In Loving Memory of Michael H. Waddell
December 21, 1954 - August 9, 2012
We celebrate the life of Michael H. Waddell - our dear colleague and friend who left us today. Mike was a person who humbly touched our lives and made each of us better with every moment spent together. One never to be satisfied with the status quo, he challenged our thinking with a common sense rarely found. He could make the most complex seem simple and rarely let any of us off the hook if we weren't trying hard enough.
Mike was not only a co-worker, but a part of our family. To each of us he filled many roles - mentor and leader; friend and advisor; colleague and team mate. While he will be intensely missed, we choose today to celebrate his incredible life and honor a true gentleman who changed the course of our firm and our lives. Today we announce the establishment of an annual scholarship - the Michael H. Waddell Academic Scholarship. Memorial donations may be made to:
Michael H. Waddell Academic Scholarship
c/o Gateway Commercial Bank
6860 E. Warner Road
Mesa, AZ 85212
Account #: 2000105425
To you, Mike, we raise a pint and celebrate the privilege of knowing and working with you. We are so incredibly proud of you and the battles you've fought. Cheers and God Speed.