MICHAEL J. LIONTI age 73, beloved husband for 44 years of Diane (nee Vodila); loving father of Nicholas; cherished son of the late Michael C. and Rose (nee Arcara); dearest brother of Lucy Kotlarsic (husband Andrew), Josephine Papesh (husband Robert), and Linda Cassaro (husband Joseph); dear brother-in-law of Janice and Neil Bernstein; cherished uncle, great-uncle, and friend of many. Survived by his feline boys Cosmo, Charcoal, and Cooper. U.S. Army Vietnam Conflict Veteran.
Michael was a resident of Newbury for over 42 years and grew up in Bedford. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1968 and attended Tri C College. He was a devoted parishioner of St. Helen Catholic Church and St. Vincent de Paul. Michael enjoyed watching westerns and the Cleveland Indians and listening to his favorite music. He is remembered by his sense of humor, his friendliness, social nature, and love for cats. Michael loved spending time with his wife, son, and family who will miss him dearly.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Michael to the Wounded Warriors Project P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Relatives and friends are requested to meet for Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at St. Helen Catholic Church 12060 Kinsman Rd, Newbury Township, OH 44065 at 9:30AM. Burial following with Military Honors at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at 2PM. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Michael at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) TUESDAY from 4-8PM.
Charity Name: WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
Charity EIN: 202370934
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May GOD Bless Dianne @Michael he was a remarkable.man , always pleasant to be around we are sure he is a better place. Please accept our.sympathy We love you both!!
Judy and Dave Prasek
Unfortunately, we are unable to attend Michael’s funeral mass. Please know our hearts and thoughts are with Diane and family.
Sending hugs and sympathy.
Mike and Judy Rish
To our dearest friend Diane and family we offer our deepest sympathy. Michael was such a great person to be around. He will be greatly missed by whoever knew him. We are not going to be able to attend the funeral Mass, but our thoughts and prayers are with you, Diane and family. Love you.
Dear Diane…I have no words to express how very sorry I am to hear this sad news. I did not know Michael but looks like he was a great guy. Know that I will be thinking of you and praying for you and your family during this time. May he be resting peacefully with our Lord. Love you.
Tom and Dianne Holzheimer
We are so sorry to hear of Mike’s sudden passing. Our hearts pour out to you in this difficult time.
Tom and Dianne Holzheimer
Diane, so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. Praying for you and your family. I called Dale to let him know. He sends his condolences. I also let Tom and Karen know. Mike will be missed by many. Call if you need anything, or just want to talk. Love the Forman Family.