Joseph E. Michalovich Monday, May 26, 1930 - Monday, January 23, 2017

Joseph E. Michalovich, age 86, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017. Born May 26, 1930, he was a life resident of Canton, 1948 graduate of McKinley High School and was retired from the Timken Company after 40 plus years of service. Joe enjoyed playing euchre, hunting, fishing, polka dancing, attending Bally’s and spending time with his grandsons. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret, daughters, Diane Finsel and Lorene Weston, grandsons, Michael and Casey and brother, Stephen. A special thanks to the staffs of The Landing and Community Hospice for thier supportive and compassionate care. Family and friends will meet on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial with Father G. David Weikart as celebrant. Friends may call Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, The Landing of Canton or Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church.

To my Dad

You taught me patience, how to be strong, how to be a good listener and so many other valuable life lessons.  You always had my back.  Only we could speak to each other without saying a word.  My heart broke to lose you, but you did not go alone.  A part of me went with you as a part of you stayed in my heart the day God called you home.  Dad, you fought a long courageous battle to the very end.  I am so proud to call myself your daughter.  I will always be a Daddies girl.  I love you...I love you...I love you more...I don't know about that.  Diane

Dear All,

Just read the news and wanted to extend my condolences.  Your patriarch was always such a pleasant man, I know he will be dearly missed.  Thoughts are with you.


Dear Marge and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of Joe. Hugs and prayers coming your way.  So sorry I will miss the services but I have an appt Fri that I can not miss otherwise I would be there for you. Thinking of you and your family and I will be there in spirit. Remember the good times and cherish the memories.

Diane, I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a great person and a very kind gentleman. I'm sorry I won't be able to attend services because I am in Florida but my prayers will  be plentiful for you and your family. He was a great father to both you and Lorene.

Joe love to have fun- he went with us to see Christmas lights at The Landing and had a great time. He will be missed dearly!

Lorene, Casey and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you with His peace and love as you go through this difficult time.   Marla and Todd Madison