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“So sorry to hear this!Mike saved my life. R I P brother ”
1 of 37 | Posted by: Jerry Merritt - Flint, MI

“I am not a friend nor a family member but A person to have been fortunate enough to have met Mike at Brighton Hospital. He was an inspiration in he...Read More »
2 of 37 | Posted by: Joshua Hasting - White Lake

“The world has lost a hero!! ”
3 of 37 | Posted by: Chris Regan - Clinton twp

“My dear cousin Mike, I will always remember you and the light and laughter you brought. The funny stories you told me and my brothers and sisters...Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: Mary Waldorf - Clinton Township, MI

“Mike, you will be missed by everyone at L.A. Fitness, you always gave inspiration to anyone who knew you, you were full of energy. ”
5 of 37 | Posted by: geri gillespie - st. clair shores, MI

“As the Aposle Paul taught us through the grace of our Lord, We do not grieve as those who have no hope. Praying for all of you without ceasing. ”
6 of 37 | Posted by: Chaplain Carl Seitz - MI

“Mike was the reason I was always so excited to come back to Brighton center. The first time I met him was in a tech talk and immediately knew he was...Read More »
7 of 37 | Posted by: Kerri Heck - LaSalle, MI - Friend

“There is so much to say about this man, my dear cousin Mike. From the moment we met "Michael Anthony" (as we called him) we all loved him. He had...Read More »
8 of 37 | Posted by: Tommy Jacobs - San Jose, CA

“I first met Mike when my son, Reuben, came to Brighton. Mike was so good to him. He was firm but good, exactly what Reuben needed. They developed...Read More »
9 of 37 | Posted by: Susan J. Mitchell - Livingston, KY

“Dr. Niven asked me to come with him to interview a man to work at Brighton Hospital in the recreation dept. We sat in the entry area to the...Read More »
10 of 37 | Posted by: NAN REYNOLDS - VIRGIIA BEACH, VA

“I am saddened and devastated in hearing Mike is gone.. I had the true pleasure of working with him at Brighton for 4 years. I always looked forward...Read More »
11 of 37 | Posted by: Inez Porter - Ann Arbor, MI

“Mike was my good freind,he was a gentle soul a and a warrior warrior too,may hog have him in his armsBecause if mikes happy gods happy ”
12 of 37 | Posted by: Frank Crowley - Canton, MI

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mike. I had the pleasure of working with Mike at Brighton Hospital. He was an amazing man...Read More »
13 of 37 | Posted by: Nikki Noell-Zyskowski - Fruitport, MI

“Thank you for sharing so much with me. Heaven got blessed when you left us! ❤ God bless all his family and friends near and far! ”
14 of 37 | Posted by: Eric Brown - Ann Arbor, MI

“Dear Michael, you will be missed. Rest easy. Prayers to your family.You have left a legacy behind that we all need to honor and keep alive. ”
15 of 37 | Posted by: Maureen Bacon - Brighton, MI

“I am so very sorry for your loss. Hopefully the good memories will overshadow your sorrow. Sending prayers and love Pat and Michael Risk. ”
16 of 37 | Posted by: Gerilynn Campbell - Cape Coral, FL

“I met Mike when he worked at Hutzel in 1988. He was always a kind, loving man who was eager to help people. He was a true inspiration! ”
17 of 37 | Posted by: Hank Bonga - Roseville, MI

“I met Mike when i went to work at Brighton Hospital, in the spring of 2000.we shared allot of stories together,and had the best of times working...Read More »
18 of 37 | Posted by: Tim Burke - GPW, MI - Friend

“Mikes mouth , hilarity, wisdom, and his undying inspiration and words of recovery will be greatly missed by everyone. I am so grateful to not only...Read More »
19 of 37 | Posted by: Shannon King - MI - Student

“Mike, I met you just about a year ago, you helped me get clean. You will forever be in my heart. ”
20 of 37 | Posted by: Grace Rowan - MI - Acquaintance

“Whenever I ask patients who come out of Brighton Center For Recovery how their stay was...90 percent of the time they tell me about Mike. I worked...Read More »
21 of 37 | Posted by: Carol Rose Kahn - Ann Arbor

