HOWLAND - Michael L. Hakes Sr., 66, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at his home.
Michael was born Aug. 11, 1947, in Lackawanna, N.Y., a son of the late Ralph and Dorothy Archer Hakes.
A veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Michael retired from General Motors in 1999 after 30 years of service.
His memories will be cherished by his four sons, Michael L. Hakes Jr. of Canton, Matthew (Tammy) Hakes of Kenmore, N.Y., Jonathan Hakes of Kenmore and Jason (Melissa) Hakes of Howland; two sisters, Cathy Harrington of North Tonawanda, N.Y., and Kelly Tapley of Phoenix; and seven grandchildren, Calin, Analeigh, Sariah, Taylor, Brianna, Emily and Derek.
Besides his parents, Michael was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Hakes. Interment will take place in the National Cemetery, Rittman.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road N.E., Warren, OH 44483, 330-394-6200. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to www.statonborowskifuneralhome.com.