YOUNGSTOWN - Michael A. Klochak, 76, of Youngstown, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, March 17, 2013, at Shepherd of the Valley in Boardman.
Michael was born Feb. 9, 1937, in Johnstown, Pa., the son of the late Michael and Josephine Hern Klochak.
He graduated from Johnstown High School and was an Air Force veteran. He served his country eight years active duty and then in the reserves for a total of 34 years.
He worked for many years as a meat director for Peter J. Schmidt and later as a meat manager for various Sparkle and Giant Eagle stores.
Mike was a member of St. Charles Church and also the Saxon Club.
He was an avid golfer, a WVA sports fan and enjoyed traveling, but mostly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Ruth A. Dunlosky, whom he married Oct. 24, 1970; five daughters, Jacqueline Guevara of Cleveland, Laurie (Dan) Baudile of Pittsburgh, Paula Phelps of Austintown, Michelle (Joe) Laverty of Kinsman and Kimberly Klochak of Johnstown, Pa.; three sisters, Dorothy Maravalli and Patty Scileny, both of Johnstown, and Mary Lou Pierce of Tennessee; a brother, Richard Klochak of Ligoneer, Pa.; and eight grandchildren, Michael Villagrana, Ian Guevara, Alexis Guevara, Taylor and Tyler Laverty, Brian Phelps, Adam Phelps and Victoria Phelps.
Michael's family would like to thank Dr. Spratt and his staff and the entire staff at Shepherd of the Valley in Boardman for the loving care and compassion they showed to Michael.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Fox Funeral Home, Boardman.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Philip Rogers at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Charles Church, Boardman, preceded by prayers at 10:30 a.m. at funeral home.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome. org to view this obituary and send condolences.