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Michael D. Knicely Obituary


Memories & Candles

“Michael - I have gone back and forth on this and still cannot seem to find the words. I miss your insights, your humor, but most of all your...Read More »
1 of 82 | Posted by: Larry Murphy - Virginia Beach, VA

“Please accept my prayers of comfort for your family. Many have described what everyone saw and felt immediately from Mike. I am thankful for fond...Read More »
2 of 82 | Posted by: Laura Ewing Chillura - SC

“I was shocked and saddened to hear of Mike's passing. Although I had not seen him in several years I have such great memories of Mike. We had many...Read More »
3 of 82 | Posted by: Lisa Gray - Atlanta, GA

“Orville, Tim, Brian, Kathy, Mitchell and Precious Princess Grace: As you all know, I loved Michael with all my heart. He, like Bill, Tim and Brian,...Read More »
4 of 82 | Posted by: Sandi Turton - Destin, FL

“I was so sad to hear about the passing of Mike. Although I haven't see Mike in years - I will always remember his great smile! I know he will be...Read More »
5 of 82 | Posted by: Alicia Barsanti Trim - Tampa, FL

“May the thoughts of sympathy from your friends help to ease your pain at this difficult time. We are sad to learn of the the loss of your son Michael...Read More »
6 of 82 | Posted by: Thomas and Norma Cook - Burke, VA

“Dear Orville,Tim & Brian, I am so sorry for your loss. I have not seen any of you in years but my memories of all will last a life time. I just...Read More »
7 of 82 | Posted by: Scott Kromer & Family - Chantilly, VA

“Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you during this sorrowful time. ”
8 of 82 | Posted by: Bruce and Theresa Reed - VA

“Dear Orville,Tim, and Brian, When my brother phoned me of Mike's passing, I was speechless. As the tears began to well up in my eyes I immediately...Read More »
9 of 82 | Posted by: joseph sedlock - Avon Park, FL

“I was sorry to hear of Mike's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, children and friends. JMHS 1984 ”
10 of 82 | Posted by: Steve Vaughn - Columbus, GA

“I give my best to the Knicely Family. Mike and I had some fun times at baseball practice at Madison. ”
11 of 82 | Posted by: Jim Williamson - Vienna, VA

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God hold you close in the days ahead. Please know that you are in my prayers. God Bless Robbie ”
12 of 82 | Posted by: Robbie Spink - mims, FL

“I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Mike from High School. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very sad time. ”
13 of 82 | Posted by: Joelle Ingram - Gainesville, VA

“Knicely Family, There are some feelings that are just too hard to try to express in words, so I will just say rest in peace Mike. Brian, Tim and...Read More »
14 of 82 | Posted by: Steve Briglia - Vienna, VA

“Knicely Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I have a lot of great memories with Mike growing up in Vienna and on...Read More »
15 of 82 | Posted by: Mike Koontz - Vienna, VA

“I can't begin to say how sorry I am to hear of Mike's passing. I have not been around Vienna for a while, and Mike was one of the last Madison...Read More »
16 of 82 | Posted by: Jennifer Clegg - Newburyport, MA

“My heart goes out to the Knicely family. It is so very unfortunate to lose a loved one in the prime of his life. The Daisey girls grew up right...Read More »
17 of 82 | Posted by: Sherry Daisey - Fredericksburg, VA

“I never was close to Mike, but when I heard of his untimely passing, I certainly knew exactly who he was, the crush of so many girls at Madison, such...Read More »
18 of 82 | Posted by: Penny Kendall Jones - VA

“Dear Mr. Knicely and family, I wrote a note to you earlier this week, but it somehow ended up on another guest book for Mike at Legacy.com. I think...Read More »
19 of 82 | Posted by: Kathryn (Sedlock) Rogers - VA

“Dear Brian - we were deeply saddened hearing the news of Mike's passing. You and your family are in our prayers. Heidi (McLean) Sullivan and Family ”
20 of 82 | Posted by: Heidi McLean Sullivan and Family - NC

