Michael Zick

Date of Death: August 21, 2019
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Michael Zick passed into his new life on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Michael was born in Utica, NY. He was the son of August and Marietta. He grew up in Whitesboro, NY where he attended grade school and played Little League and Babe Ruth League baseball. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1965.Continue Reading

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Gary Griffiths left a message on September 19, 2019:
Christine, I am so sorry. I just learned of Mike's passing. I realize it has been a long time but you have both made a lasting impression. I so well remember the times our families spent together in Endwell, and Ben and Sara with Tom and Matt. Mike was a very special person, and you were a very special family. I hope you are well - Gary Griffiths
Reinhard Hohensee left a message on September 5, 2019:
Christine, Ben, and Sara, We are so very sorry for your loss. We’re left with many wonderful memories of good times spent with Mike in Endicott, Somers, and Boulder. He was such a genuine, cheerful, warm human being. And above all, such a devoted father and husband. We’re thinking of you and praying for you in this terribly difficult time. Reinhard and Diane Hohensee
Joseph Lee left a message on August 27, 2019:
Christine and Family:We loved Michael for his humanity, kindness and generosity!He will be missed by many. God bless you and your familyJoe Lee
Jim Kunz left a message on August 27, 2019:
I am deeply saddened to hear of Mike's passing and offer the deepest of condolences to his family and friends.Mike was the technical lead on my first project when I joined IBM in 1981 and his humor and intelligence were an inspiration to a young programmer.Mike later became my manager and was someone I could rely on for an honest review.He was also the only manager who ever kissed me flush on the lips (as a joke when as he put it "You didn't think I would do that!). :)I last saw Mike this past year when I was out caroling with friends in his neighborhood and got a chance to say Hi. He still had that great smile and warm/welcoming way.
Janet McHugh left a message on August 26, 2019:
Chris and family, Leo and I are so sorry for your loss. Mike was a wonderful person and will really be missed. We feel bad that we were not able to attend the funeral services this morning as we are out of town, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Jan and Leo McHugh
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Jane Riley left a message on August 26, 2019:
I worked with Michael at both IBM and Dassault. I remember him as a kind, thoughtful man who lived his religion. My thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.
Mike Ferro left a message on August 26, 2019:
My thoughts go out to Christine, Ben, Sara, the whole family and to all who loved Mike Zick. I worked with him in Endicott from 1981 until the early 1990s. He was a warm and sincere colleague who always sought the best in himself and others, and worked to help others lift themselves. I remember fondly a few particular conversations about lessons in life. I'm sure he's missed by many, and my thoughts are with you. Mike
Mary Garraty left a message on August 26, 2019:
My thoughts and prayers are with Michael's family. Michael was a great person to work with and will always remember his zest for life in all that he did.
Jean-Michel MORIN left a message on August 26, 2019:
We have been working together during more than 25 years by managing the relations between IBM and DASSAULT SYSTEMES. He was a real friend. At his farewell party, I said "you are a good man who does good things" God bless you I’m really moved by this sad news. All my thoughts and all my prayers for him and his family.
Chester Dougherty left a message on August 25, 2019:
So sorry to read of Michael's passing. My working with his Dad and knowing his Mom I heard of how proud they were of their children My thoughts and prayers to all family members and thinking of Mom at this difficult time.
Franck Jouy (Dassault Systemes, France) left a message on August 25, 2019:
Thoughts and prayers for this man, with great respect. Remembering this long story between IBM & DS, working together to make things happen and delivering many releases and announcements to the market. We worked together as representatives of both companies, always in good cooperation spirit. I keep a very strong souvenir of Michael, his human qualities, his friendly and warm relationship, and his always supportive attitude. He was always taking care also when dramatic events were occurring in Paris and taking news. Warm thoughts to his family
James Thompson left a message on August 25, 2019:
To the family and friends of Michael Zick, I just wanted to express my deepest sympathies. I’ve known Michael during our years together at both IBM and Dassault Systems. Sometimes I would bump into him at the golf range, and the one thing I always remembered was that smile he always wore when he approached you. Michael always demonstrated a positive attitude, positive energy and a passion for what he was involved in. He always took the time, made the time, just to say hello. Every time we rode together to Boston, along the way he always stopped the conversation to point out where the highway and the Appalachian trail intersected. He will be missed, and again, just wanted to extend my sympathies to his family and close friends. James Thompson, IBM/Dassault Software Pricing.
Tom Dunn left a message on August 24, 2019:
I have always felt that a hug from Michael real, sincere and truly from the heart. It is so hard to lose a one of a kind friend like Michael. A Devout Man Taken Too Soon.
Toni left a message on August 24, 2019:
I will always be grateful to Mike for the care & cocern he expressed to Rick, after Jason died. He knew that Rick was keeping a lot inside & he reached out to him. Mike was such a good person & I will miss him. He was caring, smart, & had a great sense of humor. He lived his faith & his compassion for soccer & taking great pictures will be missed by many. My deepest sympathy to Chris, Ben, Sarah & her family, as you mourn the loss of your Husband & Father...
John E. Houle left a message on August 23, 2019:
My sincere condolences to the Zick family. Mike was a great guy. Always kept me, and other classmates, up to date on Bonaventure Basketball which we shared a passion for since our Bona undergraduate days on 2nd Dev. After many years of no contact with St. Bonaventure, Mike e-mailed me and pulled me back in over 10 years ago for which I’m forever grateful. 2012 I texted Mike from the AC old Convention Center as Andrew Nicholson lead Bona to the A10 championship. We were beside ourselves with joy. I’m so sorry for your loss. Mike will be in my prayers and thoughts.
Tom Gezo left a message on August 23, 2019:
We are all better people for having known Michael. God bless and rest his soul.My sincerest sympathies.
Matt and Sheryl Scudder left a message on August 23, 2019:
Our thoughts and prayers go to the Zick Family. I’ll always remember working with him at the OLA bazaar and pancake breakfasts. The world is a lesser place without him.
Geralyn (Huss) Theriault - Wells, ME left a message on August 23, 2019:
My cousin Mike was always someone I looked up to, even after he went to Woodstock...and I didn't. Whenever we saw him with Chris they just glowed - they were so happy together. I'm sorry we never connected again after I left NY for college, but we did exchange Christmas cards - thank you Chris, I figured that wasn't Mike's handwriting! - every year. Mike was a really cool cousin, a great guy, a good man. I'm going to miss him. Chris, Ben and Sara, and Aunt Ta, I'm so sorry. My prayers are with you all.
Thomas G. Byrne left a message on August 23, 2019:
My sincere sympathies! Just last week, I fondly told the story of my first encounter with Michael when he said with a smile to me, "Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Dassault Systemes is not IBM. They do things in their own time."
Jonathan Steele left a message on August 23, 2019:
Michael was such a kind and loving soul. It was a privilege to spend many of my years at IBM and Dassault working with him.
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David Small left a message on August 22, 2019:
Mike and I were joint bridge players at SBU. After graduation, he was my roommate in Endicott where we both worked at IBM. Mike was a great human being. He was someone you could always trust. For the years I knew him, he was kind to everyone. His dedication to his alma mater made a huge difference to the university and for that I am sure they will always be indebted. Mike's family and all of us have lost a great man. We will all miss him and be assured, I will miss him.
Allen Memorial left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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