Obituary: Michael J. CanteyDec 14th, 2011 | By Staff | Category: Obituaries
Michael J. Cantey, 43 died Monday, December 12, 2011 at Shands Hospital, Gainesville Florida. T. J. Beggs, Jr & Sons is in charge of funeral arrangements. Services will be held on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel with burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, December 15, 2011, at Beggs Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, www.jdrf.org, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.
Michael was born in Tallahassee, Florida and grew up in Madison, Fl. He graduated from Florida State University in 1991, with a BS in Biology and was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi social fraternity. After college, he worked for 15 years at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, first on the team that created the DNA database and later at the initiation of the computer crime center. He most recently worked as computer security manager at AT&T.
Mike enjoyed anything technology related including electronic gadgets, playing computer games, and helping friends with their computers. He also enjoyed science fiction books and movies, gatherings with friends, trips with his family to the beach, and anything to do with coffee. Mike had a special gift of showing us the humor in everyday life.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Mary McKnight Cantey of Tallahassee, son Aidan, mother Elmire D. Cantey of Madison, and brother Patrick Cantey III of San Diego California. He was predeceased by his Father, Patrick Cantey Jr.