Michael Ayers died unexpectedly but peacefully at his home in Vineyard Haven on March 3. He was 59.

He was born on April 9, 1963 in Salem to the late Frederick and Geraldine Ayers. He grew up in Salem and graduated from Salem High School. After high school, he worked as a instrument service technician in the printing industry.

In 1988 Michael moved to Martha’s Vineyard to work as a screenprinter for Woodchips. He also worked in the greenhouse at Donoroma’s Nursery and was later employed by Tabor Tree. Eventually, he created his own business, Alfa Tree and Land.

He had a personality that attracted people. He loved hanging out with family and friends and his dog Quincy, known as Quinn. He was a member of the P.A. Club.

Michael is survived by his brother James Ayers of Marblehead; his sister Patricia McGrattan and her husband Brian of Ashland; four nephews and three nieces; and four grandnieces and three grandnephews.

He is also survived by his former wife, Robin Ayers of Oak Bluffs, and his stepchildren Andrea Donnelly and her husband Dan of Edgartown and Thomas Peed of Kewanee, Il. He was affectionately known as Grampy to his step-grandchildren Evan and Autumn Donnelly of Edgartown and Drew and Devin Peed of Kewanee, Il.

He was predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Geraldine Ayers. He is also predeceased by his oldest brother, William Ayers.

A celebration of life will be held at the Chapman Funerals & Cremations in Oak Bluffs on Sunday, March 26 at 1 p.m. A reception at the P.A. Club in Oak Bluffs will follow.