Michael R. “Mike” Belsole

Michael BelsoleMichael R. “Mike” Belsole, 96, of 1827 Bucktail Road, St. Marys, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at the Bradford Ecumenical Home in Bradford.

He was born December 24, 1919, in Latrobe, son of the late Daniel and Florence Mignona Belsole. He was a resident of St. Marys since 1946 and attended McChesney Town School.  He was a ceramic tile contractor and was owner of the Belsole Tile and Marble Company.  His skilled ceramic work can be seen throughout the area.

On November 27, 1948, in the St. Mary’s Church, he married Rose Mary Herzing, who survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Mary Ellen Vonarx and her husband Larry of Gardeau and Rose Anne Johnson of St. Marys; three sons, Michael Belsole and his wife Angela of Mt. Vernon, NY, Gerald “G.T.” Belsole and his wife Debbie of St. Marys, and Rev. Kurt Belsole, OSB of St. Vincent Archabbey; 17 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Amatangelo of Bovard, PA, Gryce Jaeck of Nevada, and Doris Marsh of Greensburg; and a daughter-in-law, Joelyn Lee “Joie” Belsole of Hershey.

In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by a son, Patrick J. Belsole, who passed away July 25, 2016; a son-in-law, Matt Johnson; eight sisters; and five brothers.

Mike was a member of the Queen of the World Church and was a veteran of WWII, having served in the US Army in the South Pacific. He enjoyed square dancing with the Bells of St. Marys, playing Scat, cutting and splitting wood, and traveling in his motor home.  He greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Friday, August 5, 2016, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Kurt Belsole, OSB, his son, as celebrant. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857, or to the St. Marys Area Ambulance Service, 773 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Dale and Alice Slottje (Armanini) August 3, 2016 at 8:16 am

Rose and Family,
We are so deeply sorry for your losses. Please know that you are all in our daily thoughts and prayers.

Br.Timothy Waid August 3, 2016 at 9:35 am

Father Kurt & Family,
My prayers and thoughts are with you. I will keep your dad, and
family in my prayers. Your dad had a long life and had a wonderful
May God grant him Eternal Rest.
Br. Timothy Waid OSB

Fr. Thaddeus O.S.B. August 3, 2016 at 10:14 am

Rose, Fr. Kurt and family,
Unable to concelebrate. Have a funeral here, but you are in my prayers.
Fr. Thaddeus O.S.B.

Kandi McAninch August 3, 2016 at 8:48 pm

Rose, My heart is breaking for you and your family. You are all in my prayers. Kandi

Sister John Paul August 4, 2016 at 3:24 pm

Rose, Fr Kurt, my deepest sympathies. You are all in my prayers.

Debbie Freeburg August 4, 2016 at 10:00 pm

So sorry for your loss. Prayers

William Wurm August 5, 2016 at 5:13 am

Rose and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in these days of sadness. May God, the Father and Creator, pour out His love in abundance upon you at this time. May you be strengthened and comforted by this love. At present, I am back in Ireland and will be sending a card this weekend.

Margie and Nick Fritz August 8, 2016 at 11:26 pm

Our deepest sympathy to the Belsole family. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God Bless all of you.
Margie and Nick Fritz

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