Michael Edward "Mike" Walsh

April 26, 1944July 4, 2014
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Michael Edward “Mike” Walsh, born April 26, 1944 in Brooklyn, NY to Edward Michael and Grace Catherine [Dalton] Walsh, passed away on July 4, 2014 in Apache Junction, AZ at the age of 70. Mike served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, following his four year term, he served in the Air Force Reserves and then the Air National Guard. Following his military service, Mike started working at Boeing Company where he worked on the Apache Helicopters as a Final Flight Line Inspector until retirement. Mike was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Mike even enjoyed working on cars and boats, but nothing brought him more joy than spending time with his family. Mike was preceded in death by his parents and his son Matthew Walsh and is survived by his beloved wife Cheryl Walsh; daughters Caryn Walsh, Lisa Walsh and Amy Walsh as well as his grandchildren Brenden, Halo and Rumi. A memorial Service will be held at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Mariposa Gardens Cemetery Chapel, 6747 E. Broadway Rd in Mesa. Arrangements entrusted to Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park & Funeral Care (480) 830-4422. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Packages from Home, 1201 S. 7th. Ave. Ste 50, Phoenix, AZ 85007. You can also donate online at:


  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Michael Edward "Mike" Walsh

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David Donoho

October 22, 2014

Dear Walsh Family,
I just learned of Mike's passing. I am so sorry for his loss He was one of my favorite "Dad's" He will surely be missed. Thank you so much for sharing the photos.


October 7, 2014

I'm so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. I lost touch with you guys quite a long time ago. Always liked Mike. I was married to Bert Williams and I went to school with Cheryl at Catalina High in Tucson. Hope you are doing well Cheryl in this difficult time.
Love and prayers, June Kewley Arold Canelo,Az.

Linda Scott

July 23, 2014

Dear Cheryl, what beautiful pictures full of love and an incredible life. Mike is so loved, as are you! Thank you for sharing your family with me. Love and prayers always to you and yours!

July 12, 2014

I just got your note today. I am so sorry to hear the news about Mike's death July 4th. Am sending you & family love & hugs. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Will call you sometime soon. Thanks for letting me know. Love, Gretchen

Arnold Shackelford

July 11, 2014

Dear Cheryl and family, were so sorry to hear of Mikes passing, received an e-mail from A Boeing co-worker.
We will miss him A lot and send our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Your friends, Arnold and Barbara Shackelford

July 10, 2014

Dear Cherl and family, im so sorry to hear about mike, you have a lot of wonderful pictures of the great loving, and happy life he lived, its very clear he loves his family. gob bless, my prayers are with you thru this hard time, Elaine motisko

July 10, 2014

Dear Cheryl, Caryn, Lisa and Amy. Mike was a wonderful, sweet and kind man, I know you are all going to miss him so very much. He really was such a wonderful brother-in-law to me. I haved talked to him alot in the last few years. I would call you Cheryl and most of the time you were out so he and I would catch up on all the things going on with our families. I always enjoyed our chats. Jerry and I will miss him very much. We both send you all our love and sympathy. Sandy and Jerry

Peggy Robinson

July 9, 2014

Dear Cheryl and family,
Thank you for sharing the beautiful family pictures. I see a lot of joy and love there. May you receive God's comfort and peace now and in the days and years to come. May Mike rest with the saints. Peggy R.

Rita Ann Mazza

July 8, 2014

Dear Cheryl,Caryn,Lisa and Amy,
May we offer our deepest sympathy in the loss of Michael your husband and dad. As his cousin and godmother I have many good memories of him as a little boy and growing into a wonderful caring and loving man. His quality of gentleness always impressed me and I will say I was always proud of him. When he could he would come east to visit his step-mother, Margaret, Aunt Rita who loved him very much and spent time with us and our family. Talk about caring. He always had that peaceful way about him that spoke to me. So I say go in peace Michael you will always be remembered and be a part of who we are - "your family" Love, Rita and Al

Anna Kline

July 8, 2014

Dear Cheryl and Family,

We knew Michael as a truly warm, caring person and a devoted husband, Dad and Granddad. He was a very special person, and we will miss him greatly. Our thoughts and all our love go out to you during this very difficult time.

Anna and Norman