The Obit For Red Michael

John L. "Red" Michael
June 9, 2011

John L. "Red" Michael, age 89, of Canton, died Friday, June 17, 2011 at his home. He was born Sept. 28, 1921 in Paisley, Scotland to the late Alexander and Elizabeth Michael. He was a 1939 graduate of McKinley High School and served with the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

Red Michael was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years. He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church and Canton Masonic Lodge 60 F & AM.

Red played minor league baseball for the Erie Sailors in the Mid-Atlantic League and was a scout for the St. Louis Nationals baseball club. He was the Canton Class A Baseball League commissioner for seven years (1960-1966) and was voted into the Canton Old Timers Sports Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the North Canton Eagles Lodge.

John is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Fleishour) to whom he was married for 67 years; his daughters, Nancy Dunn of Naples, Fla., Barbara (Timothy) Jolliff of Massillon; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren; brothers, Alexander II and James Michael and sisters, Betty James and Bonnie Eustathios.

Funeral services will be conducted a 11 a.m. Friday, June 24, in the Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel with Rev. Wendy Bausman officiating.

Burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 -8 p.m. Canton Lodge Masonic Service Thursday at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Presbyterian Church, Canton, or to the American Heart Association.