Carthage - Michael A. Kamide, 61, of 305 Church St., died unexpectedly Saturday morning, February 2, 2013 at his residence.

Michael was born in West Carthage on February 17, 1951, the son of the late Abdoo M. and M. Jamal Abdoo Kamide. He was a graduate of Augustinian Academy.

He worked at the former W.T. Grants Store in Carthage before joining the Crown Zellerbach Corp. where he worked for over twenty years as a lab technician. After the closure of the mill, he was employed at TYCO in Watertown and Diemolding Corp. in Canastota.  

Michael was an avid football fan of the Washington Redskins. He loved all animals and most especially his nephew's dog "Jack."

He was a member of St. James Catholic Church and the BPOE Lodge # 1762, Carthage.

He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Judy A. and Ron Hill of West Carthage, a nephew and his wife, David M. and Joann Hill of Carthage and a great niece, Tori Hill.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at St.James Catholic Church with the Rev. George F. Maroun, Pastor officiating. Spring burial will be in Old St. James Cemetery. Calling hours at the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home will be on Tuesday from 4-7 pm.

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