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I write this years later, I thought of Lt. MACKAN last night and thought I would look him up on line, I was very sad to learn of his passing. I served with him on Diego Garcia and with him in NMCB-133 at Gulfport, Ms. I have fond memories of "Mad dog" as we called him and I express my greatest sorry at not getting in touch with him sooner. To his family I express my deepest condolences.


Posted by: HMC Gary W. Nickerson, USN (Ret)    Jul 12, 2017

Knew Mike since we were children, grew up on same street, same classes as young Catholic kids. Great guy. My first gift from a young man (in our pre-teen years) was a box of chocolate covered cherries for Valentine's Day from Mike! Many good memories always. God Bless as you rest in peace with your Dad and Sister.


Posted by: Diane Walker-Butler - OH   Dec 29, 2011

We shared many great adventures as children


Posted by: Joe Walker - Richland, MI   Dec 03, 2011

Mike was a great mentor, teacher, and above all, friend. He helped me get into residency and get through it. Of course, he got me hooked to the Kentucky Derby as well! He will be truly missed and I will always remember him.


Posted by: K.J. Little - Oklahoma City, OK   Nov 20, 2011

It's been over 30 years since Dr. Mike Mackan taught me in the emergency room, first as a medical student, then a resident. I remember his kindness, patience and thoroughness with both his patient care and teaching --no matter how crazy or hectic the ER was. It was a privilege to know and work with him. Please accept my deepest sympathies on your loss.


Posted by: Marcie Groesbeck, MD - North Canton, OH   Nov 18, 2011

I worked with Mike from the time he returned from the Navy until he retired. He was a great colleague and friend. I remember him as a very compassionate physician who always developed an amazing rapport with his patients. He also had an amazing ability to memorize medical facts & differential diagnoses. We had great times together tailgating at the OSU games. He is truly missed. I had the pleasure of working with Michael as a nurse in the ED.

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Posted by: Rob & Nancy Faulkner - Akron, OH   Nov 14, 2011

I had the joy of working with Mike throughout his residency and as an attending in the ER at ACH. He was clearly one of the best ER physicians I have known. He will be and has been missed. I am sorry for your loss.


Posted by: Andy DiBartolomeo - OH   Nov 12, 2011

Mike was such a dear friend, so kind and thoughtful. The last time we "hung out" together was at Mitch's Lounge on Exchange st. We've thought about him so often the past few years. We really miss him.


Posted by: Dave & Lydia Freed - Akron, OH   Nov 12, 2011

You will truly missed,work with you for 24 years at city emergency,GO WITH gods speed ,fond memories will be left.


Posted by: Mary Lucas - Akron, OH   Nov 12, 2011

Megan, I never got to meet your Dad, but what I have heard from you and have read he sounded like a great man.


Posted by: Tammy - Navarre, OH   Nov 12, 2011