Michael Patrick Garry
Michael Patrick Garry, born Dec. 17, 1962 in Mitchell, South Dakota, passed in the comfort of his home on Nov. 5, 2019 in Traverse City at the age of 56.
Mike graduated from Mitchell High School and Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota. He lived a number of years in Denver, Colorado, where he met Melissa, who became his wife of 24 years.
Mike enjoyed black and white photography, fishing, hiking and biking.
He worked at various property management companies, and most recently he worked a number of years at Addiction Treatment Services of Traverse City.
Mike is survived by wife, Melissa; mother, Gloria; sister, Michelle (Pete) Bardeson; brother, Sean; sister, Monica (Loren) VanDeBerg; sister, Elizabeth (Tim) Walter; parents-in-law, Pete and Jan King; sister-in-law, Amy (Dave) Kingsworthy; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Donations in Mike's memory may be made to Addiction Treatment Services, 1010 S. Garfield Ave., Traverse City, MI 49686 (addictiontreatmentservices.org); or a charity of your choice.
Published on November 12, 2019


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Craig Plamp
Dec 01, 2019
Mike, you were a great friend at Wesleyan and then we discovered we were shirt-tail cousins through our grandmothers. We had many good times my friend at the lake, the old green van, and Wesleyan. Will miss you but see you again!!
Monica VanDeBerg
Nov 12, 2019
My wonderful funny big brother. Once a big brother always a big brother. Thank you for always taking care of me! Love you forever. Melissa you have been the sunshine in my big brother’s life everyday of his life for over 31 years!!! Love you so much too. ❤️
Your little sister,
Jacquie Thomas
Nov 12, 2019
Mike Garry is in my top ten of greatest people I have known in my life. His character and integrity made him a huge cut above the norm. It was an honor and pleasure to work with him at ATS...and there aren't words to describe how much he is missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Melissa and the family; you have my deepest sympathy.
Venus Telfor
Nov 12, 2019
This is goodbye to a dear sweet man. You will never know how much we miss you here at ATS.