Michael, 36, leaves behind a wife and two wonderful daughters, in Guatemala.
He met his wife here when his parents moved to Guatemala as a family in 1998.
After getting married, he worked in Denver Colorado for some years before returning to Guatemala. Michael and his wife loved Denver.
Successful, smart, funny, and a good friend to others, he had a big heart. He was liked by all who met him.
He was a top programmer with exceptional skills who helped invent the first E911 system. (911 for Internet-connected phones). He was brilliant.
Although he spent most of his time in front of big monitors, Michael really enjoyed hikes in the mountains and liked photography.
But depression set in after the death of his first daughter, Natasha. Born in Guatemala 13 years ago, Natasha tragically died at four days old.
Michael never seemed to know how to deal with her death.
He was bipolar, in mental pain for years and used self-medication as his coping mechanism, which had dire consequences.
Thank you all.
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