WARREN — Mike A. Szalai, age 81, of Hildom Road, Monroe Township, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital, Warren, Ohio.
He was born in Butler, Pa., on Nov. 24, 1931, to Martin and Elizabeth (Nyakas) Szalai.
Mike was employed with the Ford Motor Company as a metal pattern maker and supervisor of the pattern shop for 29 years, retiring in 1985.
He enjoyed hunting and bowling; spending many years traveling to many ABC bowling tournaments, as well as Brother's bowling tournaments. Mike played baseball with his brothers for the Monroe Athletic Club. Mr. Szalai enjoyed traveling with his wife, Bernice, and was an avid Cleveland Indians and Brown's fan.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Bernice (Georgia) Szalai; sons, Michael S. Szalai of Burbank, Ohio, Paul M. (Lori) Szalai of Monroe Township, Timothy W. Szalai of Monroe Township and Dale R. (Kimberly) Szalai of Dorset; brother, Daniel (Mary) Szalai; sisters, Liz Passmore and Cheryl Sharp; grandchildren, Timothy and Joseph Szalai, Tracie and Kristina Szalai and Rose Szalai; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Steve and Martin Szalai; and sisters, Peggy Smith, Sophie Tiche and Suzie Tiche.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 3rd, at the THOMPSON-SMITH-NESBITT FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main St., Conneaut, with the Rev. Tim Kraus, of Conneaut Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens.
Friends may call at the Funeral Home TODAY, Tuesday, July 2nd, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of Services at 11 a.m.
Online condolences and obituary available at www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com and starbeacon.com.