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William Mark Michaels, 1951 - 2023 February 09, 2023 (3 comments)


Bonita Springs FL--William Mark Michaels, former owner of Michaels Jewelers in Connecticut and The Michaels Group, died on January 2. He was 71.

Michaels spent most of his life in running his family retail business, most recently with his two daughters, Brittany and Lindsay. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all who met him.

In addition to his two daughters, he is survived by his wife Rose, sons-in-law, Dan and Dmitriy, granddaughter, Kamila Rose, and brother Irving (Mickey) of California. He loved life, music, boating in Maine, golf, and his friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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Mark was a true gentleman.  The Michaels’s chain of stores is in my trade area.  I got to know Mark during a jeweler trip to Thailand.  During the trip we had many conversations.  His understanding of our overall jewelry business and industry was deep.  I sensed his passion for his life’s work and the people he was responsible for.  My sincere sympathy goes out to his family.  You lost him way too soon.
Don Unwin
Sterling Jewelers, Wethersfield, Connecticut

By Don Unwin on Feb 10th, 2023 at 2:42pm

Such a wonderful man. Always so gracious and thoughtful. Keeping his family close to our hearts! Henderson Legacy/Luca / AvayGray Designs.

By Ann Gieser / Henderson Legacy on Feb 10th, 2023 at 3:38pm

Mark was one of a kind.  So smart but so giving.
My first visit with him as a rep, while I was trying to make a viable presentation, he stopped me and then proceeded to educate me on multi store chains and their needs.
He turned that first order from 5K to 50K….it wasn’t the money, it was the empathy, kindness, toughness and his ability to share all the knowledge that he had with someone else.
He and I became good business friends for many years and shared many laughs together as he had a keen sense of humor…..We will all miss him

By Peter Wish on Feb 12th, 2023 at 4:03pm

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