Mike served with the U.S. Army. He had worked for Harshaw Chemical as an Analytical Chemist, retiring in 1985, following 31 years of service. Mike was a member of St. Mary Church in Elyria, St. Vincent DePaul Society, and the Frank S. Harmon Masonic Lodge. He delivered meat, eggs and cheese from Amish country and grew Blue Spruce Christmas trees at his farm. Mike enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Helen (nee Baranski); a daughter, Debbie Rhea (Rick); four sons, Michael (Laurel), David (Elisa), Daniel (Lydia), and Mark (Stephanie). Additional survivors include 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anne (nee Barrila) Demyan; and three brothers, John, George and Andy.
There will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass will be 11 A.M., Saturday November 24, 2012, at St. Mary Church, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria. Reverend Father Charles Diedrick, Pastor, will be the Celebrant. Burial will be private at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mike's memory, can be sent to The Salvation Army or St. Vincent DePaul.
The family suggests planting a tree in Mike's memory.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440) 322-4626. Online condolences can be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com