Michael Lee Aydlette, 77, of Virginia Beach, passed away February 12, 2023. Mike was born on October 20, 1945, and grew up in Norfolk, Va. (in the neighborhood of Ingleside). His parents were Rondal Earl Aydlette and Mary Alice Aydlette (formerly Blackhall from Iron Mountain, Michigan).
Mike worked as a salesman at Sears for over 25 years, sold insurance, officiated softball for many years, and finally drove a cab for Andi’s Taxi service until well into his seventies. He loved sports, especially playing football and then watching his beloved Washington Redskins (most of the time).
Mike may be remembered for his “old school” ways, which means that he practiced honesty and rugged self-reliance, but also that he did not communicate easily about his feelings. Though Mike was perspicacious, he had another side, which revealed a highly nuanced wit. His awareness of current events, geographical knowledge and natural pithiness was appreciated by his many beloved friends.
As Mike gained stature in polite society, he was somehow voted by his peers into the informal position as the totally unqualified chaplain at Dockers Karaoke Pub in Va. Beach, which is a position he held for many, many years.
Mike is survived by his brother and his wife, Mitch and Jeanette, and his two daughters, Heather Winfield and Hillary Moyer. They each have two children and Mike is a great-grandfather. He was predeceased by his brother, Matthew.Send FlowersPlant a Tree