Michael W. Hungo
December 1, 1937 – November 1, 2019
Michael Walter Hungo was born in Taylor, Michigan on December 1, 1937 to Lottie and Mike Hungo. He was one of 4 children. Michael passed away peacefully in West Bloomfield, Michigan on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the age of 81.
Michael was the beloved husband of Christine (Sekscinski) Hungo for 57 years. Loving brother of Carl (Betty) Hungo, and JoAnnne Hungo Ellerbrake. Dear uncle of Karen Lemire, Theresa Gunn, Jill Ellerbrake, Amy Oatfield, and Paul Berger. Great-uncle of Molly Oatfield, Gabrielle Berger and David Berger. He will also be missed by his extended family of cousins and many friends including Walter Bielski, Daniel (Betty Lou) Bielski, Rita (Robert) Toboy, and Evelyn Geile.
Michael was preceded in death by; parents Mike and Lottie Hungo and sister Christine Victoria Hungo.
Michael was a U.S. Marine Corps. Veteran who was always a gentleman. He was an artist and retired art teacher. He graduated with a Master's degree of the Arts from Eastern Michigan University. Michael loved children and taught all ages for Dearborn Public Schools, although he primarily was with the elementary children. In his leisure, Michael could be found listening to Elvis Presley's Gospel music. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and traveled many places to do so. His home is adorned with game trophies and photos of his prized catches along with his Egyptian art collection. He had a appreciation for fine art and adventure, however he was kind and humble at the same time. He loved nothing more than simply being a husband of 57 years and sharing in all of his adventures with his beloved Christine. Michael touched the lives of hundreds of children that he taught over the years as well as the faculty members he taught with, and the many friends he shared adventures with. He will be missed by everyone who was blessed to know him.
Michael's family will receive guests for a visitation on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm with an evening vigil service at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152. (East of I-275 and Newburgh Road). Michael's life will be celebrated with a 10:00am Funeral Mass at St. Colette Catholic Parish, 17600 Newburgh Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152. (Just north of Six Mile Road) Final viewing will begin at 9:30am at the church. Michael will be laid to rest in Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery, 32163 W. Huron River Drive, Flat Rock, Michigan 48134.
Contributions in Michael's memory may be made to a charity of your choice. However Michael's favorite charities were Children's Hospital and Eastern Michigan University Arts Department.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared in the guestbook for the Hungo family.
- Christine (Sekscinski) Hungo, Wife
- The late Mike and Lottie Hungo, Parents (deceased)
- Carl (his wife Betty) Hungo, Brother
- JoAnnne Hungo Ellerbrake, Sister
- The late Christine Victoria Hungo, Sister (deceased)
- Karen Lemire, Niece
- Theresa Gunn, Niece
- Jill Ellerbrake, Niece
- Amy Oatfield, Niece
- Paul Berger, Nephew
- Molly Oatfield, Grand Niece
- Grabrielle Berger, Grand Niece
- David Berger, Grand Nephew
- Michael will also be missed by his extended family of cousins and many friends including Walter Bielski, Daniel (Betty Lou) Bielski, Rita (Robert) Toboy, and Evelyn Geile.
- Visitation Wednesday, November 6, 2019
- Scripture service Wednesday, November 6, 2019
- Final Viewing Thursday, November 7, 2019
- Funeral Mass Thursday, November 7, 2019
- Committal and Burial Thursday, November 7, 2019
Michael W. Hungo
November 8, 2019
We are sad to hear of your loss. Mike was such a wonderful person and will never be forgotten.We are blessed to have known him.
May happy memories replace the sadness in your heart...they are your gift from Mike.
You are in our thoughts and prayers..God bless you Christine.
Love, Anita & Gerry
November 7, 2019
Worked with Mike from 1966 to 1969.
Had not heard from him since over these many years but thought of him often.
Mike was a real man's man and a gentle man.
I learned much from Mike at that time that has served me since.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Richard (Rick) Chauvin
November 6, 2019
I have shared many days on the ice rink in Troy playing hockey with Mike. He has been tremendous in giving me many pointers on how to play the goalie position correctly, or at least to your advantage.
I have known Mike for about ten years associated with the Michigan Sting Hockey Club and will cherish all the time we shared on the ice. I think I may speak for the Michigan Sting family when I say that Mike will truly be missed and not forgotten.
Christine, we are so sorry for your loss.
November 5, 2019
Mr. Hungo was my elementary school art teacher and I will always remember his kindness, patience and talent. He encouraged me and taught me techniques I teach my children today. He helped me build my confidence and nurtured my sense of creativity. He is an amazing teacher and I loved loved loved going to his class. You will truly be missed, you put positivity and joy out into the world and it’s still radiating on through those you educated.
November 4, 2019
I don't know when I had a better friend. "home is the sailor home from the sea and the hunter home from the hill". Semper Fi MIke. See you at that campfire at Damvuri.
Bruno and Jean Borin
November 3, 2019
What a wonderful man Mike was. Our children always enjoyed his kindness and soft spoken words. We feel blessed to have had so many years as neighbors and friends. So happy we were able to have dinner together during the summer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love, Bruno and Jean