Berman, Michael B. (Mike); age 73; died suddenly in a car accident, Thursday, October 30, 2014, in Somers, Montana. Mike was born in 1941, to George and Dessa Berman, in Chicago IL. He grew up in various cities including Chicago, Detroit and Newark, N.Y. Mike was a graduate of Bowling Green University and enjoyed a long and successful career as a broadcast and advertising executive in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Detroit. Mike was a long-time professional in the Detroit broadcast industry (radio and television), with experience including positions of Sales Manager at WXYZ-TV, WWJ-TV, and WKBD TV; General Sales Manager of WCXI Radio; Station Manager of WXON-TV, and Senior VP Midwest Region (Detroit and Chicago) for Premiere Radio Networks. It was in Detroit that Mike met Maureen Hathaway, also a media executive, and after the first wonderful 15 years as a couple, they married in Las Vegas in May of 1991. Longtime residents of Groveland Township in Oakland County, they moved full time to Montana in 2006. Altogether, they enjoyed 38 splendid years together the last 8 years spent in their new home in Montana. Mike loved life in Montana so much that his only regret was that he and Maureen didn’t move here sooner. He became an avid fly-fisherman and developed an intense zeal for art, specializing in collecting original work by Montana artists. He valued his friendships with artists and gallery owners and looked forward to an annual pilgrimage with his brother, David, to the Western Art Show in Great Falls. His true lifelong passion was horseracing and he was thrilled to be a part owner of several thoroughbred racehorses in the last year of his life. Mike became active in Rotary, volunteered on a Glacier Symphony Committee, enjoyed his daily coffee group in Lakeside, and valued the many new friends he made in Montana. He and Maureen especially cherished sunset cocktails on the deck enjoying the beautiful view over Flathead Lake. Mike was noted for his warmth and his smile. He could bring serenity and calm where there was tumult. He always had a twinkle in his eye. His grandmother would say, “He is like a piece of silk.” He is survived by and will be terribly missed by his wife, Maureen Hathaway; his brother and best friend, David M Berman; his sister-in-law, Sandy Berman; niece, Rebecca Berman (Chris Fagot); and great nephew, J.D.; nephew, Josh Berman (Kira); brothers-in-law, Joe Hathaway (Irene), David Hathaway (Mary Ann Fortunate); and nieces, Alexandra Hathaway, Mary E. Hathaway, and Lisa M. Hathaway. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a ; . Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of his Life will be held Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Detroit Golf Club. Condolences may be sent to PO Box 340, Somers MT, 59932. To send a note of condolence to the family please visit Buffalo Hill Funeral Home is caring for the family.Published in Daily Tribune on Nov. 16, 2014+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View guest book "May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of..."- Tina Marie Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Michael Berman Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Michael Berman Add a photo +

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