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Francis “Butch” Michalak

  • On December 22, 2020
  • 14 Comments

Francis “Butch” Michalak, age 80 of Robinson Township, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, December 20, 2020. He was born November 23, 1940 and is the son of the late Paul and Victoria (Lustic) Michalak. Beloved husband of 56 years to Suzanne (Emert); loving father of Lisa (Rafael) Polar, Tina (Paul) Aquilino and Fran Jr. (Julie) Michalak; grandfather of Andrew, Mark and Elena Polar, Abby, Tori, Julia, Luke and Tyler Aquilino, and Nicky Michalak; brother of William (Jean) Michalak and Robert (Sharon) Michalak; brother-in-law of Bill Emert; also, many nieces and nephews.

Butch proudly served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, but he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, December 28, 2020, at 11:30 am at Archangel Gabriel Parish, Holy Trinity Church, 5718 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Township, PA 15136.  Please meet at the church; masks are required. Or you may view the live-streamed funeral mass at https://pitt.zoom.us/j/93748166550

Due to COVID limitations visitation and burial are private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Butch’s name be made to Little Sisters of the Poor (1028 Benton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212) or a charity of your choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, Robinson Township, PA.

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14 Comments

Heidi Balog
  • Dec 22 2020
Mr. Michalak is remembered fondly by me. He loved fishing and his family. Thank goodness he was strict with Tina as it kept us all in line. Spent countless hours as a child in this living home. May he test in eternal peace. God Bless him and his family. Heidi Balog
Alan Cuteri
  • Dec 22 2020
Lisa, My deepest sympathies for your loss. You a true testament to an honorable and loving father! God Bless your family and relatives in celebrating your fathers life. He looks on to you with great pride and contentment. Love Al and Debbie
Julie Michalak
  • Dec 22 2020
Dad, Our hearts are broken and we are missing you so much. We have all the great memories of you over the years. You were a wonderful Dad and a awesome Pappy. Nicky misses you so much. You will be forever in our hearts and memories. XOXO, Fran, Julie & Nicky
Lynne Coppola
  • Dec 22 2020
Lisa, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. You and your family are in my prayers and I am thinking of you. God Bless.
Marlene Reilly
  • Dec 23 2020
May he rest in eternal peace in the company of angels and those gone before us. I always admired Butch’s love of family and his work on our family tree, and carry so many fond memories of family visits in earlier years. Love and sympathy to Suzanne and family.
Patty Rowles
  • Dec 23 2020
I met Lisa during our time at GCC and have been blessed with a life long friendship. Love and prayers to a special family. Patty Rowles
Ellen Lustic
  • Dec 23 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time....cousin Ellen Lustic
Carol Bickford
  • Dec 23 2020
Suzanne, Can't find the words to express how I feel about your loss. We had many great years together. Remember how much he loved you. Take care. Love Carol & Rodger
Nancy zamorski
  • Dec 23 2020
All my love and memories and prayers go out to Butch and his wonderfully extended family....my mother loved Butch so much....Butch and I had so many deep and touching and funny stories we shared with each other...he was so special to me. He understood me as a mother, and a soldier. He will be missed, I know, by all of us. Love, Nancy
Rhonda Bolding
  • Dec 23 2020
Dear Lisa, I pray that the Lord keeps you and your family in perfect peace during this time. Your dad sounds like an amazing man and what a blessing to see 80 years!!! Virtual hugs to you and your family! Rest well, Mr. Michalak. Sincerely, Rhonda Bolding
Potomac Air Lodge 1976
  • Dec 24 2020
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. Potomac Air Lodge 1976 Retiree's Club IAM & AW Potomac Air Lodge 1976 228 Moon Clinton Road Moon Twp, Pa 15108
Loayza Family
  • Dec 24 2020
We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Butch. We are so thankful to have such fond memories of him such as the many times he shared his delicious homemade jams with us and so many other memories. We also very much enjoyed hearing his many fishing stories and how he lived life to the fullest. He was an amazing father and grandparent. We wish we could be there in person with you all but are sending all of our love and prayers your way. May he rest in peace. Love, The Loayza Family
Uta
  • Dec 28 2020
Butch know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I have such fond memories of celebrating many occasions with you and Sue.
Vince Pajerski
  • Jan 6 2021
So sorry to hear about Butch. What a good guy he was! I’ll miss all the fishing stories he used to tell us when we were kids. Rest In Peace.
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