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Michael Eugene Verbonitz

Born: Sun., May 13, 1928
Died: Sun., Apr. 19, 2015


Family to do services at later date


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Michael  “Ishkie” Eugene Verbonitz, age, 86, of Boyers, passed away at his residence surrounded by his loving family, at 11:35 P.M. Sunday, April 19, 2015 following a brief illness.

Michael was born May 13, 1928 in Wertz(Blair County)PA.  He was the son of Stephen Verbonitz and Francis Mildred Verbonitz Fitzingo, and John Fitzingo who helped to raise him.  Michael was a veteran of the United States Army. He had been employed at Michigan Limestone in Boyers and retired from the Sintering Plant at U.S. Steel in Saxonburg.  He was a member of the Boyers Methodist Church. Michael was a former member of the Moniteau Ceremonial Squab and enjoyed his CB radio.

Michael is survived by his loving wife, Mildred J. Hooks Verbonitz, whom he married November 2, 1946, three daughters, Ms. Priscilla L. Simmons of West Sunbury, Mrs. Stephanie(James)Wiggins, Sr. of Thomasville, GA and Mrs. Dawn(Jay)McQueeney of Beaver, thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.  Also surviving are one sister, Mary Francis(Harvey)Texter, of Cranberry, one brother, Gary(Donna)Fitzingo of Boyers, numerous nieces and nephews and his ex son-in-law, James Simmons, who was of great help to the family.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, who died when Michael was five years of age, his mother, his stepfather and two sisters, Margaret and Evelyn.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Private burial was in the Old Annadale Cemetery.

At the request of the family, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693 or the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY  10016.

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Mildred Marterella
   Posted Wed April 22, 2015
Mildred and family,
So sorry to read of Mike's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your memories of all the good times will bring you comfort.

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