Michael G. Precope

NILES — Michael George Precope, 61, of Niles, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born July 21, 1955, in Warren, the son of Michael Joseph and Barbara Dorick Precope.

Michael was a graduate of Western Reserve High School, class of 1975, and was a lifelong area resident.

He worked for Wheatland Tube, retiring in 2009, after 17 years of service and also worked in the construction business.

He was a member of St. Stephen Church. He enjoyed wood working. His passion was making grandfather clocks.

Michael is survived by his longtime friend and companion, Joyce DeGarmo; son, Christopher Precope of Pennsylvania; daughter, Toni Precopi Marcis; stepson, Jonathan Bellow; stepdaughter, Amy Jo Bellow of Howland and her fiance, Matthew Gilmore; and nine grandchildren, including Samantha Bellow, Daniel Leggett, Davinity Gilmore, Alex Nalepa and Lilly Rayne Gilmore. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at the Holloway-Williams Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 611 Robbins Ave., Niles. Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, and 10 a.m. until time of service Friday, at the funeral home. Interment will be at St. Stephen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material contributions be made to the funeral home to defer funeral expenses.

Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences by visiting www.hollowaywilliamsfuneralhome.com.

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