AUBURN — Michael W. Till, 45, of Norway, passed away quietly at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice on Saturday, Jan. 19, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Wilmington, Del., March 29, 1967, the son of William J. and Lygia Keller Till of Laurel, Del.
He was a graduate of Oxford Hills High School, Class of 1985, and served his country faithfully in the U.S. Coast Guard, after which he entered the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Program and spent his career flying helicopters, including tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He was a member of the VFW , Floyd Harlow Post in South Paris, enjoyed volunteering at the South Paris Veterans’ Home when possible. He always looked forward to fishing and attending sporting events with his best friends and watching ball games on television with his sons and friends.
Michael will stay in the hearts of all the people who cared for him. One of the things I as his mother-in-law will always remember about him was he had smiling eyes. He could hide behind a newspaper with his whole face covered with nothing but his eyes showing and you could tell whether he was laughing or not just by the twinkle in his eyes. As we all know, he was a dedicated soldier with many accomplishments and I for one don’t know if I ever thanked him for helping to keep this country free, but I would like to think it is not too late. So thank you Michael. I know you will be missed, but I also know the good Lord will be taking good care of you.
He is survived by his parents; his wife of 22 years, Amy Moxcey Till; his children, Evelyn, Joshua, Joell and Eli, all of Norway; his brother, Christopher Till and wife, Johanna, of Scarborough; brother-in-law, John Moxcey and wife, Paula, of South Paris; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces in Maine, California, Virginia, and Delaware.
A special thank-you to friends, both military and civilian, the doctors and nurses of his medical teams in New York, Massachusetts, and Maine, the nurses and aides at Hospice House, whose lives he touched and who touched his for their caring support.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com.