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“My Childhood Friend, R.I.P. Michael Gotch We Miss You. We Will Love You Always WPNY Eastview ”
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“Miss you my cousin.See you later.. ”
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Mr. Michael Todd Gotch, 54, of Danbury, passed away unexpectedly, on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Danbury Hospital.

Mr. Gotch was born August 13, 1964, in Bronx, NY, a son to Mrs. Arlene (Little) Gotch of Bronxville, NY and the late Mr. Mitchel Castille Gotch.

Michael's mother relocated to White Plains, NY where Michael was raised. Michael spent much of his life at Mont Lawn Camp in the Poconos, PA, as a camper as well as a staff member. Michael graduated from White Plains High School in 1982 then attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA where he majored in communications and journalism.

Michael built many long-lasting friendships across the country. During his time at Mont Lawn, and had 2 mentors whom were fondly called 'Mr. Al' and 'Mr. Gene'. He was also the camp photographer and videographer. Michael worked at WTNH-Channel 8 News for many years and also worked at TBN (Trinity Broadcast Network).

Michael and Shirley met in June 1994. They were engaged in November 1994 and were united in Holy Matrimony on August 26, 1995. Shirley had a daughter from another relationship, Chelsea Kamari to which Michael became an exemplary model father to. Michael never allowed the terms of 'step-daughter' or 'step-father' to be used. He was simply Dad or Daddy and they were a complete family unit. Later, Michael and Shirley were blessed with two other daughters, Jordan Kameron and Jasmine Keyon. Michael spent many precious moments with his girls entertaining them, teaching them, and making sure they were introduced to different cultures, places and things. The day that his daughter, Jordan walked across the stage and graduated from Johnson and Wales University just a few weeks ago was indeed a proud father moment for him. He was equally just as proud of his youngest daughter Jasmine who completed her first year of school at Dean College. Jasmine chose to transfer from Dean College and was accepted into the University of Connecticut which is where she will finish up her education. Chelsea became his personal barber as this was her career passion and he was oh so very proud of her and spoke of her work to others as often as he could. Michael had a very unique relationship with each of his 3 daughters that can never be explained and a bond that can never be broken.

Michael was a devoted and loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. Michael was fondly known as the 'Gentle Giant' and never met a stranger. He was never judgmental and was very respectful and well respected by those whom he came in contact with. Although he was a rather quiet and reserved, Michael loved very deeply to all of those in his circle.

Besides his loving and devoted wife Shirley, he leaves behind, his 3 daughters, Chelsea, Jordan and Jasmine, his loving mother, Arlene, his siblings, Sebrenia, Linda, Patricia, Shirley and Jimmy. His nephew DeAndre, great niece Maliyah, and a host of other loving nephews and nieces. He also leaves behind 2 loyal brother-in-laws, Jimmie L Williams and Charlie L Williams, Sr. and 3 loving sister-in-laws, Sarah, Elizabeth and Claudette and a host of close dear friends, and friends that became family over the years.