Dr. Michael Wayne Migdal of River Vale, NJ died on Friday, April 28th at 12:56 AM at Hackensack University Medical Center. He was 59 years old and died from injuries sustained from a bicycling accident. Michael was born on December 24th, 1957 in Fort Lee, NJ. His parents Anita and Leonard purchased their first home in Glen Rock after opening Ridgewood Decorators and Michael, along with his sister Rachelle, enjoyed a loving family life. After graduating from Glen Rock High School he pursued a medical career, graduating from Lafayette College in 1980 and then from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1984. Michael was partnered with Dr. Andrew Spector for the last 27 years as part of an innovative practice team at Gentle Dentistry of Haworth, NJ.
Michael married his wife Roberta "Robbie" Riskin, daughter of Elaine (deceased) and Sidney Riskin, sister to Suzanne Riskin of Wayne, NJ, in August, 1997. Michael was a devoted husband and father and was very proud of their two beautiful daughters Elyse, 16 and Hailey, 12. Members of their family include their dogs Codie, Sugar and Max (deceased).
Michael was an avid cyclist and enjoyed being in nature. His gentle way, his intellectual curiosity and his residing happiness about life inspired those around him. He was passionate about his work and was embraced by his patients. He was a dear friend to many and shall be remembered with much love in the hearts of all who knew him.
Michael is survived by his wife Robbie, daughters Elyse and Hailey, his mother Anita Migdal and sister Rachelle Migdal. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service on Wednesday, May 3rd, 11:30 AM at Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel (W-150 Route 4, Paramus, NJ 07652).
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM at Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel (Paramus, NJ). The entombment will take place at the Sanctuary of Abraham & Sarah inside Cedar Park Cemetery (735 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ) immediately following the Chapel service.
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