Michael J. Meissner, 74, of Falmouth, formerly from Cincinnati OH, where he was born and raised, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. He was married to Barbara (Domanski) Meissner for 51 years.
He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Miami University, Oxford OH. He was also a member of the SAE fraternity. He attended and graduated from Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning GA and served in the US Army as Second Lieutenant during the Vietnam War.
His career in the automotive industry spanned 30 years in Michigan. He owned and operated Armstrong & Meissner, Inc., a sales and marketing company.
Mike enjoyed running marathons over the past 30 years, including the Boston, New York and Detroit Free Press races as well as the Falmouth Road Race.
After retirement, his passion became focused on drawing and painting inspired by local seascapes and the Falmouth Harbor. As a member of Woods Hole Golf Club and Oakland Hills CC, he enjoyed golfing and recently started teaching his grandchildren to play.
In addition to his wife, Mike is survived by his daughter Michele Gaziano and husband Steven of Belmont, his son Mark Meissner and wife Kathleen of Royal Oak, MI; his 5 grandchildren: Lindsay, Leah, Joseph, & Carly Gaziano, and Addison Meissner; his sister Diane McWilliams of OH, and his brother-in-law Thomas Domanski and wife Nancy of Jim Thorpe, PA.
A visitation is being held from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan 16th at the Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St., Falmouth. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 511 Main St., Falmouth. Burial is private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Historic Highfield, Inc., P.O. Box 494, Falmouth, MA 02541 or Friends of Nobska Light, PO Box 183, Falmouth MA 02541.