Michael “Mike” Scalera

Born: Thu., Apr. 11, 1918
Died: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 08, 2018
Location: Fairlawn

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Nov. 09, 2018
Location: Fairlawn

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Michael “Mike” Scalera

Michael “Mike” Scalera died Peacefully at the Wadsworth Pointe Hospice on November 3, 2018 in Wadsworth, Ohio at the age of 100½. He was born April 11, 1918 in Akron, Ohio, where he was a lifelong resident. Mike was a decorated veteran of World War II, where he served in the South Pacific theatre from 1942 until the end of the war.

Mike is survived by sons, Michael “Mick,” wife Susan and Ronald “Ronny ”; wife, Patricia “Patti.” He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Zeno), who passed away in 1989 and his second wife, Patti (Stephanoff), who passed away in 2012. In addition, there are four grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.

Mike was born to Rocco and Anna (Masiella). He grew up in Akron’s North Hill where he went to North High. During the Great Depression he sold apples and newspapers on corners of downtown Akron. The money he earned went to supplement the family income during those very hard times.

After the war he went to work for the family beer distributorship as a delivery truck driver. He then went to work as an automobile parts salesman. Except for a short stint selling beauty supplies on the road, he was the manager of the parts department for a couple of different car dealerships until his first retirement in 1982.

Mary passed away in 1989 and he found himself with too much time on his hands. He was never one to sit idle, so he went back to work for Acme #1 in Akron. There he met his second wife Patti, and they were married from 2001 until she passed. Mike continued working at Acme until his second retirement on his 99th birthday in 2017.

Mike loved to play golf. No one can remember when he started playing but he continued until last summer. He got his fifth hole-in-one a couple of days after his 95th birthday. As he aged his drives got shorter, but his short game never suffered. When he beat you, he would never gloat, just flash you a gremlin like grin.

Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 5 to 8 at Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home, 39 S. Miller Rd, Fairlawn OH,where funeral services are scheduled for 10:00am Friday, Deacon John Amedeo will officiate the ceremony.

Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

A reception to follow,  all are welcome to attend and celebrate Mike’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to your favorite charity. The family would like to thank nurses and staff on the fourth floor at Akron City Hospital for efforts and dedication.

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   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
To the Family, so sorry for your loss. Hope you will be comforted in knowing that Michael has the prospect of being resurrected, healthy (in the flesh), to Paradise Earth just as Jehovah God has promised. In fact , the vast majority will enjoy everlasting life right here on earth as God had intended from the beginning. God's Kingdom will do this under the rule of Jesus Christ. READ John 5:28, 29, Job 14:14, 15,Psalms 37:29,Matthew 6:9,10, Matthew 5:5 and Revelation 21:2-4

Jim & Patty Dyer
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
Dear Scalera Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Mike’s brother, Frank, lived across the street from us and when Mike visited him, he would sometimes visit with us as well. He was a personable and smart man who we enjoyed talking to. I will miss the sharing of our Catholic faith the most as he was very devout in his love of God. We will miss our conversations, but we know we will see him again one day in heaven! Please accept our sincere sympathies.....we are keeping you in our prayers.

Mike and Joyce Miles
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
To the Scalera family, we mourn with you at the loss of this wonderful man in your life. I came to love Mike because of his loving attitude and his grace. He was one that would always encourage those around him. As his steps began to falter he never lost his appreciation for his long life and many friends. Mike lived his life well and left a family as his legacy. May God give you comfort in your time of loss.

Charles Scalera
   Posted Sat November 17, 2018
I said a prayer straight from the heart,
God knew I was sincere…
As I prayed for you today
The angels gathered near.

I asked God to give you strength
In this time of sorrow…
I prayed to Jesus and asked Him to send
An angel by your side.

I asked the Lord to comfort you
And let the healing waters remove your
Tears into the blue deep sea,
Of healing waters.

Tears are heavenly raindrops
God must send to clear the soul
From pain and sorrow so near

The sorrow will quickly disappear and
And be replaced with His rainbow of
Rejoicing, to know that cousin Mike is there.

Our Love, Thoughts and Prayers are with you God Bless
Love Chuck, Shanna and Family

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