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Henry "Mike" Michelini

Born: Thu., Dec. 13, 1923
Died: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 20, 2019
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., Oct. 21, 2019
Location: St. Mary, Mother of God Church

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Henry "Mike" Michelini, 95, of South Buffalo Twp[., passed away on, Friday, October 18th, 2019 peacefully, at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights. Mike was born in the BJ section of Freeport on December 13, 1923, a son of the late Anna (Martinelli) Michelini-Leri and Giacomo “Jack” Michelini. Mike was the widower of Geraldine D. (Getty) Michelini, who passed in 2009. Mike was a 1942 graduate of Freeport High School. After graduation, Mike took a job at Allegheny Ludlum Steel. When the War broke out, Mike enlisted in the US Army. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force and was a flight engineer and the top turret gunner aboard a B-24 Liberator. His flight crew flew over 30 missions over Germany. After his honorable discharge, Mike came back home and resumed his job at A & L Steel. He worked in the maintenance department for 44 years, retiring in 1987. Mike was a member of St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport. Mike was an insatiable reader. He would read two and three books at one time. He built his own house and helped construct his son's homes. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. Mike is survived by two sons Rick & Linda Michelini, of South Buffalo Twp.; Mark Michelini, of South Buffalo Twp. and his daughter, Michelle Michelini, of Buffalo Twp. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jennifer & Shane Helch, Heather Pellegrini and Chad & Cindy Michelini. Great grandchildren, Aidyn, Ethan & Owen Trettel, Emma, Evan & Azelyn Michelini and Ian & Elliot Pellegrini. Numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded by his brother, Donald D. Michelini and his 2 sisters, Rena Chiesa and Edith Pesci. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 5-7 pm in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. in Freeport. A parting prayer service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM on Monday, October 21st at St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport, PA with Father Ronald Maquinana officiating. Burial with military honors will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Freeport.

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Shari stull
   Posted Sat October 19, 2019
Heather and family, may our Lord comfort you at this time. Love and prayers, Shari Stull

Nadine Getty Glass
   Posted Sun October 20, 2019
Uncle Mike always new the best way to manage the garden. Dad would always check with him for the latest ways to yield the best and biggest tomatoes and zucchini. He was one of our family heros. Treasure all the memories and photos. My deepest condolences to all and prayers for this difficult and emotional time. Love to all.

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