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Mike Cady passed away

It is with sadness that the IWF was informed that U.S. weightlifiting passionate Mike Cady passed away on April 11, 2012.

Judge Mike Cady, of Frederick, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Kline Hospice House after a long battle against cancer.

Born June 21, 1943, to Bernard and Lola Mae Cady, he was raised in Riverdale MD, attended Braille School during his elementary school years, then transferred to public school. He graduated from Bladensburg High School, served in the Marine Corps in 1962, attended Seminary, then entered the workforce and quickly advanced his career at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland.

He served as Director of Finance at G.W, was Executive Director for D.C. Dental Association, then Executive Director for Maryland Dental Association. He formed his own business, Mike Cady Inc., and served as Vice President of the Board of County Commissioners from 2002-2006. He was honored and humbled when Frederick County citizens elected him to be a Judge of the Orphans Court. He was a patriot and valued the intent of our Nation’s political and Judicial system.

He advocated for youth sports, and formed the Monocacy Valley Olympic Training Center, a non-for-profit facility that served all ages. He served as the 2nd Vice President of USA Weightlifting, was a US Senior International Coach and volunteered his time coaching in the local, national and international competitions. Mike worked hard to host and organize an unforgettable World Weightlifting University Championships at Mount Saint Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, 2004.

He respected the educational system and believed every child should have the opportunity to learn, including aiding in the formation of and financially supporting TACT. Mike was an active member of Rotary Club of Frederick, Frederick County Farm Bureau, the Historical Society of Frederick County, a parishioner of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Utica and enjoyed the company and conversation of the Frederick Coffee Club. Prior to taking office, he was a member of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and chaired its Regional Sports Commission Task Force and the Inaugural Frederick Annual Marathon Race Committee.

Mike is survived by his wife, L. Darlene Cady, daughter Michelle and husband Todd Morrison, son Steve and son Darren and his wife Carter, his sister Irene Cady.

Source: Dragomir Cioroslan