Michael Michaels

Michael Maged Michaels

Saturday, July 7th, 1945 - Thursday, November 26th, 2020
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Dr. Michael M. Michaels, 75, of Palatka, passed from this life on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following an extended illness. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt and as a boy, attended British Boys School, Victoria College, named after Queen Victoria. He spoke three languages, English, French and Arabic. He graduated from Alexandria University School of Medicine in 1968. In 1969, Dr. Michaels took an American Medical Exam scoring top of all the doctors taking the exam. He applied for immigration to the United States, along with other countries. The United States wrote him a letter to invite him to immigrate to the U.S. In June 1969, at 23 years of age, he immigrated to the U.S. and started his internship at Princeton Hospital in Princeton, New Jersey. Upon completion, he moved to Danville, Pennsylvania to complete his specialty training in Urology at Geisinger Medical Center. He married his wife, Debra on May 5, 1973 in St. John’s Reformed Church of Christ in Milton, Pennsylvania. In January 1974, they both moved to Palatka, where he practiced Urology until August 2005. He served as Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Putnam Community Medical Center. Dr. Michaels also served in the U.S. Army Reserves at NAS Jacksonville with honorable discharge. On August 30, 2005, Mayor Karl Flagg and the City Commissioners claimed Dr. Michaels Day. Dr. Michaels was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Palatka where he had served as an elder.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Aziz Mikhail and Angele Grais Mikhail.
Dr. Michaels is survived by his wife of 47 years, Debra Michaels of Palatka, a daughter, Kimberley Michaels of Ponte Vedra Beach, a son, Bradley Michaels and wife Jennifer of Marietta, GA, a brother, Raouf Mikhail and wife Judy of Flint, MI, a sister, Vivian Grais and husband Morris of Salisbury, England, 4 grandchildren, Ashley Will, Haley Will, Renee Michaels and Brian Michaels as well as several nieces and nephews.
Services celebrating Dr. Michaels’ life will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Rev. Cliff Lyda officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill West Cemetery with American Legion Post #45 conducting military honors. The family will receive friends Wednesday at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home from 5:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Due to concerns with the Covid 19 virus, all attending the visitation or services will be required to wear facial coverings and practice social distancing. The services on Thursday will also be livestreamed and may be accessed at Dr. Michaels’ Book of Memories page at
Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 123 S. 2nd St., Palatka, FL 32177.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Dr. Michael’s Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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  • Service

    Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 11:00am
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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  • Interment

    Oak Hill West Cemetery
    S. Palm Ave
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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Vivian Grais

Posted at 12:11pm
Vivian Grais ,
To dear Debbie, Kim and deepest condolences for the passing of my dear brother who was only 13 months younger than me and shared all my childhood . May you rest in peace dear brother .


Posted at 10:59am

Raul Monzon,MD

Posted at 10:41am
My friend,we spend many long hours together in the operating room,as your anesthesiologist you were an outstanding surgeon,we took care of many patients together,your sense of humor was only understood by a few,I was one of those but above all your love for everyone was what I will never forget,I remember how you took care of many patients regardless what ever they could pay or not,I also remember how you fought and treated everyone with respect,regardless of their position,you were definitely a special friend to me and I will never forget you,until we meet again,Mike

Sherry Davis

Posted at 09:24am
Dear Debra, Kimberley, Bradley & Family,
Our hearts go out to you at this most difficult time. May God give all of you Peace through His Grace. Mike took care of our father for many years and his expertise , care and kindness was so appreciated. Thank you for sharing him with us and the community.

Sherry, Alfred George, Bryan & Ian Davis

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
(Psalm 116:15)

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Posted at 05:03pm
Our deepest sympathy. We know you and your family will miss Mike dearly. We are thinking of you. Love, Jim and Linda McDowall
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