Michael A. Black, 52, died suddenly, January 11, 2013, from natural causes. Born and raised in Schenectady County, he was a 1978 Scotia-Glenville H.S. graduate. He served in the U.S. Air Force prior to beginning a career with NYDCS. Mike worked as a correctional officer since 1982, serving at Fishkill, Bedford Hills in Coxsackie and, since 1990, in Hale Creek in Johnstown. He was an avid sportsman, and he enjoyed hiking and trips to Cape Cod. He recently became engaged to the "love of his life," Teresa Bottari of S. Glens Falls. Mike is remembered for his generous nature, extreme recollection of the words to any song, and the love he shared, however brief, with Tre's nephews, Tyler and Brandon Morgan, with whom he had looked forward to spending time. Mike was an avid photographer. His presence will surely be missed.