Mike C. Palazzo, 93, of Sandusky, has finished his earthly journey and God has called him home. He passed away early Thursday evening, April 19, 2007, in Providence Care Center, Sandusky, surrounded by his family and friends.
He was born Dec. 10, 1913, in Sandusky. At an early age Mike left school to help support his mother, brothers and sisters. It was the beginning of many years of hard work. He began working at Apex Company before venturing out on his own with his brother, John "Jake." For 40 years he and his brother operated the Palazzo Brothers Sohio Gas Station. Then in 1971, the brothers, with two nephews, owned and operated Palazzo-Sidoti American Motors, with Mike retiring in 1985. Mike was an avid gardener, planting vegetables and flowers.
He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Formerly a member of the board of directors at Citizens Bank, the IAB Club and a number of different body shop associations in the local area.
He is survived by and will be dearly missed by his daughter, Sandra J. Martinez of Sandusky; granddaughters, Leanna (Dale) Rublaitus of Chicago, Ill., Carla (David) Fasano of Maumee, Ohio; five great-grandchildren, Anthony, Angela, Dominic, Alyssa and Vincent; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Marianna (Truglio) Palazzo; wife, Lucille C. "Lucy" (Magi) Palazzo on Nov. 26, 1997; three sisters, Catherine Krynock, Margaret Rowden and Sadie Sidoti; and two brothers, John J. "Jake" and Joe Palazzo.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Monday in David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, where a Liturgical Service will be 7:30 p.m. Prayers will be recited at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. Robert Haas will officiate. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Sandusky.
Contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870; or to Providence Care Center, 2025 Hayes Ave., Sandusky.
His family wishes to thank Providence Care Center for the wonderful care and love that was shown to Mike during his time there. Special thanks to Glenn Aaron and Joyce Seavers and the many others who helped in any way.