Memorial Service

Mike's memorial service was held Saturday, October 1st, 2005, at 1:00 PM, at the South Middleborough United Methodist Church. His friends and family came to share memories of Mike. Please continue to do so here.


From the New Bedford Standard Times

STOODT: AUG. 25, 2005, MICHAEL ALLEN STOODT OF NEW BEDFORD FORMERLY OF  
MIDDLEBORO AGED 45 YRS. SON OF MARGARET L. (BAYER) STOODT OF MIDDLEBORO AND
THE LATE WILLIAM A. STOODT, BROTHER OF ROBERT A. STOODT AND WIFE AMY OF CT,
UNCLE OF CARL, KEVIN, KURT STOODT, NEPHEW OF DOUGLAS A. STOODT, DIANE K.
WINBIGLER, COUSIN OF ERIC AND JEFFERY WINBIGLER, DEAR FRIENDS THOMAS AND
JEAN OLSEN. PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING HANDLED BY THE EGGER FUNERAL
HOME. MIDDLEBORO. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS DONATIONS IN MICHAEL'S NAME TO THE
AMERICAN HEART ASSOC., 20 SPEEN ST., FRAMINGHAM, MA 01701-4688 OR THE
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOC., 330 CONGRESS ST., 5TH FLOOR, BOSTON, MA 02110
WOULD BE APPRECIATED.



No boom _today_. Boom tomorrow.
There's always a boom tomorrow.


When All the Laughter Dies in Sorrow

When all the laughter dies in sorrow
And the tears have risen to a flood
When all the wars have found a cause
In human wisdom and in blood
Do you think they'll cry in sadness
Do you think the eye will blink
Do you think they'll curse the madness
Do you even think they'll think

When all the great galactic systems
Sigh to a frozen halt in space
Do you think there will be some remnant
Of beauty of the human race
Do you think there will be a vestage
Or a sniffle or a cosmic tear
Do you think a greater thinking thing
Will give a damn that man was here

--- Kendrew Lascelles
--- © 1970 Mediarts Music, Inc
--- used in the album Chicago III

(Quote appeared on Mike's home page at UMass Dartmouth, which is archived here.)

The meaning of a life...

Mike touched people's lives. If you have anecdotes to share, please send them along to be included here.