Dr. Michael Aaron Patt
Dr. Michael Aaron Patt, 74, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, died on 18 June 2022.
The Funeral was held at The Davidson/Hermelin Chapel at Clover Hill Park, 2425 14 Mile Rd, Birmingham MI 48009 on Tuesday, 21 June 2022 at 2:00 PM .
Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh officiated.
Click to watch a video of the recorded service.
Interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery.
The family of Dr. Michael Aaron Patt will be gathering through the evening of Wednesday, June 22 at the residence, 1510 Surria Court, Bloomfield Hills MI 48304.
Family and friends will be gathering on Tuesday following the interment andon Wednesday from 2:30-4:30 and from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Religious services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
Michael Aaron Patt was born in Detroit on June 11, 1948, to Isador Frederick Patt and Bettie E. Patt. His father, an engineer, owned Peerless Productions which manufactured machines for automotive assembly lines in Detroit. His mother, a pianist, studied at The Juilliard School in New York. He graduated from Mumford High School class of 1966 and went on to study mathematics at the University of Michigan. In Ann Arbor, he developed his entrepreneurial spirit by starting a flower company Petals in the Wind. Michael had a deep appreciation for music and used to play his guitar next to his flower cart in the diag. He went on to study medicine at UAG in Guadalajara, Mexico and developed a lifelong attachment to Mexican culture and food. He excelled in his studies at UAG earning a 99 percentile on the USMLE step one, which earned him a spot back home at Wayne State University Medical School. He moved back to Detroit in 1975 and met his future wife, Luana Jeanne Kyselka, who had also transferred into the same class at Wayne State Medical School. They soon fell in love, as two free spirits in medical school who shared an appreciation for music, art, and culture. They graduated from Wayne State Medical School in 1977, married in 1978 and remained married for 44 years. Michael went on to specialize in anesthesiology, completing two fellowships at Northwestern University in neurosurgical anesthesia and cardiovascular anesthesia. He enjoyed a 35-year career as an anesthesiologist at Beaumont Hospital as a partner with South Oakland Anesthesia Associates. He was known for utilizing the light wand for difficult intubations and it was said by his partners that he could “intubate a rock”. He retired from anesthesiology in 2013, but instead of enjoying a traditional retirement, he started a second career as a successful private investor in equities, venture capital, and real estate. He was creative, astute, and embraced risk. He sought out technology and was an early adapter and investor. He and Luana made many charitable contributions to organizations and individuals over the years. Throughout his lifetime, he suffered a tremendous amount of early loss within his immediate family to cancer. He was resilient, had a healthy sense of humor and was dedicated to his wife and three daughters, Marisa Elizabeth Patt, Minda Lisa Patt, and Amelia Etta Patt-Zamir. He fostered their education and encouraged them to be professional and independent women, qualities he admired about their mother. He was a role model and source of strength for many of his nephews, nieces, grandchildren and many friends. His greatest wish was for his family to stand together and support one another throughout life's ups and downs. Above all, Michael felt at peace when he was on the water. He sailed many voyages throughout the Great Lakes and the Caribbean including one epic sail on his trusted 39-foot Beau Geste from Traverse City, Michigan through a hurricane to the Turks and Caicos. He was a steadfast navigator who lived for adventure and could tackle the wind and the waves to emerge triumphant on calm waters. He was his family’s captain, the wind beneath their wings, and they will carry on his legacy. Michael always loved numbers and passed away on June 18, 2022, an auspicious day in that 18 means “chai” or “life” in Hebrew and is a symbol of good luck.
Beloved husband of 44 of Dr. Luana Kyselka. Cherished father of Dr. Marisa (Brian Warner) Patt, Dr. Minda (Michael Bednarski) Patt, and Amelia (Ari) Patt Zamir. Loving Papa of Georgine Warner, Estelle Bednarski, Leonel Patt Zamir, Orly Bednarski, and Mikaela Patt Zamir. Dear brother-in-law of Roberta Patt, Carol Pine, Kyle Kyselka, and Roberta Kyselka. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and many friends. He was pre-deceased by David Jeremy Patt, Claire Patt Colman, Daniel Patt, Judee Patt Herman, and Robert Patt.
It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Dr. Michael Aaron Patt may do so by making a contribution to:
Doctors Without Borders-USAClick to Visit Charity Website
American Committee For The Weizmann Institute of ScienceClick to Visit Charity Website