Obituary of Michael E Hale
September 22, 2022. Beloved husband of Kristy Gould; adoring father of Miriam Hale; dear son of Richard and the late Glenda Hale; dear brother of Susan Grunwald (Mark) and Rick Hale; dear uncle of Megan Salazar (Garrett) and Kristin Grunwald; dear son-in-law, great-uncle, cousin, and friend.
As an "Air Force Brat", Mike moved frequently during his childhood, and spent a formative three years in Japan, which cemented his love for travel and appreciation of cultures other than his own. Mike's family settled in his mother's home state of Alabama during his teen years, where he developed lifelong friendships. He attended Grissom High School in Huntsville, AL, and graduated from Auburn University. In St. Louis, he met and married Kristy, with whom he had one daughter, Miriam. Together, they had adventures that took them to three continents.
Mike was known as a man of few words, with a sly and quirky sense of humor. He did not define himself through his tech career but rather through his interests and passions. He was a financially astute investor, faithful Christian, news junky, activist, world traveler, and had a deep appreciation for the arts and exploring the wilds of nature. Above all, he loved his family and friends deeply, and adored Miriam with much tenderness.
In lieu of flowers, Mike's family is asking for donations to Oak Hill Presbyterian Church and the ACLU. Moreover, we ask that everyday acts of kindness and compassion would best honor Mike's memory: Reach out to an old friend, volunteer somewhere, listen with deep attention.
Services: Friday, 10/14
Trinity United Methodist Church
607 Airport Road, Huntsville, AL 35802
3 pm Visitation in Narthex
4 pm Service to right of Sanctuary