Michael Christopher “Mike” Kardos

Michael Christopher “Mike” Kardos, age 39, of Dover, DE, and formerly of Bear, DE, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

To know Mike was to love Mike. His infectious smile, awesome laugh and love for life has touched so many people’s hearts. Mike’s compassion for others and animals was uncanny and people describe him as the most crazy, sweet, loveable guy they ever met who would give you the shirt off his back. He had an endless number of friends because of his kind heart, bigger than life personality and sense of humor that could lift anyone up. Mike loved his family in good times and bad and no words can describe the bond with his twin, Brian. We could list the important people in his life, but the list is long, and we all know who they were from friends and family to bosses and Mentors. He also has loved ones who he has lost and cared about dearly and will be reunited with.

Mike was a thrill seeker and loved everything that had to do with the outdoors and motors. He was an avid hunter both with bow and rifle and fisher both in the Chesapeake and deep sea, or anywhere there was water. Mike was so great at everything he did, from his job to his many amazing hobbies, which included: hunting, fishing, racing cars, boats, helicopters, RC cars and basically anything with a motor. He could take anything apart and put it back together, just for fun or to put it back together faster than the last time. Mike was an incredible son, brother, uncle, and friend who was a caring soul and will never be forgotten.   

Mike is survived by his mother, Elizabeth M. “Betty” (Windsor) Volzone (Michael) of Newark; father, Joseph A. Kardos, Jr. (Sandi) of Elkton, MD; siblings, Tammy M. Kardos of New Castle, Joseph A. Kardos III of Chapel Hill, NC, Christina A. Kardos of Ranson, WV and Brian M. Kardos (Ashley) of Hockessin; and nieces and nephews, Joe, Sydney, Cameron, Mason, Katelyn, Alyssa, Emily and Joey.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mike’s memory to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Attn: Membership Department, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403.


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24 Condolences for Michael Christopher “Mike” Kardos

  • You will be missed dearly. Boating and jagermister will not be the same.


  • For family and friends I send Prayers for ease and comfort during this difficult time. A tragic loss for all, cherish your memories.

  • Mikey it was so much fun doing shots of Jagger with you Sandi and Joe our prayers r with you will celebrate Mikey’s life when we see you Hang in there love you both

  • My heart hurts for myself, but most of all for Mikes family. He meant so much to the Atkins family, we considered him part of the family.. We will miss you.. Your smile, your humor, when my AC brakes.. RIP

  • What a wonderful fun loving guy. He will be missed by many. We will certainly miss him.

  • Mike was the very best HVAC person I’ve ever known. He took such pride in what he did and was always looking out for his customers. He made sure everything was perfect, there was no settling for “good enough”. I, like many others, depended on him and his knowledge and skill. Prayers to all his friends and family. He will be missed.

  • Joe I’m so sorry for your lost my God Bless your family at this difficult time !

  • I had the pleasure of meeting Mikey through his twin brother Brian. I immediately realized that they not only shared their good looks, but the twin brothers shared a “tremendous” heart. Mikey was sweet, kind, funny and willing to help me but asked NOTHING in return. He was a knowledgeable professional in every sense. I’m absolutely certain that Mikey was loved, not only by his family, but by many others that graced his presences. He will be missed!

  • Prayers that you & the family will find comfort & peace during this very difficult time.

  • Mike,
    We miss you so very much. You being gone still feels like an awful nightmare.
    You will always be in our minds and hearts.
    Love always,
    Timmy, Little (amanda), and Gianna

  • dear kardos family , sorry for your loss , life is so short , please enjoy every day , i remeber when mike and brian always argueing , nice video ,made me feel old because i was there growing up with your family , love you all , be safe .

  • I only had the pleasure of meeting “Kardos” (what I called him) one time. I met him through my friend, Amanda. When my A/C went out, she said I know the perfect person to fix that! When Kardos came to the house, I apologized because the house was a hotbox, it was so hot. We laughed a bit because we were sweating like crazy. He knew exactly what my old A/C unit had needed, ordered it and installed it. I really appreciated his expertise, and kindness during the visit. It saddened my heart to hear of his passing he was such a cool guy. Sending prayers for his family as another angel has received his wings🕊- Aisha Thomas & Family

  • Deepest condolences. May your hearts heal with the knowledge that the love you shared with Mike was pure.

  • Very sad to hear about Mike. My condolences Kardos family.

  • Sending my condolences to the Kardos family. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Mike was a friend I will always remember from my early childhood, riding the school bus and going to elementary school together. I hope all his beautiful memories will bring you some comfort during this difficult time. Erica LaBar Stroud

  • Chrissy, I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are for your families comfort through this special time. Take good care of them all my friend.❤️

  • My friend, My best friend, alot does not know me, but he was my next door neighber, I have c.o.p.d mikey would call me everyday day, or come over too check on me.He would go get my medicine for me. this young man is a angel in my eyes. i still look for him everyday.
    but now i have met brian his twin, and it really helps me. im so blessed to know the famliy now. really brian. god bless you mike i love you and always will my friend.

  • When we wrastle at ma’s wedding a tie was posted, strengthening my body, prepared for our next match, I’ll let you win. Mike,
    Uncle Bill

  • So sorry for your loss.My heartfelt condolences to the whole family.

  • I am so sad to hear of Mikes passing. He was our Heat and AC tech and we always enjoyed when he came to visit. He was supposed to bring his Kayaks down this summer and go out on our pond. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. RIP Mike…

  • Dear Mike, your family has always been in my thoughts and prayers, and I am glad I took a spot in your family as your and Brian’s godmother! We all love you and until we meet again, please keep your Mom and brothers and sisters close in your heart! God bless you always!

  • Dear Joe & Sandi – So sorry for your loss. May God rest his soul and may He comfort & bless you and your family with beautiful memories of your son. God’s Peace, Cathy & Bill

  • Like others, I met Mike when I was referred to him (from a competitor) for AC services. Due to Mike’s very friendly and professional demeanor and his thorough explanation of what was wrong with our current system as well as how his company would install and maintain a new system, there was no doubt, he was the guy for the job. During that visit he discovered that my son, who was living “home” at the time, had a collection of snakes. Mike was immediately enamored with them and spent some time looking at them and telling me about the various snakes. When we went outside he saw my sports car and my Harley and the conversation continued. On a subsequent visit, I tossed Mike the keys to my car and we went for a ride as he raced through the gears. From my initial meeting with Mike I was impressed. After our first meeting, I would send him an occasional text to, “Hey A/C Dude.” His response was always, “Hey, Ol Dude.” Mike was a great guy and I am very sorry to learn of his passing. The world could use a few more Mikes!

  • I only learned today of Mikes passing and was devastated.I thought i would see him today for my ac tune up appt.My heart and prayers go out to his family.He was so kind and had a great sense of humor.RIP Mike.