MICHAEL C. BARTO age 48, beloved husband for 29 years of Stefani (nee Grosch); cherished son of Lawrence (wife Karyn) and the late Lauretta Broadwater (nee Kroecker) (husband David); dearest brother of Jeffrey (wife Katie Sanguedolce, deceased), James (wife Shelley), and Michelle Zyzanski and stepbrother of Angie, Lisa, and Darris Broadwater, Lisa Hostler, Jennifer Myers and Carrie Holet; dear uncle of Brittany Vojack (husband Cory), Sarah Zyzanski, Hanna Barto, Rachel Zyzanski, Lucas Barto, and Leah Barto; Mike is also survived by his feline fur babies Zeke, Blinky, Cadence, Esme, Bernie, and Rue. He is preceded in death by his best friend and canine companion, Buster.
Mike was born April 7, 1974, and passed away on December 24, 2022. He graduated from Kirtland High School in 1992 and attended Lakeland Community College. He was a proud owner of his own masonry and contracting company. He enjoyed listening to pop and classic rock music, playing golf and bowling, traveling, video gaming and he loved to cook. He was a compassionate animal lover and a hard worker.
Mike was always a giving and selfless person. He had a gentle soul with a social and jovial personality which made it hard for people to stay away. He will be missed by so many.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in support of the family HERE.
Celebration of Life Service Friday, December 30, 2022, at 7PM at the Funeral Home. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Mike at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) FRIDAY 2-4PM and 5-7PM.
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To a awesome friend will be missed by so many. Hey man who would help anybody at any time for no reason at all. Rest in peace you will always be missed by your friends and family!!!!
My sincere condolences to all of you. It was a true joy growing up with the Bartos. So many fond memories of all of you. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Stefani, Jeff, Jim, Michelle and David- I am so terribly sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I am so glad I got to see him and chat a bit at my Dad’s funeral. Mike was always such a gentle soul. This is so unexpected and must be such a shock to your family. Prayers and healing hugs sent to all of you.
The Vojack family
Our hearts go out to the family of Mike Barto. Let the fondest memories provide comfort in your time of sadness.
The Vojack family
Our thoughts and are with you during this time of sadness. May you find comfort in the happy memories that you have of Mike.
I am very sorry to hear this sad news. Mike worked with me many years ago and he was a hard worker for sure and always made me laugh. Mike was a kind and giving man and will be missed by many. I pray for Gods peace for Stephanie and the entire family. Our deepest sympathy, Bill and Francine Knop
My heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences to the Barto family. Although we haven’t seen each other in quite some time, a cousin is always a cousin. Rest in Heaven Mike. I’m sure it was quite the reunion. I’ll continue to pray for the Barto family as they lay him to rest.
Michael – Althouggh I am deeply saddened, I am thankful that you were in my life for nearly 49 years. I loved you daily, I prayed for you daily, and now I will miss ou daily. Have fun up there romping with Buster.- Dad –
To be honest Im having a hard time accepting this as I’m sure you are too. It’s so hard to believe and a terrible shock to everyone. Mike has always seemed to have had so many physical challenges and has earned the respect and admiration for the strength he showed in handling them. I love him, dearly and always will. His passing is a complete disaster for all of us. I know he’s with the Lord and, of course, his Mom. Im praying for strength for you and your family and, also, for you in particular and all of you collectively that your faith continues to grow knowing we shall see him again. May God richly bless you.
(re-post) Michael – Although I am deeply saddeed, I am grateful for having you in my life for nearly 49 years. I loved you daily, I prayed for you daily, and I will miss you daily. I bet that now you are up there romping around with Buster. See you later Bud. — Dad —