WENHAM — Michael F. Vyn was born on November 24, 1972, in New York City, to parents Eleanor Mears Vyn (Elie) and Frederick A. Vyn. He left his body on October 31, 2013. He died from acute leukemia, 24 days short of his 41st birthday. Throughout his life, he fought illness with grace, tenacity and courage. Life was precious and humbling to Mike. He demonstrated his compassion for all and expected nothing less from others, never shrinking away from challenges, never bowing to social stigma, or criticism. He carried his spirit, ever growing stronger, as he peacefully left his physical body. "Michael, the Lion Hearted."
He leaves his mother, Eleanor Mears Vyn of Wenham, Mass.; two sisters, Katherine E.Vyn of Florida, and Mary E. Vyn of New Hampshire; niece, Maia Aisha Vyn of Florida; grandfather, David A. Mears of Essex, Mass.; aunts, Louise Mears Lutts and family, Haverill Mass., Joan Sebulski Vyn and family of Michigan, and Marty Vyn of Colorado; uncles, Walter G. Mears and family of Peabody, Mass., and Barry M. Mears and family of Essex; and loving friends and caregivers. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Mary A. Mears; and his uncle, Daniel D. Mears.
ARRANGEMENTS: His memorial service will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite organization.