Michael Joseph Clifton

April 2, 1946September 15, 2020

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, Michael Joseph Clifton of Elkridge, MD. passed away suddenly at his home. Beloved husband of Judith K. Clifton. Loving father of Anelise J. Payne and her husband John, Cody J. and Lliam M. Clifton and Jennifer A. Taylor and her husband Carl and Carrie S. Elliott. Brother of JoAnn Wirth, James Clifton and the late Carla Ashton. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Connor, John Douglas, Juliet, Heather, Ian, Gavin, Logan, Laurin and Katie and several nieces and nephews. All services will be held at a later date privately. Arrangements were handled by the Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Inc., Elkridge, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association or St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.


  • American Diabetes Association
  • St. Judes Children's Research Hospital


  • All Services will be held privately at a later date.


Michael Joseph Clifton

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Thomas Clifton

September 20, 2020

Dear Michael, I will sorely and dearly miss you. We had some really good conversations and laughs. I will never forget the day that you were born. On March 25, 1946, I became 10 years old, and 8 days later you came into the world. What a happy and blessed event. Your parents felt joy, and my parents felt joy, as you were their first grandchild. I'm ten years old and I'm an uncle! I know that you are now in a place where there is no more pain and suffering, a very happy place!

Uncle Tom

Carrie elliott

September 18, 2020

I Love you so much Dad! You were the first person to teach me how to shoot a gun. You gave me all my ideas for pranks including Saran Wrap over the toilet etc. You also let me know the importance of education and responsibilities. You were strong and I felt safe when I was with you. I will see you again ❤️


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