Michael James Darrington was born August 25‚ 1963‚ to James and Christine Darrington in Toledo‚ Ohio. Michael was the second of three children‚ the oldest being Lawrence and the youngest‚ Mertes.
Michael graduated from Rogers High School in 1981‚ where he was a member of the varsity football and baseball teams. He attended the University of Toledo. On May 11‚ 1984‚ Michael embarked upon his fire career with the City of Toledo‚ and on April 4‚ 1994‚ he became a paramedic.
Michael had a successful 25-year fire service career. He was respected amongst his peers and well liked. He had a gentle and caring professional demeanor with all of his patients. Combining his love of sports and his service with the fire department‚ he played basketball in the Toledo Fireman League for many years.
In 1986‚ Michael met his wife Tracey. They were married on June 11‚ 1994‚ and from this union two beautiful daughters‚ Brittany Lyne_ and Taryn Mychals‚ were born.
Michael loved the Lord. He was a member of the Rossford First Baptist Church‚ where he was a deacon in training and was active with the sound ministry and van ministry.
Michael’s devotion to his family and career ended suddenly at Toledo Fire House 14 in the crew’s quarters at the young age of 45. Michael‚ the husband‚ father‚ son‚ brother‚ and friend‚ will be greatly missed. He will always be remembered by those he helped‚ saved‚ and blessed with his great big smile and kind words.
We love you‚ Michael!