BUCKEYE, ARIZ. Michael J. McCullion, 86, died on April 29, 2013.
He was born on Dec. 23, 1926, in Youngstown to Michael and Rose Ann McCullion.
He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Insurance Union of America, the Democrat Precinct Committee, and the Ursuline Boosters.
He was the 1st ward councilman for 10 years, the President of City Council for four years, and the Registrar for the State of Ohio for eight years. He was under the administration of Governor Richard Celeste. He worked for John Hancock LIC for 30 years.
He was also a member of St. Henry Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Alma Jean Vrabel McCullion; daughter Nancy Ann Stiver; two grandchildren, Gerald and Kevin Stiver; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Rose Ann (McGovern) McCullion; sister Mary McCullion Murphy; and brothers Bartley, Joseph, Charles, and Robert McCullion.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road in Goodyear, Ariz.
In honor of Michael McCullion, donations can be made to Ursuline H.S. Activity Fund, 750 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.
Visit www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com to send condolences.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.
San Jacinto, California
“Mrs McCullion: (I hope the maiden name rings a bell; I graded a lot of papers for you back in 1970-72) So sorry to hear of your husband's passing. I remember crocheting a green and white blanket when he rode in the ST. Patty's day parade. My mom Peg, age 91 is in assisted care and has been for the past 6 years- suffering from dementia. She sometimes thinks she is still working at Roosevelt, which I understand has been torn down. Dad, Jim, passed in Aug of 11 from complications of a stroke at age 94.5. I hope you find solace with his passing. As I have learned in the past 10 years, time does heal the heaert, and memories are forever. In my thoughts and prayers-- Mary ”