Goldie Michalovich

October 25, 1915 ‒ May 25, 2019

Butler, Ohio

Goldie Michalovich, 103, of Butler passed away peacefully, Saturday, May 25, 2019 at home.

She was born October 25, 1915 in Cleveland the daughter of Charles and Irene (Seeber) Shudy. On April 21, 1934 she married Michael John Michalovich who grew up just down the street. Michael preceded her in death on December 2, 2004, and now they are reunited once again.

Goldie and Michael moved to Butler in 1975 where they remained long-time residents, with the exception of one year in California. As a young lady she worked in a boxed lunch factory and was a welder for Radi-Arts after the war for 15 years.  Most of her time was spent raising her son and volunteering for her community and church family.  Goldie was very active with the Butler Senior Citizens and served as a board member for the Butler Adult Center for 24 years. She was a dedicated member of Resurrection Parish cooking and serving nursing home lunches for 17 years.

Blessed with artistic talent, Goldie enjoyed making ornate ceramic dolls.  A wonderful cook, Goldie loved baking and kept an impeccable home (you could practically eat off the floor!). A best friend to many, she lived a long happy life and will be remembered for her independent spirit and determination.

Surviving is her best companion, care giver, and daughter-in-law Dorothy Michalovich of Butler, grandchildren Ronald, Jr. and Renee Michalovich of Nashville, OH, Michael Michalovich of Butler, James and Ana Michalovich of Bellville, and Marianne and Mark Brokaw of Fredericksburg, VA; great-grandchildren Kevin (Kari) Michalovich, Nickoli (Chelsea) Michalovich, Steven (Alexis) Michalovich, Alex Michalovich, Filipe (Kelly) Dusi, Maria Marzarotto, Mark, Jr. (Lynn) Brokaw, Melissa (Ryan) Shuler, Michael (Candace) Brokaw, Marie (Ben) Laforce and Matthew Brokaw; great-great-grandchildren Blakleigh, Braxton, Aschen, Lillian, Gianna,  Vivienne, Caroline, Luke, Everett, Olivia, Harper, Jack, Henry, Grayson, Lucy, Calvin, and one on the way, along with many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

In addition to her parents and husband, Goldie was preceded in death by her son Ronald Michalovich and siblings John Shudy, Charles Shudy, Irene Phan, and Erma Miller.

The family will receive friends Friday, May 31, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home (81 Mill Rd).   Calling will continue Saturday June 1, from 9:30 to 10:30 am in Resurrection Parish (2600 Lexington Ave) where the funeral mass will begin at 10:30 am. Father Nick Weibl will officiate and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of Goldie may be made to the Butler Adult Center or Resurrection Parish and left at her services or sent c/o Snyder Funeral Homes PO Box 3085, Mansfield OH 44904.

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  • My sincere condolences to the entire family.

    Goldie was my mom’s (Tess) best friend and I cherish all of the time and memories that both Goldie and Mike spent with our family.

    I have a simple story to share with everyone that describes how Goldie lived her life. Always thinking of others in big and small ways.

    A couple of years back Goldie told me she had something to give me. I tried to stop by as often as I could when on the way home on business from Columbus. Turns out when she was helping my mother move from Cleveland to Parma back around 1969, my mother was going to throw out a little ceramic duck planter that was given to her when I was born in 1954. Goldie said. “You can’t throw that out”, and she kept it all of these years. That duck sits a top my filing cabinet in my office literally smiling down on me, and I can’t help but think of both my mom and Goldie and how much they both mean to me!

    God bless her!

  • Such a beautiful person, inside and out! Blessed to have gotten to know Goldie through our dear friend, the Brokaw Family Our love and prayers are with you all.

    The Rubino Family

  • Goldie is finally at rest with her heavenly family. Goldie ‘s memory will be cherished by all that she has touched! This warm, beautiful lady has touched many throughout her century plus on this earth. Each and everyone has been blessed many times because of this fantastic lady’s faith and friendship! She will be missed by many, but never forgotten!

  • We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Goldie’s passing. She was a beautiful lady and wish we could have been able to visit with her more often on our visits to Ohio.

    Life is challenging and she certainly has seen the world in many different ways throughout her long life. God Bless her for her loving and caring ways.