HUDSON - Michael Ralph Labadie died surrounded by his family on January 22, 2019. Mike was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 30, 1954 and spent his early years exploring the hills of Rochester, Michigan with his five siblings. In 1968, his family relocated to Hudson, Ohio, where Mike played baseball and ultimately graduated from Hudson High School in 1972. He left a mark on his teachers, who, decades later, recounted stories of his escapades to his nieces and nephews.
A lifelong adventurer, Mike traveled and lived across the United States and Central America. He made friends everywhere he went and enjoyed regaling them with tales of his exploits, including the time he survived being caught inside a tornado (true) and narrowly survived. He enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, gardening, and golfing, but his greatest pleasure in life was spending his days and his adventures with his wife, Mary. Together, they lived in Chicago, Costa Rica, and on Elmcrest Drive in Hudson. Mike was always planning for their next adventures.
Mike’s spirit for life, colorful stories, infectious laugh, and abundant high-fives will be missed by all those who cared for him.
Mike is survived by his wife Mary (nee Rodriguez) Labadie, Hudson Ohio; mother Rosemary (Labadie) Draves (Thomas Sharkey), Fairlawn, Ohio; twin brother Mark Labadie, Amherst, Virginia; Kevin Labadie (Laura), Hudson, Ohio; Patricia Baker (Tom), Harbinger, NC; Kathleen Anguera (Jose), Baltimore, Maryland; Colleen Labadie, Silver Lake, Ohio; and 8 nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Mike’s Life will be held May 11th. Friends and family are welcome.
Godspeed, Mike! (HH, 1/27/19)