1411 Vintage Lane, Rochester, New York 14626
Obituary of Michael Carnahan
Greece - Passed away on May 3rd, 2018 at the age of 77. Predeceased by his parents, Margaret Anne & Walter H. Carnahan II. Survived by his loving wife and fellow adventurer, Bernice for 54 yrs.; children, Sean Carnahan, Bryan Carnahan, Scott (Julie) Carnahan, Catherine Danesi; Grandchildren, Quinn (Kristen) Carnahan, Kara Carnahan, Court (Idolyn) Carnahan, Andrea Danesi, Edward Danesi, Marissa Danesi, Jordan Carnahan, Collin Carnahan, Ethan Carnahan, Sophie Carnahan, Liam Carnahan; 3 great grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren; sister, Jeanne (Swigert); brother, Walter H. Carnahan III. With much gratitude, Mike’s family thanks Dr. Linda Rice (PCP), Dr. Maria Sbenghe (oncology), Dr. Louis Eichel (urology), who helped Mike live with cancer and maintain quality of life. Thanks to the Hildebrandt Hospice Center’s staff who provided quality care during Mike’s final days. For more information on Mike, visit: www.bartolomeo.com
Mike’s visitation will be held 4-8PM on Monday, May 7th at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Rte 390 & Long Pond Rd). His Funeral Mass will be celebrated 9:30AM on Tuesday, May 8th at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 in Mike’s memory.
Mike was born in Rochester, NY, graduated from Charlotte High School (1959), attended Heidelberg University (Tiffin, Ohio), graduated with a BS in Chemistry from Indiana University, 1963; attended Indiana University and St. Louis University graduate schools.His first job was Mallinckrodt Nuclear in St. Louis, MO. He began working at Eastman Kodak in 1969-2001.
Mike lived life to the fullest and called it an adventure. His greatest passion was bicycling. Early in his bicycling career Mike qualified as the 1st alternate on the 1968 Road Racing Cycling Olympic team. He won the 1970 US Amateur Cycling Road Racing National Championship, then again in the1978 US Cycling Masters Road Racing National Championship. His love of cycling led him to establish the Genesee Valley Cycling Club with fellow cyclists, Vince Maxwell and Tom Sawyer. He also founded the Hamlin Beach Triathlon in 1979, one of the oldest triathlons in the country. Mike’s passion for living life to the fullest spilled into cross country ski races, roller blade racing, square dancing with Tecumseh Squares, as well as a faithful member of the Greece Choral Society since Sept. 1977.
Mike shared his adventurous love of life with his children and grandchildren, camping across the country, attending soccer games, high school productions, participating with his sons in the YMCA’s Indian Guides Program, being a Webolo scout leader, attending dance recitals, traveling with grandchildren on a sleeper train.
Mike was committed to his faith, and organized one of the first “Living Stations of the Cross” with the youth at Our Mother of Sorrows church. He also sang in the MOS Sunday choir and was one of the facilitators leading the church’s annual R&R retreat.