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W. Michael Ratcliffe

Michael Ratcliffe, 72, passed away on June 21, 2020 at his home in Brown Summit, NC. Mike was born on December 8, 1947 in Schenectady New York, the only child, to the late William and Agnes Ratcliffe. He married his high school sweetheart, Nancy, in 1968 and joined the Navy in that same year. After four years of service during the Vietnam War they welcomed their son, Scott, in 1972. Two years later in 1974, they welcomed their daughter, Robin. He worked at General Electric for 25 years as a Computer Consultant and later moved to Brown Summit to work for Lorillard Tobacco Company. After he retired, he became a substitute teacher for Northern Guilford Middle and High School where he enjoyed working with students and the staff. Over the years, Mike had a great love for animals, and rescued many cats and dogs which was his true passion. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Nancy Somers Ratcliffe; children, Scott Ratcliffe, Robin Lamb; grandchildren, Austin Ratcliffe, Colin Ratcliffe, and Sarah Lamb. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his grandson, Brendan Ratcliffe. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Guilford County Animal Shelter, 4525 West Wendover Greensboro, NC 27409.


Guestbook

We are so sorry to hear about Mike. We always enjoyed talking with him while walking our dogs in the neighborhood. He sure loved his dogs. He'll be greatly missed. Stan and Marilyn Faeth

Stan Faeth Jun 28 2020 4:43 PM

Our heartfelt sympathies to you. We will miss Mikes presence in our journey. Chuck and Linda

Chuck and Linda Jun 27 2020 9:29 AM

Thank you for your service to our country. Rest in Peace.

Linda Bailey Jun 24 2020 5:36 PM

Stacey and Leroy Smith lit a candle for W. Michael Ratcliffe

Stacey and Leroy Smith Jun 24 2020 12:16 PM

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Kim Hayes Jun 24 2020 11:56 AM

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Debbie O'Grady Jun 24 2020 1:07 AM

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Scott Ratcliffe Jun 23 2020 8:30 PM

He subbed for me a few times at Northern Guilford High School and it was always nice to see his smiling face around the school. He had a very calming voice and a nice person to talk to. I will miss him dearly.

Scott Ilkenhons Jun 23 2020 5:15 PM

Robin Lamb lit a candle for W. Michael Ratcliffe

Robin Lamb Jun 23 2020 4:08 PM

Nancy so sorry I will be praying for you and your family. God bless :pray:

Brenda Combs, Jun 23 2020 2:55 PM