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Michael Alois Baechle
January 20, 1954 - December 27, 2020
Loving father, brother & friend
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Obituaries » Michael Alois Baechle
Dr. Michael Alois Baechle, born January 20,1954 in Travis, C.A., a beloved father, neighbor, and mentor to his friends and family, passed away at his home in Denville, N.J., on December 27, 2020 at the age of 66.
Michael is survived by his daughter Simone Laura Baechle and his son-in-law, David Edward Kalan; his sister Kathy Scaturro (nee Baechle) and brother-in-law Kurt Scaturro, niece Sarah and nephew Kyle; his father Alois Baechle; his sister Jane Green (nee Baechle) and niece Amie. He was a loving brother to the late Mary Patricia Baechle and son to the late Mary Jane Baechle. He is also survived by Simone and David’s dog Oliver, whom Michael loved caring for when his daughter and son-in-law were out of town.
Raised in St. Louis, the deceased was a proud alumnus of Northwestern University, where he earned his Bachelor’s and Doctorate degrees.
He was especially proud of his dissertation, A review of the psychoanalytic and developmental paradigms of interstellar radio communication 1959-1978, which is on file at the Northwestern University Library and the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. He briefly taught film and communications courses at institutions of higher education in Illinois and Texas before working in telecommunications at AT&T, where he was employed for 25 years.
While at AT&T, he helped to pioneer early e-commerce initiatives and technologies in the 1990s, among his achievements were spearheading website creation for small businesses and earning a U.S. patent.
Michael loved sailing, cultivating orchids, building and programming computers, film, modern art, and outer space. He enjoyed traveling to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, St. Maarten, and the American Southwest. He never met a broken gadget he couldn’t fix.
Memorial details will be forthcoming. Condolences may be sent to Simone Baechle and David Kalan, 212 9th St Apt 1B, Jersey City, NJ 07302 . Donations in honor of the deceased may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Par-Troy Funeral Home 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany or visit us at www.partroyfuneralhome.com .