Michael Carlton Clough was born on May 17, 1942 and passed away on October 3, 2019 at the age of 77 in Hollywood, FL.
He is survived by his spouse, Karen Clough; son, Casey Clough; daughter, Maggie Ulrich; sister, Judy Young; niece, Ashley Donate; and grand-niece, Liz Yannell. He is predeceased by his mother, Lynn Clough and father, Walter (Pete) Clough, as well as his brother -in-law, William (Bill) Young and niece Kelly Young.
Michael (or Mike) was born in Nashville, Tennessee and traveled most of his childhood to various countries due to his father’s job, including Cuba, Argentina and Egypt. He returned to the United States at the age of 17 moving to Coral Gables. At 21, Michael chose to follow his dreams and moved across the country to California where he pursued his music career. Michael both sang and played the guitar in several bands including, The Back Porch Majority and MC Squared. Both of these bands released several albums, some of which are on Spotify today!
Michael returned to South Florida in 1974 and soon met his wife of 43 years, Karen. The two met while playing tennis in Hollywood, Florida. They married in 1976 in the home of Michael’s sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Bill. Michael’s love for music continued into his next career, when he became a radio disc jockey and traffic reporter on WFTL in South Florida as well as 3WS in Pittsburgh. After surviving throat cancer, Michael worked for the Broward County school district before retiring in 2008.
Michael has two children, Casey Clough (wife Alison Clough) and Maggie Ulrich (husband Ryan Ulrich) along with 4 beautiful grandchildren, Avery and Riley Clough; Hannah and Adam Ulrich. Michael’s extended family also includes Deena Hubschman, Amy Froman (husband Erik Froman) and Jake Froman.
In his life, Michael played the roles of rock star, husband, dad, coach, the house chef (including his famous cinnamon toast), and sarcastic funny man. His family and all who knew him will miss him dearly. He will be laid to rest at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hollywood at a later date.