YOUNGSTOWN - Michael T. Nestich, 93, passed away early Tuesday evening, April 10, 2018, at Hospice House with his family by his side.
Michael was born Aug. 23, 1924, in Youngstown, a son of the late Martin and Helen Rusnov Nestich, and was a lifelong area resident.
Mike was a 1943 graduate of Chaney High School, and after graduation proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Washington during World War II, and was honorably discharged in 1946.
Michael was a pipefitter by trade, and worked for U.S. Steel, Ohio Works, and at the General Motors Lordstown Plant, ending his working career at the age of 62.
A prayerful man and a devout Catholic, Mr. Nestich was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, St. Matthias Church.
He enjoyed gardening, nature, reading, visiting Fellows Riverside Gardens, watching football at all levels, and maintaining his home and yard.
Michael’s wife of 61 years, the former Margaret M. Tomaskovic, whom he married Oct. 12, 1946, passed away Feb. 1, 2008.
Mr. Nestich leaves his son, Thomas M. Nestich, with whom he shared his home; his daughter, Pamela (Dominic “Buzzy”) Buzzacco of Boardman; his grandson, Dr. Dominic M. (Katie) Buzzacco of Columbus; great-grandsons, Oscar and Dino Buzzacco; three sisters, Agnes Siragusa of North Jackson, Theresa Campbell of Youngstown, and Barbara Walzer of New Castle, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife, two sisters, Alice Birskovitch and Mary Coller, and five brothers, Paul, Joe, Steve, Thomas, and Martin Nestich, are deceased.
There are no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.
Michael’s family offers special thanks to the Hampton Woods Montauk Hall staff, and to the staff with Hospice House, for the kindness shown and care given to Mr. Nestich and his family.