Michael David Mayhew, 67, died on June 12, 2017 at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton.
Born on January 24, 1950 in Pomona, CA, he was the son of the late Richard B. Mayhew and Shirley Bertolino Mayhew. He graduated in 1972 and received his Master's Degree in 1977 from Morehead State University in Kentucky.
On June 23, 1978, Michael married the former Beverly Sclichter in Lexington, KY, by Adron Doran, President of MSU. They were married for 40 years. After leaving Kentucky, they lived in Charleston, SC, for ten years before moving to Oxford in 1996.
Michael was previously employed as Director of Education at the Whitten Center in Clinton, SC, Advocate for Special Needs Children in Charleston, SC, Counselor/Adjunct Professor at Morehead State University in Kentucky, Manager of Air Structure Entertainment in Morehead, KY, and most recently was a teacher at Dorchester Public Schools and Prince Georges County Public Schools.
Michael was State Games Director for Kentucky Special Olympics, Kentucky State Spark Plug of the Year. Honorary Kentucky Colonel, President of the Student Government at MSU, honored by Eunice Kennedy Schriver, Board of Regents member at Morehead University, Employee of the Year in 1993 at the Whitten Center in Clinton, SC, a member of the Sierra Club, World Wildlife Federation, and the MSU Alumni Association and a regular contributor to Public Television, Social Justice Organizations and to the Arts and Environment.
He is survived by his wife Beverly Mayhew of Oxford; children, Grant, Luke and Hannah Mayhew, a sister, Karen Hewitt, an aunt, Gracie Welch, and brothers-in-law; Karl, Joel, James and Edward Sclichter.
Michael was a loving husband and father. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Burial will be private at the Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to Talbot Humane, 7894 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD 21601.
For online tributes, please visit www.fhnfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 20, 2017