Remembering One of Our Own

Posted on August 2, 2019 by

If you’ve been around JMM for a few years, you may have met Michael McCoy in our hallways or galleries.

Mike was the JMM custodian from January 2016 through January 2018, when a medical condition forced him to take a leave of absence. It is with deep sadness that I report Mike passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019. He was 52.

Mike was a soft-spoken gem of a man. He was fastidious and kind. He took pride in his work and almost immediately displayed a fierce sense of ownership over the Museum and our visitors’ experience. In his two years here, he innovated several new processes to improve communications for set up for programming, and he took on jobs great and small without complaint. (The closest he ever came to complaining was when he painted my office, and he told me that next time I shouldn’t call him, he would call me.) He kept us all in a clean and safe environment, and he did it with a smile.

In other words, Michael McCoy was a mensch. He was a coworker and a friend. I am grateful to have known him. He will be missed.

~Tracie Guy-Decker, JMM Deputy Director

Viewing / Visitation at the Joseph H Brown, Jr. Funeral Home, 2140 N Fulton Avenue, Baltimore, MD from 1 – 5 pm. 

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