“Mikes kind words and generosity will never be forgotten. I am so thankful to have had an opportunity to know him. He helped so many people including...Read More »
22 of 37 | Posted by: Lauren Rager - Oxford, MI

“Mike changed lives and touched countless souls. His understanding of struggle blessed those with hope and love when nobody else could. A real life...Read More »
23 of 37 | Posted by: Chuck Roland III - Brighton, MI

“May Michael rest in His perfect eternal peace and blessings of Gods love and comfort to all who mourn his passing. Fire Chaplain Raymond A. Ahonen ”
24 of 37 | Posted by: Ray Ahonen - Macomb, MI

“Mike was a wonderful man. He helped so many people in their recovery. He always made himself available. He will be missed dearly. May he rest in...Read More »
25 of 37 | Posted by: Sherry DeLisle - Sterling Heights, MI

“Forever in my heart ”
26 of 37 | Posted by: Donna Kibzey - Sterling Heights, MI

“My deepest sympathy. He was a wonderful man who really helped me at Brighton. I will never forget his smile, his laugh or how he made me feel. What...Read More »
27 of 37 | Posted by: Kare Bofysil - Acquaintance

“Mr Mike was my forever cheerleader, always as proud as even my own father was. Anyone who needed help he always extended his hand out. During family...Read More »
28 of 37 | Posted by: Courtney Whalen - MOUNT PLEASANT, MI

“Mike was a brother to me he was full of wisdom and taught me to find peace I worked with him for 14 years every day was a pleasure every day was a...Read More »
29 of 37 | Posted by: Dj Chapman - Gaylord, MI

“My deepest and sincerest condolences to Mike's family, friends, and anyone who knew him. Mike was quite arguably the sweetest man with a heart made...Read More »
30 of 37 | Posted by: Adam Whelan - parkland, FL

“I worked with Mike for 18 years. He was an amazing person. They say to be a Christian you are Christ like, Mike truly lived his life that way as...Read More »
31 of 37 | Posted by: Kelly Murphy - Coworker

“My Blessings to Mike and his family , what an impact you have made on me and so many others , I am grateful to have crossed paths with you and...Read More »
32 of 37 | Posted by: Ken Riehle - Shelby Twp., MI

“I had the privilege of meeting/working with Mike a few weeks back. His story and instruction were truly inspirational, and touched me in many ways I...Read More »
33 of 37 | Posted by: Brian Howell - Canton, MI

“Mike was a kind, generous man to many. He was a friend of mine and my husband Ed. Prayers to Mike's family for your loss. ♡ ”
34 of 37 | Posted by: Sharon Crooks - St Clair Shores, MI

“There are no words to describe what Mike meant to us, he will forever be in our hearts RIP Mike We loved you ”
35 of 37 | Posted by: Mary and Keelie Mcconnell - MI

“Thank you for touching my life. I will never forget you and your words that impacted my life. You are a true angel. ”
36 of 37 | Posted by: Lori Groat - Livonia, MI - Friend

“Mike was such an amazing guy! Changed his life and through sharing his story helped so many people. Myself included. Wish I could put into words how...Read More »
37 of 37 | Posted by: Evan Loyer - Brighton MI, MI

RISK, Michael Anthony. Passed suddenly on July 10, 2018 at the age of 64. Treasured friend & former spouse of Patricia Risk. Loving dad of Michael & Brick (who was his favorite). Proud & adored Jidu of Cameron & Bryson. Cherished uncle of John, Adam, Amanda, Jennifer & Johnnie. Dear cousin of Rosie, Mary, John, Danny, Tommy (Shelli), Joanie (Tim), Kathy (Sam) & Janet. He will be loved & remembered always by his former in laws, John & Judy Kupiec, Karen (Bob) Kupiec-Johnson, John (Kelly) Kupiec & Carolyn (Ron) Martz. Mike will be greatly missed by his family, countless friends & anyone who knew him.
Visitation Tuesday 3-9pm with a 7pm Prayer Service at Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Instate Wednesday from 9:30am until time of 10am Liturgy at Saint Maron Maronite Catholic Church 11466 Kercheval Ave. in Detroit. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are appreciated to Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries ( or Last Day Dog Rescue ( Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at