Michael Patrick Glass, age 55, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, of natural causes. He will always be loved and missed by his family and friends. Michael was born on June 11, 1961, in Marysville, California, to Robert Porter Glass, Jr., and Mary Ann Richardson Glass. When he was still a child, his family moved to Montana, where he enjoyed the great outdoors of Bridger and Red Lodge. Later in life, Michael moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he met his best friend and life partner, Bryce Yoder, in 1987.
Naturally gifted as a fine artist, Michael painted murals in the trompe l’oeil (literally, trick-the-eye) tradition and also painted Faux finishes. He learned the art of coiffure at the Scott Cole Academy, and was a freelance hair stylist. His creative endeavors also included master baking and cooking to the delight of many. Michael volunteered for The Girl Scouts of Arizona by putting on art workshops for their niece’s troop and also volunteered with the Pomelo Park Neighborhood in Phoenix.
Michael is survived by his partner Bryce Yoder; his siblings, Rob, Steve, Chris, Susan; his nieces and nephews, William, Ryan, Danielle, Jeffery, and Lauren; his sister-in-law Debbie and brother-in-law, Bruce; his mother-in-law, Bert; Bryce’s nieces Heather, Natalie, Rachel, and Lydia; his dear friends, Missy, Patricia, and Angelique; and his beloved Airedale terrier, Flaik.