Michael (Mike) Mihalisin, entered into his Eternal Rest on December 12, 2020, less than one month before his 90th birthday. He was born January 9, 1931, in Cleveland, OH. He grew up in Huntsburg, OH, and graduated from nearby Thompson High School. His military service was with the 1st Infantry Division Occupation Forces in Germany during the Korean War.
His business career included: cofounding (with William Rowley) Mercury Plastics in Middlefield, OH, and founding Phonotronics, Inc. and HMS, Inc. also in Middlefield. He founded Suntel, Inc. in Sanford, NC, and was a principal of ARJAY Corporation in Garrettsville, OH. He was a member of Citizens Democracy Corps, a Washington-based volunteer group, and spent time in Russia as a business consultant following the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Mike was a past president of the Middlefield Village Council and a member of the local VFW Post. For several years he sponsored a scholarship program for Middlefield’s Cardinal High School students and was a longtime member of the Cardinal Booster Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, and bowling.
He married Faye Plumley in 1950. They both enjoyed traveling and took many trips throughout Europe, the British Isles, and the US.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents Michal and Terezia Mihalisin who emigrated to Cleveland from Slovak areas in the (then) Austro-Hungarian Empire, and by his sister Ann (Mihalisin) Kysilka of Parma, OH., and his beloved companion dog Tiki.
Left to cherish his memory are: his beloved wife of almost 70 years Faye; son Michael (Donna) Mihalisin of Middlefield, OH; daughter Anita (John) Eltzroth of Chardon, OH; daughter Linda Michaelson of Cleveland, OH; grandchildren: Allison (Christopher) Love of Auburn, OH; Danielle (Bart) Morvilius of Concord, OH; Michael Brandon (fiancé Jennifer Wang) Mihalisin of New York, NY; Marissa (fiancé David Hudak) LoParo of Cleveland, OH; and Christina LoParo of Cleveland, OH; great-grandchildren Isaac, Avery and Lenin Love; and Brady, Makenzie , and Isabella Morvilius; niece Teresa (Thomas) Ivanec of Chagrin Falls, OH; and many friends.
A Gathering of family and friends will be held at Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 West High St., Middlefield, Ohio, on Saturday December 19, 2020 from 2:00-5:00
A Celebration of Life will be immediately following at 5:00 PM at the funeral home.
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