Michael was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on Nov. 6, 1950, the son of Edgar and Janet Barton.
Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree from Geneseo State College. Shortly after college Mike entered the Army. Upon discharge from the Army he traveled extensively throughout Europe, attending an international school for six months. While in England, he participated in an archeological dig. Thereafter he traveled to Africa for a brief time with the Peace Corp. Prior to his death he was employed with the State Bar of California as a Senior Office Services Clerk
He is survived by his brother, Brian Barton of Aurora, Colo.; as well as his sister, Laurie Barton of Cohoes, N.Y.; and his two nephews, Andrew and Jeffery Barton of Aurora, Colo.
Mike was an avid reader and was especially versed in the civil war. He was the family traveler. He lived in many places across the country but, of all the places Mike lived, I think he enjoyed San Francisco as one of his most favorite. It is rich in history and culture and there are so many places to visit. In particular the Presidio, a beautiful park on the north side of San Francisco overlooking the bay area. Here he volunteered his time to help with the habitat restoration project. We are glad in our trips west we were able to spend time at the Presidio, with him acting as the tour guide.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be celebrated at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo. A date has yet to be determined. Donations may be made to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservatory.
Published on September 6, 2017