“Brian - our sympathy to you & your family - I hope you can console yourself with the fact that Mike is finally at peace ”
21 of 82 | Posted by: Larry & Roberta Stahl - Fairfax, VA

“We have fond memories from many years. May he rest in peace. ”
22 of 82 | Posted by: Dr. & Mrs. Paul M. Duggan - VA

“When I heard of Michael's passing, it shocked and startled me. I started reminiscing about the good times we shared on the field. Mike had a dry...Read More »
23 of 82 | Posted by: Coach Roth - Locust Grove, VA

“Knicely Family and Friends, Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you all. When you think of Mike, we all remember baseball. Pictures of him are...Read More »
24 of 82 | Posted by: Robert Klein - Reston, VA

“To the Knicely Family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Mike's untimely passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time...Read More »
25 of 82 | Posted by: Kevin Warhurst - Clifton, VA

“Knicely Family, My prayers and thoughts are with you through this difficult time. Mike was one of my Best Friends through Elementary School to...Read More »
26 of 82 | Posted by: Phil Lavezzo - Alexandria, VA

“I was deeply saddened to hear of Mike's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I saw Mike about 6 years ago when I was visiting Vienna and we...Read More »
27 of 82 | Posted by: Derek Gray - Charlotte, NC

“Knicely Family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Mike's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Although I hadn't seen Mike in a long...Read More »
28 of 82 | Posted by: Chris Bennett - Clifton, VA

“I am saddened by your loss. I just saw Mike a few months ago (had not seen him since 1982)and had the opportunity to talk with him for a few minutes...Read More »
29 of 82 | Posted by: Mike Mathes - Richmond, VA

“To the Knicely family my condolances on the loss of your son Mike. He will always be remembered with that wonderful smile and giving personality. ...Read More »
30 of 82 | Posted by: Cathy Radican & Family - Vienna, VA

“I am so sorry to hear about Mike's passing.My condolences to the Knicely family. ”
31 of 82 | Posted by: Patrizia Starace Mccrosson - VA

“I was saddned to hear of mike's passing. i had only met mike a few times on trips to virgina.He was always a great person to me and he was a like a...Read More »
32 of 82 | Posted by: MIKE COLELLA - CHICAGO, IL

“I was saddned to hear of mike's passing. i had only met mike a few times on trips to virgina.He was always a great person to me and he was a like a...Read More »
33 of 82 | Posted by: MIKE COLELLA - CHICAGO, IN

“I went to Madison H.S. and played baseball with Mike. I am shocked to hear of his passing and I want to share my condolences with all of his family...Read More »
34 of 82 | Posted by: Dennis Carl - laurel, MD

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the whole Knicely family. Mikey was more than a close friend to me he was like a brother. We spent many weekend...Read More »
35 of 82 | Posted by: Bob Smith - Sterling, VA

“Dear Brian, Please accept my condolences for your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope you find comfort in...Read More »
36 of 82 | Posted by: Theresa Mitchell Lynch - Oakton, VA

“Knicely Family, I share so many sentiments that many others have written. White Sox, shared youngest sibling, friend, surrogate brother, extended...Read More »
37 of 82 | Posted by: mike sedlock - Centreville, VA

“Brian, We are saddened by the loss of your brother. He was such a nice person. He lit up any room he entered with his mischevious smile, like he...Read More »
38 of 82 | Posted by: Mike and Elaine Ledbetter - VA

“We are so sorry for your loss and send our condolensces to the enitre family. Due to Tom's health we will be unable to come to the funeral but...Read More »
39 of 82 | Posted by: Tom & Ruth Cooke - Fairfax, VA

“Our thoughts, prayers and love go out to all of you. The White Sox and the Kniceleys~~~~what wonderful memories. Those young boys with their red and...Read More »
40 of 82 | Posted by: Ed and Bunky Gallaher - NC

“Brian Knicely & Family; My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this most difficult time. ”
41 of 82 | Posted by: Dale Parker - Manassas, VA

