Michael Minerath

Profile Updated: September 18, 2021
Residing In: Ann Arbor, MI USA
Spouse/Partner: Joan Schikora (2005-present); Stephanie Babitz (1978-2000)
Occupation: Pharmacist
Children: Rebecca Elizabeth (1981) now in Washington, DC (2018)
Emily Catherine (1987) now in Madison, WI
Joan's More…kids Mark Zaleski (1981) in Ann Arbor, MI
and Julie (Zaleski) dos Santos (1977) in Marietta(Atlanta), GA
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No military service, as Uncle Sam found me unfit, with a 4F and #333 to boot. Kudos to those of you who did serve. Spent eight years in Madison at UW (We Like It Here Program), finishing BS, MS, and PGY1 & 2 Residency in Pharmacy. Went to New Haven Ct for my first job, UMich Medical Center 3 years later, and retired in 2012 after my 30th year at the Ann Arbor, MI VA Health Care System as Assistant Chief of Pharmacy. Probably work a few more years before going out to pasture completely.
Joanie retired in summer of 2012 after 25 years of Kindergarten teaching - I'd be in a very soft room if I tried to do her job. I think she taught kids from approximately a thousand families - can't go anywhere in town without an interruption by a former 5-year-old.
Looking forward to the reunion.

School Story:

Remembered, during the tour, looking up the word "frog" in the gigantic dictionary on its own stand near the center of the library. As part of the entry, there was a most vivid, lifelike image of a frog...it must have been done with an early 3D printer or some such. A truly amazing representation of a frog. I've never seen any like it since then.

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Mr."Chipmunk" Anderson was the swim coach who watched our team grow and begin to do well.  He was always there with a helpful word or a funny comment. He respected his team and we respected him.  Those 0630am practices were killers sometimes, but a quuick round of donuts in the parking lot would get us in the mood.   I really enjoyed the time I got to spend with him.

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Wendy and I at our daughter's wedding Aug 2013.
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Happy Birthday, Bill! Stay well. MIke

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Happy Birthday, Dave! Enjoy your day, and best to you and your family. Mike

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Happy Birthday and upcoming New Year, Ken.

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Happy Birthday, Don! Glad we've made it this far. Many more
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Happy upcoming Birthday, Mary! Hope you have a very happy one.
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Happy upcoming birthday, Diane. 71 is the new 40. Enjoy!

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Happy Birthday (again), Jim. I hope you are well, and enjoying your day

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Happy Birthday Tom. Hope you have a wonderful day.

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