Michael Allen Viner                  Return to In Memoriam

AGE: 66 • Salisbury

Michael Allen Viner of Salisbury, MD and formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on December 13, 2014 with his family by his side. He was 66 years old.

Michael graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1966 as a National Merit Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. He was appointed to the United States Military Academy, West Point, upon graduation. Mike completed his college career at the University of Delaware, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business & Economics.

Michael enjoyed a substantive and varied professional life. In the early 1980s, Mike landed his dream job as Senior Chief, Installation for the Alexander Proudfoot Companies based in Chicago. For the next twenty years, he traveled the United States and the world extensively to analyze businesses in order to find better, more efficient ways for them to operate. His meticulous attention to detail served him well in this capacity. Some of his favorite expeditions led him to Singapore, Malaysia and China. After his tenure at Proudfoot, Mike began to focus on the medical/surgical supply industry while working for Sklar Instruments in West Chester, PA and Trinity Sterile in Salisbury, MD. In both cases, Mike was an integral player in each organization's expansion and success.

Mike was a voracious reader, an avid baseball fan as well as a great lover of animals, of which he rescued many.

Michael is survived by his two sons, M. Christopher F. Viner (Stephanie) and Ryan S. Viner, who loved him dearly. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren, Riley Christopher Viner and Reagan Elizabeth Viner, on whom he doted at every opportunity.

The family wishes to thank the physicians, nurses and staff at Peninsula Regional Medical Center (Salisbury, MD), Christiana Care Hospital and Season's Hospice (at Christiana Hospital). Their knowledge, dedication and compassion were instrumental in caring for Michael as he journeyed through the final phase of his life.