“Knicely Family, Know that the Edward and Bunky Gallaher Family is praying for you for your loss of Mike. Remember the days of White Sox baseball and...Read More »
42 of 82 | Posted by: Kevin Gallaher - Orlando, FL

“Orville and Brian I heard earlier this week about Michael's passing and was completely shocked. I had seen all of you Matt Brewer's funeral just a...Read More »
43 of 82 | Posted by: Britt Thomas - Purcellville, VA

“Mr. Knicely and family, We are saddened for your loss. Mike was a great guy! He was always smiling and making people laugh. I will always remember...Read More »
44 of 82 | Posted by: Sean Gallaher - Cary, NC

“I went to elementary and jr. high with Mike. He was a very funny guy and a friend to everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this...Read More »
45 of 82 | Posted by: trina kirsch ricketts - holland, MI

“I have so many happy memories of Mike from our days at Madison. Many. He was a good friend (to so many), so caring, I loved his quirky sense of humor...Read More »
46 of 82 | Posted by: Jen Dauksys Heimert - Washington, DC

“Michael, It's so hard to say anything right now. You were the brother I never had, my friend since childhood, and I'm having a hard time coming to...Read More »
47 of 82 | Posted by: Dan - Gainesville, VA

“My deepest sympathy goes out to the Knicely family. As time passes and we go our separate ways, Mike is one person I will never forget. A terrific...Read More »
48 of 82 | Posted by: Kim Woodson Cox - Springfield, VA

“My condolences and sympathies to you all. I coached a Babe Ruth Team in Vienna when Mike played. He was a talented player, but I always remember his ...Read More »
49 of 82 | Posted by: David Bell - Orange Park, FL

“Orville, my dear old friend: My heart is full of sadness for you on the loss of another son. I pray that God will give you the strength to weather...Read More »
50 of 82 | Posted by: Pat Johnson - Vienna, VA

“I don't believe I ever saw Mike without a smile on his face. Brings back so many memories hanging out at Waters Field! My love and prayers to his...Read More »
51 of 82 | Posted by: David Cleary - Falls Church, VA

“I have so many wonderful memories of Mike during the time he and my son grew up being close friends. My heart goes out to the family. ”
52 of 82 | Posted by: Carolyn Phillips-Donnelly - VA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I knew him as a child. My prayers go out to his family. Charlet Hoy Shriner ”
53 of 82 | Posted by: Charlet Hoy - Clifton, VA

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Knicely family (and friends). Not sure where to even begin with our fond memories of Mike but most are...Read More »
54 of 82 | Posted by: Michael & Michelle Rhodes - VA

“Dear Knicely Family, Mitchell, Grace, and Cathy, We were one of Mike's neighbors and friends, in Sterling, from 1999-2003. Mike was always kind,...Read More »
55 of 82 | Posted by: Amy and Mark Tringale - Leesburg, VA

“I was shocked and sadden to learn of Mike's passing. Mike and I went to Kilmer together. I will always remember him as Lil' Travolta, with that great...Read More »
56 of 82 | Posted by: Casey Murray Skillman - VA

“Michael was an special part of our lives. Between us, there were no secrets and the bond between Michael and Patrick was strong. He will always be...Read More »
57 of 82 | Posted by: Patrick and Caroline Maloney - OH

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'll remember you with a bright spring day on the diamond. ”
58 of 82 | Posted by: Andrew Scott and Family - Oakton, VA

“Please accept my deepest condolences to the entire Knicely family. Growing up in Vienna I'll always remember Mike's great smile along with his warm...Read More »
59 of 82 | Posted by: Rob Garity - Centreville, VA

“Michael..Where to start and what to say? Michael and i were as close as brothers even looked more alike than my own brother and i,we even played that...Read More »
60 of 82 | Posted by: Frank,Loree,Ryan & Rachel Rusk - VA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember all our fun times on Echols Street - who could forget those...Read More »
61 of 82 | Posted by: Colleen McMahon - Gainesville, VA

