Michael Vignovich, 88

Michael  Vignovich, 88, of  Byng St., Ellwood City died on  Saturday, August 11, 2012 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born November 15, 1923 in Lowellville, Ohio,  he was the son of the late Nicholas and Mildred Ecovich Vignovich.  He was married 59 years to Gina  Venezie Vignovich who survives.

Mike retired from Local 207 in Youngstown, Ohio where he was a structural iron worker.  He was a proud Veteran of the US Army, serving his country during WWII in the European Theatre.  He served on the Civil Service Commission, Ellwood City Borough Council,  Ellwood City Hospital Board, Democratic Precinct Committee,  and the Democratic Committee for the 5th Ward.  He coached Little League baseball and was the umpire in chief.  Mike loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchild.  He was a devoted patron to all the High School Baseball, Basketball and Football games.  He also enjoyed watching Storage Wars.

In addition to his wife, Gina, survivors include two sons, Michael (Lori) Vignovich of New Castle,  Mark Vignovich of Houston, Texas; daughter,  Marla (Tom) Wilson of Ellwood City; sister, Ann Vignovich Lemke of Ellwood City; brother, Martin Vignovich of Long Beach, California; four grandchildren, Kylea Vignovich, Jenna (her fiancée, Matt Schlieper) Wilson, Sophie Vignovich, Derek (Carrie) Wilson and one great grandchild, Dominic Wilson.

He was preceded in death by  three brothers, Raymond, Nick and Sam Vignovich and one sister, Mary Cernus.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday August 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home. 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11:00 am with Rev. Richard Salley and Mike’s nephew, Pastor Carmen Venezie officiating.

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.  Military rites will be conducted by the Veteran’s Honor Guard

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics, which was Mike’s favorite charity or a charity of the donor’s  choice..

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

4 thoughts on “Michael Vignovich, 88

  1. I wish I had known because I would have liked to visit Mike. He was good for mom and dad. Thanks Gina. Bob

  2. Mike,

    I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your father. We truly understand death for the first time when God places His hands upon one whom we love. We must always have old memories and young hopes. My thoughts and prayers remain with your family.

    Bill Soltes

  3. Gina and Family,
    You all have our deepest sympathy. Mike was a wonderful man and a great friend. He will be dearly missed by all that he touched.

    With love,
    Den and Alys

  4. Gina and family,
    We are all so sad to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a wonderful friend and neighbor and so much fun to be around! We will miss his teasing and joking……the kids miss him at the games. He left his mark on so many people and with his kindness and fun loving ways.

    Our prayers are with you,
    Jeff and Alison Scott and family

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