Earl J. Michaels 1929-2021
CAMPBELL — Earl J. Michaels, 91, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 6, 2021, with his family by his side.
Earl was born Nov. 18, 1929, in Friendsville, Md., the son of James and Laura Sines Michaels. He moved to Campbell in 1962. He married the former Sara J. “Sally” Schrieber on July 31, 1955. Sally passed away March 2, 1994.
Earl enlisted in the Army and was a private E-2 stationed in Italy. He was a member of the 2nd Infantry from 1951 to 1953 and served in the Korean War.
Earl worked as a millwright for U.S. Steel and retired in 1984. He continued to work as a groundskeeper for the Brown family that had owned The Vindicator, and as a maintenance worker at Monticello Apartments in Liberty. Throughout the years, he also completed numerous projects as a mason.
He is survived by seven children, Bill (the late Maureen) of Altamonte Springs, Fla., Jim (Donna) of North Port, Fla., Glenn of New Bedford, Janis (Leroy) Steese of Campbell, Keith (Monica) of Struthers, Edwin “Jeff” (Carol) of Youngstown and Lisa of Campbell; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; as well as two brothers, Donald (Paula) of Campbell and Samuel of Texas.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sally; daughter-in-law, Maureen Michaels; two sisters; and three brothers.
The Michaels family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021, at the funeral home. A funeral service officiated by the Rev. James Berkebile will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. A private family burial will take place Saturday morning.
Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the 6-foot social-distancing rule will be honored and all guests whose health allows are asked to please wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, visitors are asked not to linger after seeing the Michaels family.
Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send Earl’s family condolences.