Michael W. Chapman

January 19, 1944August 11, 2013

Michael Wayne Chapman of Williamsburg passed away Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at the age of 69. He was born January 19, 1944 in Miami, Florida. He held a lifelong love for aviation, and in 1966 secured his dream job as a pilot for Pan American World Airways. Mike flew for Pan Am for 28 years, attaining the rank of Captain in 1987. After the dissolution of Pan Am, he worked as a pilot, flight engineer, and instructor until his retirement.

In recent years, Mike enjoyed exercising and dancing with his many great friends at the Williamsburg YMCA.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Susan, children, Michael and Carrie, and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are welcome to join a celebration of his life at 4pm Sat, Aug 17 at the Queens Lake Clubhouse


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August 28, 2013

Chapman Family,
Our deepest sympathies. May your memories always bring you comfort. Please remember during this difficult time, "God is for us a refuge and strength", Psalms 46

Marvia Dorman

August 20, 2013

My sympathies are with you . It was a pleasure to have him In the family

Leslie Thomas

August 16, 2013

The best brother-in-law in the world.The go-to guy of the family. You brightened all our lives. We will forever cherish all our wonderful memories. Until we meet again.

Wendy Coykendall

August 15, 2013

You danced into our world and stayed only a moment. BUT! What an imprint you left on our hearts. -unknown- Thanks for always saving my back space in the back row! Wishing your family peace and comfort at this time.

Judi Barnett

August 15, 2013

My heartfelt sympathies to your family. Mike was a delight to know. He added so many smiles to our Zumba classes at the Y. There is an empty spot in the back row that just cannot be filled. Mike will be truly missed.

Carol Cirigliano

August 14, 2013

Mike was friends with my former husband and we all met at Miami-Dade Jr. College back in the 60s. Then we were lucky enough to be neighbors with Mike and Susan when they lived in Florida. What a tremendous loss of wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with Susan, the children and grandchildren.

ursula houser

August 14, 2013

mike was such a friendly person, we talked about germany and pan am a lot, i'll miss him in our zumba class. my prayers are with the family

Nikki Marshall

August 14, 2013

What a incredible man he was. I cannot say enough,he meant so much to the YMCA members, instructors and friends..He was a forever friend. The type of person that would be there to help out no matter what. He was so giving to so many.. He will be forever missed by My family and myself.

Katherine Jones

August 14, 2013

My heart is truly saddened at the loss of such a great man. My children will miss getting DVD's from "Mr.Mike" at the Y. We at the Y will never forget you and will always save your place in the back row at Zumba.

Kathy Jeremiah

August 13, 2013

I will personally miss seeing Mike, and having conversations about our families, at zumba at the Williamsburg area YMCA on Monday mornings and Friday mornings.