Michael C. MacNerland

Michael Clayton MacNerland, 38, of Naples, Florida, and originally born and raised in Saranac Lake, passed away tragically on April 4, 2021. He was surrounded by his family in their home.

Michael was predeceased by his grandparents Dempsey and Nancy Johnson, grandmother Luna Howard and grandfather Robert MacNerland. He is survived by his grandmother Joan MacNerland, parents Richard and Tia MacNerland, his brother and brother’s wife Stephen and Deirdre MacNerland, and his nephew Brayden MacNerland.

After Michael attended Saranac Lake High School, he went on to study art at SUNY Oswego. Michael was an exceptional artist and author of poetry books and short stories. He was a lifelong learner and loved to read books and listen to podcasts of the universe and science, and he was so excited for what AI (Artificial Intelligence) was going to look like in the next 10 years. While he had many favorite mediums, the one thing he loved on earth more than anything was his mother Tia.

“Hurricane my anonymity

“Bereave me in effigy

“Lay waste to my name

“But do, please

“Tell them of my humor”

— Mike Mac

Honour requested no services be held and that his ashes be spread. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Mental Health America in memory of Michael Clayton MacNerland.