Michael Edward Sneeringer was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1935 to Barbara and Joe Sneeringer. He was the apple of his mother’s eye and a devoted son. He and his two brothers, Bill and Richard grew up on Collins Ave. in Irvington. Mike, also called Ed or Edward by his family, attended St. Joseph’s Monastery. He graduated from Mt. St. Joseph HS in 1953. After taking some time off working various jobs, Mike joined the Army in May of 1954. He was trained as a high-speed radio operator. While serving in Korea, he also played for the 8th Army basketball team. After his honorable discharge in 1956, he was offered a full basketball scholarship to the University of Alabama. He turned that scholarship down to marry Maureen Mahoney. Mike then walked-on and earned a full scholarship to Loyola College. Mike “the machine” was the team’s leading scorer in 1958. He soon married, played basketball and sold life insurance while earning his bachelor’s degree. His first child, Lisa (Gambino), was born during his Junior year. He graduated from Loyola College in 1960 and soon had three more children, Mary Denise (Chartier), Michael, Jr. and Alison (Church).
Mike married Jesse Brooks in 1978 and had three children: Edith (Schatz), Tierney, and Christopher. He was a loving father who spent countless hours with them hiking in Baltimore County, finding the best pancake breakfast, playing HORSE, and exploring Ocean City.
His third marriage ended in divorce.
Mike was a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table for his continued sales success while working for the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co. He formed his own insurance agency, Lamm Insurance Center in 1970. LAMM is spelled from the first initial of his first four children, Lisa, Alison, Mary & Michael. He later added ETC to honor Edie, Tierney, and Christopher. Alison and Michael worked with their father for 30+ years and continue to run the agency.
Mike had a very outgoing personality! He had many friends from all walks of life. He had many nicknames depending on who you talked to, but most people called him Big Mike or Big Eddie. He was Uncle Eddie to his many nieces and nephews and Grand Pop Mike to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
His 16 grandchildren are Bridget Luipersbeck & Christine Anderson, John Chartier, Jr. & Michelle Fox, Elliot & Abby Sneeringer, Hannah & Eric Church, Jr., Stephen, George, Lucy, & Anna May Schatz, Chloe & Benjamin Sneeringer, and Augusta & Mabel Hicken. He has ten great-grandchildren.
After bravely fighting through many illnesses over the past few years, Mike passed away on a sunny November 18, 2020 morning.
All services are for immediate family only.
In lieu of flowers, PLEASE make a donation to St. Joseph’s Monastery or his beloved Mt. St. Joseph High School.
St. Joseph Monastery
3801 Old Frederick Rd., Baltimore MD 21229
Mount Saint Joseph High School
4403 Frederick Ave., Baltimore MD 21229