Stephen "Steve/Butchie" Joseph Michalochick, 76, of Drums, passed away Christmas Eve, December 24, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Hazleton.
Born in Junedale, November 8, 1944, he was the son of the late Steven "Miner" and Mary (Zreliak) Michalochick and spent the past 25 years in Drums, after moving from Hazleton.
Stephen worked at Redmans in his younger years, All Phaze Electric, Team Supply and Superior Car Wash. He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War from 1962 - 1965. He was a member of Good Shepherd RC Church, Drums. He was also a member of Freeland VFW Post #5010, Jeddo Stars, Owls Club, Butler Twp. Firehall, and the Treskow Rod and Gun Club. Stephen was always a very hard worker, keeping many jobs at the same time. He enjoyed fishing, particularly the first day with his daughter and son-in-law, hunting, traveling with his wife and friends, taking care of his lawn and singing and dancing.
He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by two step-sons, Jason and John Rusnock and a brother-in-law Herb Reiley.
Surviving are his loving and caring wife, the former Joan Delman to whom he was married for 25 loving years; a son Joseph Michalochick and his wife Lisa, Hazleton; a daughter Janel McGarry and her husband Dennis, Royersford; four grandchildren John Rusnock, Hoboken, NJ; Joshua Rusnock, White Haven; Elizabeth Michalochick, NY; and Rebecca Michalochick, Hazleton; two sisters Mary Ann Reiley, TN; and Rose Andrejko and her husband John, Green Valley, AZ; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Stephen Delman, Weatherly; Patricia and Peter Delazio, Weatherly; Mark and Karen Delman, Oakmont Acres; Linda Delman, Beaver Meadows; and Constance Delman, Beaver Meadows; and her significant other David Bloss, Hazle Twp., many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, December 31, 2020, at 10:00 AM in Good Shepherd RC Church, Drums. Burial will take place privately at the convenience of the family. Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. (East), 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
In remembrance of Steve, know that he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a caring friend to all. He was fun-loving, personable and everyone loved him. He enjoyed life to the fullest. Steve will be missed by everyone whose life he touched. Just remember, "He Did It His Way."
"WHEN WE LOSE SOMEONE WE LOVE, WE MUST LEARN NOT TO LIVE WITHOUT THEM, BUT TO LIVE WITH THE LOVE THEY LEFT BEHIND."
Memorial donations may be made to the leukemia and lymphoma society at www.lls.org. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com.
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