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“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...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Diane Walker-Butler - OH

“We shared many great adventures as children ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Joe Walker - Richland, MI

“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...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: K.J. Little - Oklahoma City, OK

“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,...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Marcie Groesbeck, MD - OH

“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...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Rob & Nancy Faulkner - Akron, OH

“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...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Andy DiBartolomeo - OH

“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...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Dave & Lydia Freed - Akron, OH

“You will truly missed,work with you for 24 years at city emergency,GO WITH gods speed ,fond memories will be left. ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Mary Lucas - Akron, OH

“Megan, I never got to meet your Dad, but what I have heard from you and have read he sounded like a great man. ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: Tammy - Navarre, OH

“We know you will be riding with the winning jockeys at the Kentucky Derby, pushing the Brown forward for a win and most of all watching over OSU. ...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Jim & Paula Halas - Akron, OH

“I HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH "MACK" IN THE E.R. AT CITY HOSPITAL SEVERAL YEARS AGO AS A RED CROSS VOLUNTEER. HE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON, AND...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: JOYCE GANOE - STOW, OH

“To Dr. Mackan's Family, I had the privilege of working with Dr. Mackan when he first started working at Akron City Hospital ED. He was always kind,...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Diana L Smith - Akron, OH

“I met Mike in 1978 when he returned to ACH from the Navy and I had just finished my medical residency. I worked with him for a year in the ED and...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Joseph Alexander, Jr. - Akron, OH

“Megan and Bethany- I spoke with my mom today and she told me about the passing of your dad. I wanted to tell you both how sorry I am for your loss....Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Tanya (Muncer) Flanagan - Cary, NC

“I knew Mike when I worked at City Hospital with the Media Services Dept. He was a great teacher and always loved his ER work. He was a good friend...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Tina Schoch - Tallmadge, OH

“Spead your wings Mich may you have a safe journey. ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Thomas Tubbs - OH

“Megan Bethany....there r no words too express just how much my family loved your our dad.....my brother Chris introduced him too us and he and my dad...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: lori clemons - fairlawn, OH

“Dr Mackan was a great supporter for the American Heart Association. He was always working on educating the EMS system. I will also remember him for...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Alice Luse - Akron, OH

“Mike, the first time I met you @ City hospital I couldn't get over how friendly you were. Since that was my first day on the job I was nervous but...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy Fuchs - Brooklyn, OH

“Beth and Meggie, your father was such a great guy. He was so smart, witty and fun. He was also a kind and caring person. He will be greatly missed. ...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Shelley Snider - Columbus, OH

“Megan & Beth - Your Dad was the greatest! He had an infectious smile and such a great personality. I have such good memories of times spent with...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Pam Lewis - Elyria, OH

“God bless you all in your time of sorrow. Mike was a good man and I am sorry for your loss. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Mary Lou Mackan-Brown - Hillsboro, OH

“I wish we had gotten more time brother. I love you and remember all of the nice things you did for me as I was growing up. You were a brilliant man...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Andrew Mackan - Hillsboro, OH


Michael Dale Mackan, MD, FACEP, age 64, died on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Allay Senior Care, Canton, Ohio. He was born to Edgar Dale and Betty Lee (Hull) Mackan in Marion, Ohio, on June 3, 1947. He attended St. Mary, Marion, Mt. St. Francis High School, Indiana, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, and The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from OSU's College of Medicine in 1975. From 1976 to 1978 he was a Medical Officer with the US Naval Medical Corps where he was stationed with the Naval Construction Forces, Indian Ocean; and the Atlantic Alert Battalion, Europe. He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and the Naval Expeditionary Medal and was a member of the Seabees, Battalion 133. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Akron City Hospital where he went on to become the Chief Resident; he received the "Hoyt Award" for best research co-author; and in 1980, he received the "Teacher of the Year Award, Residency Program". He worked as an Emergency Medicine attending physician at both Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals until his retirement in 2006. He was a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at NEOUCOM. He also had been a board member of Akron's Community Drug Board Foundation, the American Heart Association, Ohio ACEP, and a chairperson for the Regional Physician Advisory Board, Region VIII. He was proud to have co-chaired the committee to develop the Trauma Triage protocols for the State of Ohio. The Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians named him "Emergency Room Physician of the year" in 1993 and awarded him the "Bill Hall Award for Service" in 2006. He loved teaching all levels of EMS providers, and was the medical director for numerous local fire departments and ambulance services in Summit County. He served as team pyhsician at St. Vincent St. Mary High School in Akron. He was an OSU, Cleveland Browns and Kentucky Derby fanatic. He is survived by daughters, Megan Mackan of Canal Fulton and Bethany Mackan of Canal Fulton; mother, Betty Mackan; sisters, Teresa (Barry) Hazlett and Mary Mackan both of Marion; brothers, James (Virgia) Mackan, of Logan, Ohio, Timothy (Connie) Mackan of Grove City, Ohio, Christopher Mackan of Columbus, Ohio; fiancé, Kay Castaldo of Philadelphia, PA and many nieces and nephews. Mike never knew a stranger and will be missed by many dear friends and colleagues. He was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Dale Mackan and sister, Patricia Mackan Klein of Delaware, Ohio and a son, Jason Mackan. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 in the Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel (801 Pittsburg Ave. NW) from 2 to 4 pm with funeral services to follow at 4:00 pm. A funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Michael Nimocks at St.Mary Church, 251 N. Main St. Marion, Ohio on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 10:30 am., followed by burial with military honors in the Marion Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Mary Churh, 251 N. Main St. Marion, Ohio 43302 or to the Safety Forces Chaplaincy Center, 150 Furnace St. Akron, Ohio 44304. Those wishing to share a fond memory or their condolences may sign the Reed on-line guestbook at our website www.reedfuneralhome.com

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