Michael Popovich, Jr., age 68, of North Canton, Ohio, entered into eternal rest on September 19, 2019 in Barberton, Ohio.
Mr. Popovich was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on January 14, 1951 to Michael and Helen (Kerrick) Popovich, Sr. He graduated from Roselle Catholic High School in Roselle, New Jersey, in 1969 and Union County College in 1972 with a degree in Liberal Arts. Michael worked as a diesel mechanic for Linden Department of Public Works in Linden, New Jersey for many years before relocating to Ohio and working as a diesel mechanic for Waste Management.
Michael was a devoted father and grandfather. He had a genuine love for baseball and spent most of his spare time volunteering with the North Canton Little League and Hoover Baseball Booster Club. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.
Michael is survived by his children, Jennifer L. Graseck of Ocean Gate, New Jersey, Keryl A. Sult and husband Robert of Manchester, New Jersey, and Nicholas M. Popovich of North Canton, Ohio; his grandchildren, Andrew R. Graseck and wife Serenity of Richeyville, Pennsylvania, Gregory M. Graseck of Manchester, New Jersey, and Arianna L. Graseck of Ocean Gate, New Jersey; his great-grandchildren, Zoey A. Keys and Zeke R. Graseck of Richeyville, Pennsylvania; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Gregory J. Popovich; his parents, Michael and Helen (Kerrick) Popovich; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In keeping with Michael’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. A celebration of his life will be held for friends in the North Canton area on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. at Dogwood Park Shelter in North Canton, Ohio. Details for a celebration of life for family and friends in New Jersey will be released at a later date.
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