Michael was born in Kent, Ohio on March 3rd, 1963 to Ronald Gritton and Darlene Sherman Maki. He graduated from east high school in Akron, Ohio in 1982 and he was on the Tennis team winning city championship in doubles. He moved to Florida in 1982 where he went to community College for machining and was a top rated machinist for 40yrs until he became disabled. He had an amazing sense of humor and loved golf. He was loved by many and will be truly missed .
Proceeding him in death is his wife Lisa, his Mother Darlene and Father Ronald. Surviving him is his brother Randy Rohde, his sister Alisha Gritton Faulkner and his brother Brian Swartzmiller and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and his best friend Lucky his dog.