Morton, Michael Frederic
Birth: Sunday, June 11, 1961
Residence: Leonardtown, Maryland
Death: Saturday, October 08, 2016 at the age of 55
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Dr. Michael Frederic Morton, 55, of Leonardtown, passed away at his home on October 8, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Deborah Spalding, his parents Fred and Shirley Morton and his sisters Allison McGhee and Julie Morton.
Michael's father was a career Navy man, so Mike lived in many parts of the United States before settling in St. Mary's County. He attended Great Mills High School and graduated with honors in 1979.
Mike was a life-long lover of learning, earning honors in the following degrees: A BA in English Literature from St. Mary's College, during which time he spent one year at the Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Oxford, England. After leaving Oxford, Mike backpacked across Europe. He earned a BS in Biology, from St Mary's College and a Master's degree in Zoology from University of Maryland, He earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland. While pursuing his Doctorate, he spent a semester in Thailand researching the Thai methods of processing "green pharmaceuticals."
Mike was a remarkable person who was intelligent, kind and compassionate. He loved reading, traveling and gardening, had an insatiable curiosity and was a passionate student. Mike was one of only a few hundred pharmacists in the country to earn his specialty in Chemotherapy. He wrote a paper on Chrono Therapy, which is the application of pharmaceuticals in rhythm with the patient's circadian and other body cycles.
He loved all of his four-legged "children," especially Miss Lilly the cat and Miss Violet the dog, and the others too numerous to name here.
A memorial service will be held November 12, at the Leonardtown Rescue Squad building from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's or to the Walk for Hospice in Memory of Dr. Mike Morton https://www.facebook.com/tomspaldingforhospice/