Age 41, passed away unexpectedly on July 5th, 2017.
Michael was born on August 16, 1975, in Sayre, PA and eventually made his way to his bubble in Watkins Glen, NY. He was a loving father and husband and a fiercely devoted friend. Many would describe Michael as a generous and charismatic person.
He is survived by his wife, Riqui (Smith) Hess; son, Ryan Mitchell Hess; step-sons, Kodi Pylkas and Gavin Vandereems; and beloved fur-babies Maggie, Cyrus, and Pudge.
In addition, down in "The Valley" area, Michael left behind his best friend and brother, Dan; sister Trina; brother James; and parents, Jim and Cheryl. There were countless friends that Michael held dear and memories he loved to cherish and share.
There are no formal "events" taking place at this time, but announcements will be made in regard to a memorial gathering at a later date. You may sign a guestbook, light a “Candle of Remembrance” or express condolences to the family online at RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements with Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.