Mike Smitreski

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In Memoriam: Mike Smitreski

Mike SmitreskiMike left us on November 25, 2008.

Mike worked as a Distance Ed technician for over ten years.  As well as being a talented songwriter, musician, radio DJ and music reviewer, he was one of the behind-the-scene talents that keep our operation running.   

Mike played guitar for Creatures of the Golden Dawn and Steeds, bands local to the Lehigh Valley.  He was a member of the Arbor Society and the Planetary Society.    Living in the Pocono Mountains, Mike would always have tales of wild life visitors and pictures of the mounds of snow covering his house each year. He would also keep us well supplied with garden-fresh vegetables that he grew. His commute was about 45 minutes each way, but he loved that area so much, he didn’t mind. 

We will all remember Mike’s gentleness, his professionalism and his dry sense of humor. Our lives have been blessed for knowing him. Although we’re grieving, we know that we have our own DE techie up there helping us however he can.  God Bless You Michael. We Miss You! 

Mike’s family has requested contributions in his name be made to the Pediatric Oncology Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg in Bethlehem, PA.