Michael Makarich Jr., 83, of Willoughby Hills, passed away at his home on Oct. 11, 2020, surrounded by his loving children. Born Nov. 8, 1936 in Yugoslavia, Michael was the resident photographer wherever he went, and knew how to work any tool he was given. Michael was fondly known to many as the “Candyman” and “Mr. Mak,” and could always be found making something in his basement workshop.
He was preceded by his caring wife, Catherine; and parents, Michael Sr. and Mary.
He is survived by his dear children, Mary (Armando) Calderón, Barbara and Michael R.; his granddaughters, Jenna and Sara Calderón; his brother, Joe (Marti), and nephews Jeff, Tony and Andy; his sister in law, Catherine Barkovich; and nephew Brendan Barkovich.
Family will receive friends to pay their respects to Michael at the DeJohn Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Friday, Oct. 16, 4-8 PM. Funeral Mass Saturday, 10 AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 37932 Euclid Ave, Willoughby, OH (Please meet at Church.) Interment will be held at All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, OH. Due to current COVID-19 circumstances, there will be no luncheon after these services and masks are required and social distancing and occupancy restrictions will be followed. A celebration of Michael’s life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by: Golub Funeral Home, 216-391-0357
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