January 30, 1966 - March 6, 2015
Michael Clark Hyland died on March 6, 2015, in Dallas, TX after a 49 year battle with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).
Mike was born on January 30, 1966 in Indianapolis, IN to his parents, Clark and Karen Hyland. He was a 1984 graduate of Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana and graduated from Purdue University with an Electrical Engineering degree in 1988. He married Delonna Eash Hyland in 1990. The Hylands moved to Texas where Mike worked as an electrical engineer. After lung and kidney transplants due to complications from CF he retired from engineering to focus on music. He wrote music, played keyboards in bands with a variety of musical styles, and taught lessons. Mike was involved in the music ministry of the Lake Highlands United Methodist Church.
Mike was blessed to become a father when he and his wife adopted Miles George Hyland as an infant in 2009.
Mike was an advocate for organ donation and adoption. In 1999 he was one of the first lung transplant recipients to run a marathon which received attention from media outlets about the need and benefits of organ donation. Mike is survived by his wife, Delonna Hyland; son, Miles Hyland; mother, Karen Hyland from Carmel, Indiana; brother, David Hyland from Cincinnati, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial will take place on Saturday, March 14 at 2:00 pm at the Lake Highlands United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX – 9015 Plano Rd. Dallas, TX 75238. All are welcome to attend this casual attire ceremony to celebrate Mike’s life.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the following organizations:
Lake Highlands UMC – music ministry or off campus ministries
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – http://www.cff.org/
Southwest Transplant Alliance – http://www.organ.org/
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238