Michael Mihelis

May 9, 1924 ~ August 23, 2021 (age 97)


On Monday, August 23, 2021 I lost the love of my life.

He was the kindest, sweetest, soul that I have ever known, as one of my nieces said was

the foundation of his family for many years and a class act.

Michael Mihelis, 97, was born on May 9, 1924 to Pantelis and Disenl Mihelis in Akron, Ohio.

He graduated from East High School in 1943, starting his career at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in 1942, leaving for a period of time from 1943-1945 to join the U.S. Navy, where he proudly served aboard the USS Biscayn where he made friendships that lasted a lifetime. After his service, he returned to Goodyear to work until he retired in 1989 after having worked for 47 years. But that was not the end of Michael's careers, in April of 2000 he started working at Acme until leaving at the age of 95.

Michael leaves behind his loving wife of 46 years, Patricia; step-children, Christine (Anthony) DeStefano, Glenn Grohan (deceased) and Catherine (Norm) Rhoades; grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel, Jake, Daniel and Gabriella; also niece, Dr. Mary File (Dr. Tom File)

We would like to thank Homestead Hospice, Anita & Jen, Western Reserve Hospital 3rd floor west and the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospice Ctr for all of the wonderful care that was provided to Michael.

Please join us on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Ciriello and Carr Funeral Home, 39 S. Miller Rd. in Fairlawn as we remember Michael from 5 until 7p.m., with Trisagios at 6p.m.

Funeral Services 11a.m. Monday, August 30, 2021 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 129 S. Union St. Akron,OH 44304, PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Fr. Jerry Hall celebrant.

Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to One of A Kind Pets or Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.


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August 22, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ciriello-Carr Memorial Home
39 S. Miller Rd
Fairlawn, OH 44333

August 22, 2021

6:00 PM
Ciriello-Carr Memorial Home
39 S. Miller Rd
Fairlawn, OH 44333

Funeral Service
August 30, 2021

11:00 AM
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
129 S Union St. Akron
Akron, Ohio 44304

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