Michael J. Kardas Jr. 1925-2013

LIBERTY – Michael J. Kardas Jr., 88, of Liberty, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

Michael was born May 11, 1925, in Youngstown, the son of Michael J. Kardas Sr. and Mary Thomasowich.

Michael was a member of the Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1944, where he played on the Redman Football Team and were all-city football champions.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He retired from Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 87. He was a member of St. Edward Church and was named Mr. Youngstown YMCA in 1952 for weightlifting.

Michael married Irene Mae Killmeyer on May 14, 1955. Irene passed away March 4, 2013.

Michael is survived by his children, Michael John (Julie) Kardas of Baltimore, Anne Marie Jones of Mineral Ridge, Patricia (Donald) Libhart of Marietta and Mary Beth (Mark) Christoff of Mineral Ridge; his sisters, Helen (Kurt) Barbour of Youngstown and Jean (Richard) Howell of Chesterland; his grandchildren, Michael Jason (Melissa) Sieczkowski, Christopher Ryan (Jamie) Sieczkowski, Megan Anne Jones (Eric) Dow, Margaret Ellen Jones (Curt) Carr, Mark Daniel Christoff, John Paul Christoff, Eric Anthony Christoff, Nicholas Louis Christoff, William Michael Kardas, Jared Allen Libhart and Jason Ray Libhart; great-grandchildren, Christopher Gulley, Jordan Gulley, Emma Carr, Sara Carr, Ryan Sieczkowski, Logan Sieczkowski and Abygail Mae Sieczkowski; nine stepgrandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, whom he will be sadly missed by.

Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Mae Kardas; his parents; three sisters, Stella, Kathryn Kardas and Anne Marie Kardas; two twin brothers, John and Joseph Kardas; and a son-in-law, Robert (Jonesy) Jones.

His family will receive family and friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at McClurkin Funeral Home in Girard.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Edward Church in Youngstown. There will be prayers a 9:30 a.m. Monday morning at the funeral home prior to the church Mass.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association in his memory.

Please visit McClurkinfuneralhome.com to pay your condolences online.

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