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McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC

A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

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OBITUARY

Michael James DeSeve

January 31, 1972July 23, 2020
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Mike was full of life and brought much joy, laughter, and love to all of those around him. He would do anything for anyone, would often put others needs above his own, and got great happiness out of doing so. The most important thing in his life was family, and each of those lucky enough to call him family knew they were adored.

He was predeceased by his parents, Kevin and Donna DeSeve, and was raised in Colonie, New York. A fun and mischievous child who loved a good laugh, often did so tormenting his sister (Danielle) whom he cared for so deeply. Those who knew Mike, knew he was a prankster who brought humor to his life and all of those around him. He was enthusiastic and always up for new adventures. Whether camping or skydiving, or even something as simple as creating new games to play with his family, Mike enjoyed life to the fullest.

He was a natural salesman and a great charmer. He could pretty much talk to anybody about anything and, as his family says, could sell dirt in a dust storm. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Michael was such a popular person throughout his life. Always a fun-loving guy, Michael was dependable, loyal and trustworthy. He was accepting of all and never let anyone walk away a stranger.

When Michael made friends, he made true and lasting friendships, starting with his childhood and life-long friend, George Sibincich and best friend and confidant Paul Winnerling. His life-long friendships didn’t end with childhood nor did they end with two-legged friends. He had and loved animals his whole life, namely Fonzie, Jake, Luke and Sam.

Mike was taken from his family and friends too soon; on July 23, 2020 at age 48. He is survived by his children, Grace and Madeline; his partner in crime and mother of his children Kim; his sister Danielle; his nieces, Jasmine and Jessica; his nephews, Anthony, Julian and Joshua; his cousin Ben who was like a younger brother; and a large extended family.

His unconditional love for his daughters was his sole focus, and their happiness was his happiness. No doubt they will go through life smiling when they think of their dad.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

Memories

Michael James DeSeve

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Amanda Nimon

August 1, 2020

I was lucky enough to work with Mike at Red Ventures. Our desks faced each other and I always looked forward to mornings with Mike. He was always so positive with the most sarcastic sense of humor. I heard never ending stories about his girls, so I knew they were the most important thing in his life. My condolences go out to his family and closest friends. I’m so sorry for this great loss. I feel blessed to have been graced by Mike’s presence. May he Rest In Peace.

Ashley Johnson

August 1, 2020

Mike,

You were always such a light. We worked closely together for what seemed like forever. You were one of my favorite desk mates at RV! On my worst days, you always knew what to do or say to make me laugh and get me through the day. From the corny jokes to pranks, and every conversation in between. You are so loved and will be missed very much! Rest in paradise my friend.

My sincere condolences to the family!

Aaron Dean

August 1, 2020

Mike was always kind to everyone. He always helped whenever he could and no matter how bad or stressful your day was he somehow made it not feel as bad. I also remember him always looking forward to spending time with his daughters. Mike left a lasting impression and I’ll never forget him.

Daniela Glueck

July 31, 2020

To Grace and Madeline,

I know you heard the story but I thought it would be a great memory of your Dad who I truly miss.
Our Beach adventure. We were having a good time walking at the beach with our drinks. It was about 2 miles when I needed to run into a restaurant on the boardwalk quickly. Now I thought we would meet where we left each other, but Michael was gone and nowhere to be seen when I came out. I am panicked, running up and down this boardwalk and can't find him. 2 random people ask me if I needed help, and I explained the situation, so they came with me to find him. Then this man says, "maybe it's that person down at the beach." Mind you; I do not see anyone. So he asks me what he was wearing, which was his favorite Captain America shirt. This guy walks down there, and I see a knee sticking out from behind some dunes, and he calls, "what's your Finds Name" He starts talking with the guy who is taking a nap in the sand, which gets up and turns out to be Michael. As a reward, I gave him Mike's last beer, which Mike did not appreciate, but it was time to go back to the Airbnb. Fast forward to later that night; Mike thought it was a great idea to swim in the ocean in the dark, I was watching him from our 5th-floor room, and the only thing you saw was his head sticking out the black water. After being in the water for 10 min, a crowd of 20 people had gathered on the beach with their cellphones flashlights also to make sure Mike was alright and to warn him that they did not think it was a good idea for him to be swimming in the ocean at 11 PM. I went down after 20 min and told him it was time to come up and he is making ppl scared. He did not care and ask over and over if I want to swim in the ocean.

For me Michael was so much more then a co-worker he was my friend who impacted my life. One thing I miss is his let’s do it mentality but no we did not drink bleach!
Again my heartfelt condolences.

Tina Ziegler

July 31, 2020

Dear Grace and Maddie,
The greatest memories we have of your Dad was that he was always the “Fun Dad”—the first one to go down the water slide, into the ball pit, into the pool, in the playhouse, etc... He was a hands-on Dad who had a very playful, funny and creative side! His funny sense of humor will be missed... You may not be able to see him well in this photo, but you kids are piled on top of him in this jump house!

Brandon Riggins

July 31, 2020

Mike D, my guy, I’ll always honor and remember you. Because of you my good friend I will NEVER let the art form of pranking die. Only people like us can understand the true joy poking a hole in your coworkers styrofoam cup or putting tape on the bottom of their mouse. We had many great convos about being a father, making money or just life in general. My daughter loves and cherishes the Furby (Beeboo) you gave her to this day. She wants you to know she will always remember you as well. I’ll never forget the time at Red Ventures when you wanted to make some extra cash so you were dog sitting for the weekend. You lost the dog and looked everywhere for it. Turns out the dog got hit by a car and died. It was the worse story ever but the way you told it had our whole team thinking it was about to have the happiest ending. Then you just hit us with the dog dying!!!! It was hilarious!!! Well not the dog dying but You know what I mean Mike. Lastly thank you for also seeing and treating me as a person. In a world that’s so divided by race and color you always gave me and my family the utmost respect. You would speak to me regardless of where we were and who was around. I never got to tell
You how much I appreciated you for that. I love you Mike D. I’ll never forget you and as soon as we get back in the office I promise it’s on. I VOW TO PRANK AS MANY PPL AS POSSIBLE. 😎

Kyle Shimonaka

July 30, 2020

Mike,

I will always remember you. I knew you for 7 years. We worked at 2 different jobs together. From our longer than they should’ve been car rides in traffic to the numerous times you pranked me at work, you were someone that I could always go to for any type of advice I ever needed. Your smile was infectious and you were always so facetious in the best way possible. You were always checking in on me to make sure I was doing alright. After meeting you it didn’t take long for me to realize that you were my friend for life. Always going out of your way for others and making people laugh. I wish I could here one of your crazy stories just one last time. I will miss you dearly my friend. Rest In Peace Mike.

Kyle

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Shakela Davis

July 30, 2020

Dear Mike,

I will miss you very much, I’ve only known you two short years, but it feels like forever! Thank you for your friendship. Thank you for always being that person at Spectrum that I could go to no matter what problem I had going on or what I needed help with at work or outside of work. You were such a caring person and was willing to help anyone no matter the circumstances. You will truly be missed!

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