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We are very sad to announce that Michael (Mike) Holden passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 due to the COVID-19 illness. Many of you knew Mike, as he was a passionate member of SAPFM for over 15 years, and a former Board member. He was head of the Great Lakes chapter for several years. Mike was also a key part of a small group of Great Lakes chapter members (“the chair guys”) who met periodically in a basement shop to discuss period furniture making, politics, and other less important things prior to going out to lunch. The group travelled regularly to Ohio and Indiana chapter meetings, and to the Amana Iowa Hand Tool event, benefitting greatly from hours of road discussion with Mike. He was the most knowledgeable person across all subjects any of us knew, as well as a superb craftsman willing to share his understanding and methods. He also actively supported the Michigan Woodworkers Guild. Mike and his wife Becky were regular attendees at our Midyear and Williamsburg meetings.

In his passionate support of SAPFM Mike always asked the important questions and helped us all with his shared knowledge. His long term support of SAPFM and friendship to us all will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Additional information can be found at A memorial visitation will be scheduled once COVID-19 mandates have been lifted.