Madis "Mike" Raudsepp, 76 of Manchester, CT, beloved husband, and partner of 45 years of Paulette (Sablitz) Raudsepp, passed into the arms of our Lord on Saturday October 1, 2016 after a brief illness with his family by his side. Mike was born on January 11, 1940 in Tallin, Estonia, he was the son of the late Hugo and Linda Raudsepp. He immigrated with his parents to the U.S in 1950 and was proud to become a naturalized citizen in 1955. He is survived by his brother-in-law Robert Sablitz, and, grandchildren Alexander Law and Bianca Law of Germany. Mike was pre-deceased by his beloved stepson Richard E. Law III. Mike started his U.S education living in Coney Island, N.Y. He spoke only Estonian and German and he had to work hard to learn English. Later he moved to Connecticut, and graduated in 1958 from Manchester High School where he was Co-Captain of the Tennis Team. He continued to UCONN, however, was drafted into the U.S Army, he was proud of his training and experiences in the Signal Corp while serving in Korea. Returning to Connecticut, he attended Hartford Business School studying accounting, Prior to retirement Mike was employed in supervisory capacities in disbursement accounting at Pratt and Whitney East Hartford, CT. UTC for 25 years. Mike was very proud of his Estonian heritage. As a young man and teen he spent many summers in Princeton, NJ with the Estonian Boy Scouts of America. In 2012, he enjoyed his 60th camping celebration weekend reunion in Andover, CT. He was a member of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Connecticut. He was a patient, gentle man who enjoyed Bass Ale, mystery movies, gardening, watching tennis and golf, and rooting for his favorite teams the NY Yankees and NY Giants, Mike enjoyed and lavished the company of his animal companions, Snoopy and Missy, he was a history buff, and a collector of sports memorabilia. Mike was a member of local Civic, Fraternal and Military Organizations, serving as past President of the Manchester Exchange Club, as a life member of the American Legion Post 102, life member of the VFW Post 2046, life member of the Manchester Lodge of Elks 1893, Disabled American Veterans Varca- LeChausse Chapter 17, Korean War Veterans Association CT Chapter One, Manchester Masonic Lodge No.73 A.F. and A.M., Sphinx Shriners, and Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Newington, Sphinx Shriners Omar Club, Washington Loyal Orange Lodge No. 117, A Christian burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriner's Hospitals for Children, 516 Carew St, Springfield Mass. 01104, But most of all remember the man Madis 'Mike" was and do a kind deed in his memory.
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