Michael W. Fordice Chemist, amateur magician Michael W. Fordice, 76, of Randolph, N.J., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Columbus Specialty Hospital, Newark, N.J. He was born in St. Paul, Minn., and had been a resident of Randolph since 1977. Memorial visitation is on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, from 1 to 5 p.m. with a service at 3 p.m. at Tuttle Funeral Home, 272 State Rte. 10 West, Randolph ( tuttlefh.com ). Michael began his career as an organic and clinical chemist working for Merck & Co., the East Orange V.A. Hospital and MetPath Inc. before retiring from Roche Diagnostic Systems in 1999. Since his retirement, he owned and operated Fordice Communications in Randolph. Michael was an amateur magician and a member of the Society of American Magicians. He loved Apple Computers and was a member of MAC-NJ. He also sang with the Hunterdon Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus. He greatly admired the Service Dog Project in MA online at explore.org . Michael is survived by Tanya, his wife of 47 years; daughter, Alison Fordice of Englewood, N.J.; son, Christopher and his partner, Heidi Adami of New York; brother, John and his wife, Janice of Pennsylvania, and his niece and nephew, Beth and Jeffrey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Servicedogproject.org or S.D.P. 37 Boxford Rd., Ipswich, Mass., 07938.
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