Candler NC- Michael Timothy Danforth, 33, died Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at home after a three-year struggle with colon cancer.
Mr. Danforth was born Nov. 3, 1974, in Augusta, Ga. He grew up in Fair Lawn, N.J., and Haverstraw, N.Y., and moved to Schenectady, N.Y., in 1998, where he met and married his wife, the former Janet Kraichy.
He worked as a chef in Schenectady and later in Savannah, Ga., where he lived from 2003 to 2007. He became sober on Nov. 10, 1997, and spent the final 10 years of his life active at the local and state levels of 12step groups.
Mr. Danforth is survived by his mother and stepfather, Leslie Boyd and Robert Mikulak of Candler, N.C.; his father and stepmother, Hazen W. and Linda Danforth, of Brunswick, Ga.; his grandmother, Avis Boyd of North Attleboro, Mass.; two brothers, Scott Danforth and Hazen Danforth Jr., a sister-in-law, Jennifer Danforth, three nieces, Lauren, Peyton and Meghan Danforth, and one nephew, Hazen (Trey) Danforth III, all of Brunswick, Ga.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at Savannah Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd., Savannah, Ga. A reception follows the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Michael Danforth to Eblen Charities, 12 Regent Park Blvd., Asheville, NC 28806, or Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3477, Durham, NC 27710.