OBITUARY

Mitchell M. Maichak Sr

November 26, 1926February 21, 2013
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Persistently striving to move onward and upward, Mitchell Mathew Maichak, 86, has taken the next step forward in the journey of life. Mitch initiated his journey in scenic Boonville, NY as the son of Walter and Veronica and brother to Ben, Tom, Joseph, and Cecilia. Devoted husband to Mary “Betty” Maichak, they immigrated to Del City, OK, shared 60 years of marriage, and raised five loving children including Mitch Jr, Shelly, Tina, Mark, and Erin, as well as seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mitch’s keen interest in the evolution and application of technology as well as his unyielding commitment to the US during WW II as a savvy aviation radioman, radarman, and occasional gunner earned him 3 distinguished medals from the US Navy. Following WWII, Mitch further served his country for 37 years, ultimately retiring as a Civil Servant logistics coordinator from Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, OK. Mitch, a life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, VFH, and American Legion, past Chief and Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, as well as devout member of the St. Paul Catholic Church parish, unselfishly supported communities near and far by donating his time, effort, and finances to several civic fundraising campaigns. Taking it all in stride during his civilian career, marriage, and service to community, Mitch also successfully completed the requirements to attain his Associate of Applied Science from then Oscar Rose University. Throughout his life, Mitch shared numerous pastimes with his family including fishing, bowling, golfing, shooting pool, traveling the globe, walking the dogs, tinkering with electronics and automobiles, playing cards, and indulging his sweet-tooth on German chocolate cake and pistachio ice-cream. Please join us in celebrating Mitch’s storied life and accomplishments! Visitation will be held on Sunday February 24th from 2 to 5 pm at Sunny Lane Funeral Home, 4000 SE 29th St; Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday February 25th, 11 am, at St. Paul Apostle Catholic Church, 3901 S. Sunnylane Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations are graciously appreciated and can be made to the St. Paul’s Memorial Fund.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 24, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 25, 2013
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Mitchell M. Maichak Sr

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Kathy Bryant

March 5, 2014

So sorry to hear that Uncle Mitch passed away. I will always remember his wonderful smile and big laugh that filled the room.

Rick Dewey

February 24, 2014

I am saddened by your loss and raise you all up in my daily prayer.

dana way

February 21, 2014

Sorry to hear of your families loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Bennie Diliberto

March 2, 2013

Aunt Betty and cousins,Shelly,Mithcell(aka-Herky),Tina,Erin & Mark sorry for your loss.I can still remember going into your Dad's work room in your house in Booneville & being dazzled by some of the electronics he was working on.prayers headed your way from Cousin Bennie,Aunt dot & Uncle Ben. Rome NY

February 24, 2013

Shelly and Family: Mike, Max and I are saddened to learn of the loss of your Father. You have our love and condolences. We hold you and your Mother in our thoughts and prayers. Love and God Bless, Katie Gonzales

Scott, Suzanne, Zachary & Max Maichak

February 24, 2013

Hi Uncle Mitch,

Congratulations upon being bestowed with First Class Wings! Don't forget to keep all the lights burning in heaven with your glowing, warm heart. You have been an inspiration to your loving family and friends. Even though we have not been in personal contact over the years, we have heard it "through the grapevine" about your success in life's many endeavors. Your dear family has been overly blessed with a gracious, kind, and loving father and husband. Please keep heaven's door open for all of us here on earth. After all, we need your prayers, too!

P.S. Put in a good word for us to Angel Gabriel!

Charrie Stump

February 24, 2013

We are with you in thoughts. So sorry for the loss of your Husband, Father, Grandfather. Eric; we are thinking of you during this time. (hug) Sorry to not be there during this time. But know we are thinking of you and your family.

February 24, 2013

Dear Betty and Family, I was so sorry to hear about Mitch. He was such a nice man and I know he will be missed very much by his family and many friends. I share your grief and you are in my thoughts and prayers. With love, June

Tom & Ann Maichak

February 23, 2013

Betty and family,
Once again, we want you to know how sorry we are that we can't be there with you, but our hearts and prayers are. God Bless all of you!

Kathy Hannah

February 23, 2013

Erin, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I lost my dad in January and my heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family.
Kathy Hannah