“Please accept my deepest condolences. I have been away from JMHS since 1996 but I have such fond memories of all the Knicely's. Know that I keep you...Read More »
62 of 82 | Posted by: Sandra Roeder Wagaman - keswick, VA

“Our hearts go out to the Knicely family. Mike was a part of our family, we loved him so much. I am so glad he came for a visit awhile back. We...Read More »
63 of 82 | Posted by: Sally and Jim Maloney - OH

“It has been a long time since I've seen Mike but will always remember how his smile was infectious. I am so sorry for your loss. JMHS - Class of...Read More »
64 of 82 | Posted by: Terri Lilley John - Haymarket, VA

“As a fellow youngest child of an old school Vienna clan, Mike and I shared a lot of the same struggles and fun that come with those challenges. Mike...Read More »
65 of 82 | Posted by: Billy Samson - Media, PA

“I was so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. It has been many years but the roots we all have growing up in Vienna are strong. He always had a...Read More »
66 of 82 | Posted by: Chris Conte - Austin, TX

“Mike was one of the first people I met when I moved to Vienna in elementary school. He was always a good friend and so much fun to be around. My...Read More »
67 of 82 | Posted by: Beth King Scott - Cocoa Beach, FL

“I Grew Up With Mike And He Will Always Be A Great Friend. Mike Will Be Deeply Missed And My Love Goes Out To The Knicely Family. Rest in Peace Mike! ...Read More »
68 of 82 | Posted by: Chris Pierson - Richmond, VA

“Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. Our deepest sympathies...Read More »
69 of 82 | Posted by: Mike and Kim Bellusci - VA

“When I think about Mike I fondly think about his infectious laugh and how much he enjoyed people. He was a special person and will be sorely missed....Read More »
70 of 82 | Posted by: Doc Basil - Centreville, VA

“When I think about Mike I fondly think about his infectious laugh and how much he enjoyed people. He was a special person and will be sorely missed....Read More »
71 of 82 | Posted by: Gary - Centreville, VA

“We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mike was great person and we have very fond memories growing up...Read More »
72 of 82 | Posted by: Michael and Linda Colbert - VA

“Michael (MDK)..my other brother..I will never forget you..my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..God rest your soul. ”
73 of 82 | Posted by: Ray Rusk - Ashburn, VA

“So very sorry to hear about Michael. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My family and I send our condolences. ”
74 of 82 | Posted by: Ginger Parsons Beatley - VA

“Michael was more than a friend we grew up together and shared each others family. I will miss him so much. I am terribly sorry for his family and...Read More »
75 of 82 | Posted by: Jim Maloney - Frisco, TX

“Brian.. I am so sorry to learn the news about Mike..I cannot imagine what you and the family must be going through..my thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
76 of 82 | Posted by: Mike Reda - Centreville, VA

“Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. The Marr Family Shawn Marr Norris ”
77 of 82 | Posted by: Shawn Marr Norris - Leesburg, VA

“Our deepest sympathy at this very difficult time. ”
78 of 82 | Posted by: Bev & John Buhl - Vienna, VA

“Orville and Edna my thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
79 of 82 | Posted by: Maria Jordan - Annandale, VA

“I was so sorry to hear-about Mike. He saved the 20th-year reunion for the JMHS Class of 1983 when our venue had to cancel due-to Hurricane Isabel. ...Read More »
80 of 82 | Posted by: Priscilla Downey - Manassas, VA

“Orville, I'm terribly sorry to hear the news about Mike. Having lost a daughter, I know how hard this has to be for you and hope the love and support...Read More »
81 of 82 | Posted by: Monica Reed - Alexandria, VA

“There are no words to tell you how much we cared for Mike. He will be missed every day. Our prayers and our love are with his family always. ”
82 of 82 | Posted by: Janet & Frank Rusk - Vienna, VA


On Thursday, March 19, 2009 at his home in Vienna, VA. Loving father of Mitchell and Grace Knicely. Son of Orville and Edna Knicely and Joyce Knicely; brother of Timothy, Brian and the late William Knicely.

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