Michael J. Kostelnik

Born: 02/14/1953 Passed:

Michael J. Kostelnik passed away with his wife by his side on March 9, 2018 at Aultman Compassionate Care Center. He fought a short but brave battle with cancer. Michael was born in Canton, Ohio on February 14, 1953. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Rose Beans, and his brother, Larry Kostelnik. Michael was a graduate of Indian Valley North High School, class of 1971. He went on to study at Kent State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

Michael worked all of his life in sales and had recently retired after twenty-five years with Maurice Sporting Goods. Michael’s sons where his pride and joy, and he most enjoyed spending time with family and close friends. He was actively involved in North Canton Hoover Football’s Orange Crush booster club and the North Canton Hoover Cross-Country booster club, while his sons were in high school. Michael also loved animals and took pride in rescuing many dogs throughout his life.

Michael is survived by his wife of 34 years, Rebecca, sons, Sean (Nina) Kostelnik of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Chad Kostelnik of Rockville, MD, father and mother-in-law, Frank and Vicki Vitt, brother in-laws, Eric (Peggy) Vitt and Denny (Debby) Vitt, sister, Connie (Lyn) Starcher, brother, Brian Kostelnik, and sister-in-law, Becky Holmes Kostelnik.

A celebration of Michael’s life will take place on Thursday March 22, 2018 at 6 pm at the Lake Cable Clubhouse, 5725 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718. Eulogy will be delivered by Michael’s son Sean, at 6:15pm, with meal following. Condolences can be shared with the family at www.heritagecremationsociety.com.

Heritage Cremation Society



11 Tributes to Michael J. Kostelnik

  1. John and Debbie Arnold says:

    Becky, Sean and Chad,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your husband and father.
    You have our deepest sympathy.
    May your hearts be filled with loving memories of Mike.

  2. Kris Schnell says:

    Becky, Sean and Chad,
    My heart aches for you all. You have my deepest sympathy.

  3. Beth and John Fromholtz says:

    Becky and family:
    We share in your loss of Mike. Just this past weekend we drove down Billingham to see the old neighborhood and as I looked at your old house, it reminded me of all of the hours of children playing in,the yards and driveways. Such a good time for our families. And great memories to remember Mike.
    Please accept our deepest sympathies

  4. Jacquie Buch (Greentown School) says:

    So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing.
    Please know that you and the boys are all in
    my thoughts and prayers.
    With love to you and your family,

  5. Marguerite Bayer says:

    Becky and Family. I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  6. Cindy Nelson says:

    Becky, Chad, and Sean – I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. He was a wonderful man who loved you all. You are all in my prayers.

  7. Sherri & Craig Pandrea says:

    Becky and family,

    So sorry for your loss. Mike was such a sweet guy and always made sure to wave or chat when seeing him in the neighborhood. Will miss him.

  8. Andi Humphries says:

    Becky and boys,
    There is such a strong friendship between your family and the Adams–Sandy has shared your story with us.
    You have our sympathy from Circleville…
    Andi and Mike

  9. Craig & Patti Wallick says:

    Beck, Sean & Chad
    Please accept our deepest sympathy. We fondly remember Mike and all of our activities with you and Orange Crush. Please accept our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Cheryl and John Brickwood says:

    Becky and Sons,
    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with during this difficult time????????

  11. Mildred Chaney IVN class of 1971 says:

    With deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult period.

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