Michael Mihalko

Obituary of Michael P. Mihalko

Castleton- Michael Mihalko age 54 died suddenly, Sunday, January 12, 2020. He was born at Ft. Belovir Army Base in Virginia, grew up in Rensselaer and was employed as an investigator for the NYS Department of Labor. Michael was the Treasurer for the Public Employee Federation and co-founded the return of the Rensselaer Babe Ruth Baseball League. Mike was a passionate Yankee fan who loved bus trips to watch them play. He was a very humble person, avid volunteer; his kindness would never let him turn away anyone in need. This past Christmas he delivered Toys for Tots. He was very active in his union, had a strong faith and was a very devoted husband, amazing uncle, son and the loyalist friend one could have whether human or animal. Mike was an animal lover with a great sense of humor. Husband of Dawn M. Mihalko. Son of the late Michael M. Mihalko, the late Kathy J. Hughes-Mihalko-Bayly and Frank “Whitey” Bayly. Brother of Cindy (Jim) Coleman, Greg (Kristin) Mihalko and Gerry Mihalko. Uncle of James (Brianna), Matthew and Megan Coleman, Olivia and Mitchell Mihalko and Frankie, Natalie and Bobby Fuhrmann. Nephew of Gerry and Ray Wilcox, Barbara Sneed and James (Meg) Mihalko. Also survived by many friends, cousins and his two rescue dogs, Meeko and Honey. Funeral mass will be at St. Henry’s Church, Olde Rt. 66, Averill Park, Friday January 17th at 12:30PM. Relatives and friends are invited and may call prior to the mass Friday at the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1700 Washington Avenue Rensselaer from 10-11:45. A short prayer service will commence at 11:45 AM. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Greenbush. The family would like to give a special thank you to Peggy Heeran and Kathleen and Abu Hena for the care, concern and compassion shown to Mike over the years.
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Friday
17
January

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:45 am
Friday, January 17, 2020
W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home Inc.
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-286-3400
Visitation
Friday
17
January

Funeral Mass

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday, January 17, 2020
St. Henry's Church
39 Olde Rt 66
Averill Park, New York, United States
Funeral Mass
Friday
17
January

Interment

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday, January 17, 2020
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Third Avenue Ext.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
Interment
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