Died: Fri., Oct. 9, 2020

Interment following funeral service

Wed., Oct. 21, 2020


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Wed., Oct. 21, 2020
Location: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

Celebration of Life

10:00 AM Wed., Oct. 21, 2020
Location: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

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Michael Ryan Pope peacefully passed away at home on October 9, 2020 after a long illness.  A lifelong resident, he was born in Indianapolis on June 11, 1949 to Russell Ryan Pope and Dorothy Jean Dorsey.

The eldest of two children Mike and his sister Starla both attended St. Bridget Catholic School. Mike earned a scholarship and was graduated from Brebeuf Jesuit High School.  He received a S.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Xavier University and an M.S. in Interdisciplinary Engineering from Purdue University.

Mike was a devout member of the Catholic Church.  He served in many capacities, including as a member and president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and as a Pastoral Leadership Coach for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Mike and his wife Connie were together for 21 years.  They often visited the retired nuns at Providence Monastery and also took many road trips throughout the state and beyond. Michael loved Indiana and enjoyed acting as an Indiana tour guide driving people along back roads to show them the beauty of the state. No highways for him if he could help it.

Mike had over fifteen years of project management experience and worked for the Indianapolis Public Schools as an Information Projects Coordinator, an IT Director and an Information Systems Officer.

Mike is survived by his wife, Connie; daughter, Michelle; stepchildren, Dennis (Jennifer), Lori; and grandchildren; sister, Starla Gales; brother-in-law, Earl Gales, Jr.; nephews, Earl Gales Ill and Ryan Gales; nieces,Starla C. Gales and Kaiya Gales; cousin, Stephanie Anderson. He was predeceased by his parents and stepchildren Mimi and Allen.

Mike was kind, considerate, gentle and loving and will be greatly missed.


Humbly Submitted……………….The Family


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S. I. Drake
   Posted Mon October 12, 2020
Sincerest sympathy to Connie and the Pope family.

Mike Meyers
   Posted Mon October 12, 2020
Classmate '67 ... fond memories of Mike from high school ... a fellow "Aggie" ... always a great guy, always a great friend ... rest in peace big guy!

Eunice Norton
   Posted Tue October 20, 2020
Sincere condolences to you Connie and the family! Micheal was a true friend to many! He had a heart as good as gold! Sorry I couldn’t be there with you to offer words of condolences and help hold you up during this trying time! Please know that I’m praying that God provides you with strength and peace!

May the love of God give you peace, may the caring of friends give you comfort.
   Posted Tue October 20, 2020
Mrs. Richie J. Reeves- McCombs

Tom Nichols
   Posted Sat October 24, 2020
Connie, I was very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. What a kind and gentle soul he was! I am sorry to have missed the funeral. May he rest in peace, and may you and all your family members be comforted.

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