OBITUARY

Michael Edward Depew

September 9, 1955April 25, 2021
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Michael Edward Depew, 65, of Carlisle, Ohio, died April 25th, 2021 after a battle with cancer.

Mike was born September 9th, 1955, in Middletown, Ohio, to Hiram Depew Jr. and Elizabeth (June) Depew.

He graduated from Carlisle High School in 1973 and joined the United States Air Force shortly after. After serving his country, he went on to work in the gas and electric industry for 33 years. Mike had a love for music and the trumpet, which he played for various organizations including “Reload,” the band he founded.

Mike was an avid outdoorsman. He loved fishing in some of his favorite spots on Lake Waynoka and Lake Erie. He also enjoyed turkey and deer hunting and was a founding member of the Little Valley Hunt Club.

Mike was a proud husband, father, brother, and grandfather. He loved his family very much. He is survived by his mother Elizabeth (June) Depew; his wife of 40 years Christine; his children Tanya (James), Jennifer (Christopher), Adam (Meredith), and Katherine (Dominic); his grandchildren, Daniel, Gabriella, Jackson, Jase, Levi, Elijah, and Lucas; and his siblings, Robert and Melissa.

He was preceded in death by his father Hiram Depew Jr.

A visitation with friends and family will be held at Anderson Funeral Home, 1357 East Second Street, Franklin, Ohio, on Sunday, May 2nd from 2:00-5:00pm. The Celebration of Life service will be Monday, May 3rd starting at 11:00am, officiated by Brian Morris. A graveside service will follow at New Jersey Presbyterian Cemetery with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to www.pancan.org for pancreatic cancer research.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 2, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Interment

    Monday, May 3, 2021

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Marc Vieux

April 28, 2021

I thank God Michael and I had a chance to reconnected this year. He played a big part in my early life teaching me to hunt and fish after my parents divorce. I killed my first deer with him and will always treasure the time we spent together. I would never have grown into the Father I am today without your love, mentoring, and occasional ass-kicking.
You were taken too soon my friend.

Tom & Dee Ratliff

April 28, 2021

We send sincere condolences to Mike’s family. May God bless you with peace and comfort.

Bill Mottel

April 28, 2021

Really enjoyed listening to Mike play his horn with Reload. Always was nice to me as I hung around gigs and some rehearsals. I will miss him. Praying for your comfort.

Paul Combs

April 27, 2021

Sending my love to all of Mike's family. I have so many memories of my schoolmate, especially of his gift of playing the trumpet.

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