in my heart and give me comfort. Thanks for being a great big brother.
Love Always,
Jennifer

Becky Hussey

March 3, 2013

You lived life, and that is what is important. You left memories for all of us. Different ages, different memories.

Making bologna sandwiches for you and getting paid a quarter - we felt rich!!

I remember going to New Years Eve overnight dinner and dance downtown at the Netherland Hilton, they were so much fun. Boy could you dance!

Family Christmas, card parties at Barbara's house (Vida always won!) You always had some silly antic or comment.

I will miss you,

Becky

Pam Sanders

March 2, 2013

Although you are gone from this life you have left me with many great memories to look back on.

- building snow forts in the backyard (you packed a mean snowball)
- toy soldier battles in the upstairs bedroom
- wiffle ball in the backyard
- card games at the dining room table ( It didn't matter that I was a girl)
- listening to your many caddyshack adventures
- backyard croquet games ( I particularly remember that you enjoyed sending my ball in to Mom's rose bushes or to the end of the yard )

You were a good brother to me and I will miss you.

Always your sister,
Pam

Vicki Krapf

March 2, 2013

I was saddened to hear of Mike's passing. I only knew Mike a couple of years but it was a pleasure talking with him. He was always upbeat and had a positive attitude. He always saw the good in people. It was an honor to know him, he was a true gentleman. He will truly be missed. May God bless your family during this time and always.

Walt Hosey

March 1, 2013

I am very saddened to hear the news. I met Mike a number of years ago on a
trip to WPAFB. It was clear by the Industrial base projects and products we received Mike was exceptionally
diligent and capable. It was easy to tell he gave a great effort in his
work and was highly professional.

This is a loss, most importantly to his family, but to the larger DoD
community to who he was so helpful.

Lee Rench

March 1, 2013

I was fortunate to see Mike in early February when I visited him at the Azimuth offices. When I saw him he was happy, energetic, and had glowing comments about his team. Mike will be missed! God bless!

Ashley Davis

March 1, 2013

I knew Mike for almost 13 years....he was my boss and a friend. He will be missed.