Lloyd Michaels of Bridge­port

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Lloyd Michaels, age 74, on Satur­day, Novem­ber 11, 2017, at his home in Bridge­port, PA. Beloved hus­band of Mary Irene Maslayak and lov­ing fa­ther of Lisa Ann Man­ning (Richard) of Pottstown, PA, Lloyd John Jay Michaels (Karen) of Lim­er­ick, PA; lov­ing step­fa­ther to Timothy Stroudt (Allison) of Len­hartsville, PA and Cather­ine (Stoudt) Bid­well of Bridge­port, PA. He is also sur­vived by eight grand­chil­dren, Mahria Schif­fert of West Vir­ginia, Ju­lianna, Is­abella and Em­malea Michaels of Birds­boro, PA, Ali­cia, Rachael and Am­ber Michaels of Lim­er­ick, PA and Macken­zie Grace Stoudt of Len­hartsville, PA; two sis­ters, Cather­ine Cook (Fred) of John­stown, PA and Ce­cilia Hess (Harry) of Ohio; three broth­ers, Wil­liam Michaels (Phyl­lis), Claire Michaels (Dar­lene) of Vin­ton­dale, PA and Clif­ford Michaels (Ca­role) of Se­ward, NJ. Other rel­a­tives in Bridge­port in­clude broth­ers-in­law, John and Wil­liam Maslayak; cousins, Vir­ginia and Joseph Plisiewicz; and many nieces and neph­ews and their chil­dren lo­cated in var­i­ous por­tions of the United States. He was pre­ceded in death by his brother Harold Michaels and sis­ter-in-law Katherine.

Born in Vin­ton­dale, PA on Au­gust 25, 1943, he was a son of Jay and Blanche (Hol­len­baugh) Michaels. He com­pleted his stud­ies at Cen­tral Cam­bria High School be­fore en­list­ing in the US Army in 1965. A vet­eran of the Viet­nam era serv­ing with the 173rd Air­borne Brigade, he was awarded the Pur­ple Heart for one of the wounds he suf­fered dur­ing com­bat. Mr. Michaels was ex­posed to the deadly poi­son “Agent Or­ange,” which ul­ti­mately caused se­vere dam­age to sev­eral or­gan sys­tems that be­gan to fail and ul­ti­mately led to his death. He was a life­time mem­ber of the for­mer CoatesWafer VFW Post 840 in Bridge­port. At his death he was a mem­ber of the Val­ley Forge Post 7878 in Up­per Me­rion. Mr. Michaels re­tired from his job as an ex­truder and ex­pert fin­isher in the “white room” at Greene Tweed of Kulpsville, a ther­mo­plas­tic in­dus­try, em­ployed in the man­u­fac­ture of spe­cialty seals for the com­puter, oil and aero­space in­dus­tries. He was a highly val­ued em­ployee whose ex­per­tise was em­ployed on the most sen­si­tive and crit­i­cal projects in his area. Mr. Michaels will be vastly missed by his rel­a­tives, friends and neigh­bors.

Lloyd’s Divine Li­turgy will be cel­e­brated at SS. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 519 Union Ave., Bridge­port, PA on Satur­day, Novem­ber 18, 2017 at 10:00 am. His fam­ily will re­ceive rel­a­tives and friends from 9 to 10 am, at the church.

The fam­ily re­quests that no flo­ral trib­utes be sent. In­stead it is re­quested that do­na­tions in Lloyd’s me­mory can be made to the Wounded War­rior Pro­ject, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517. www.wound­ed­war­rior­pro­ject.org. At this time, your do­na­tion will be dou­bled if you use the form on the Wounded War­riors Pro­ject, Inc. site on the web­site on the in­ter­net. This will as­sist other veter­ans like Mr. Michaels re­turn to a sem­blance of their for­mer lives.

Ar­range­ments are by The Bac­chi Fu­neral Home & Cre­ma­tory, Ltd., Bridge­port, PA. Con­do­lences to the fam­ily at www.bac­chif h.com.

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