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Decease of dear late Bro. Michael Poedyartana FIC

Dear Brothers, 
It is our sad duty to inform you about the passing away of Bro. Michael Poedyartana, who died on February 29, 2024 in Indonesia.
Bro. Michael Poedyartana was born on January 24,  1939. He made his First Profession of Religious Vows on July 2, 1958 and Perpetual Profession of Vows  on July 2, 1963.
Bro. Michael Poedyartana passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 02:48 pm. 
After taking his first profession, he was assigned at SD PL Bernardus Semarang for two years (1958 - 1959). In 1959 - 1960 Bro. Michael was assigned to study at SGA / SPG (Teacher Education School) Don Bosko.  Then he moved to the Surakarta Community, where he was assigned as a teacher at SMP PL Bintang Laut, from 1960 - 1961. 
In 1961 - 1965 he moved to Yogyakarta community to study English. In 1965 - 1968 Bro. Michael moved to the Ambarawa Community where he was assigned as Principal of PL Ambarawa Junior High School. In 1968 - 1970 he moved to the community of St. Josef, Semarang as a teacher at SPG PL Don Bosko.
In 1970 - 1971 Bro. Michael Poedyartana was assigned as a teacher at PL junior high schools in Bayat and Wedi. He lived in the Klaten community.  In 1971 - 1977 Bro. Michael Poedyartana moved to the Randusari-Semarang community with the assignment as Principal of Domenico Savio PL Junior High School.
From 1978 - 1991 Bro. Michael was assigned as Principal of PL High School in Jakarta. He lived in the FIC Immaculatae Community, Haji Nawi. After his retirement as an educator at the Pangudi Luhur Foundation, Bro. Michael joined the Editorial Office of staff of HIDUP Magazine. He held this position from 1992 to 2007.
After finishing his service at HIDUP Magazine, Bro. Michael spent his days in the FIC Immaculatae Community, South Jakarta. He had no formal task. However, he was still often asked to give assistance to various groups with his enneagram.
Bro. Michael Poedyartana was generally in good condition. He was a disciplined person in taking care of his health. His health started to decline. In December 2021 he underwent prostate surgery at St. Carolus Hospital Jakarta. On Thursday morning, February 29, 2024, he underwent therapy at Dharmais Hospital, in Jakarta. While undergoing therapy, Bro. Michael's condition worsened. At 14.48 Bro. Michael Poedyartana went to his Father in heaven.
Bro. Michael Poedyartana was a passionate person. He was a man of prayer. His life was reflective. He was an intelligent person. He was also sensitive to the suffering of those around him. As an educator, Bro. Michael was known as a disciplinarian. Nonetheless he was much loved by his students. He consistently taught the principles of life and virtues.
For a photograph of Bro. Michael, we refer to the attachment. 
May Bro. Michael rest in perfect peace. 

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