Michael Ellsworth Phalor
October 22, 1958 ‒ August 04, 2018
South Pasadena, Florida
Formerly of Mansfield, Ohio
South Pasadena, Florida: A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor. And so it is with life. Mike Phalor loved boating and navigating on the open waters. No boater chooses to battle raging waters – and like in life when the storms rise – character rises to meet the challenge.
Michael is safe in an eternal harbor as he passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018 in Bayfront Health, in St. Petersburg, Florida, following a short illness. He was 59.
Born October 22, 1958 in Mansfield to Harold N. and M. Joan (Kober) Phalor, he attended St. Peter’s Schools, was graduated from Ontario High School, and attended North Central State Technical College.
Michael spent most of his life in Mansfield where he worked as a building contractor, and was a member and former Exalted Ruler of BPOE #56, and member and past trustee of Owls Home #1152.
Licensed as a private pilot, he “spent time” on land, but truly “lived” in the air and on the high seas. Michael truly loved his family and his dog Duke.
He is survived by his wife Sherrie (Hart) Phalor, whom he married May 28, 1993; daughters Ann (Jeremy) Bise, Kristen (Robert) Bills, Amanda (Dan) VanHarlingen, and Katherine Phalor; seven granddaughters; his sister Cynthia (John) McCue; sister-in-law Karen Phalor; and nieces and nephews.
His parents preceded him in death. Also deceased are his brothers Matthew, Norman and Stephan Phalor; and a nephew Bradley McCue.
The Phalor family will receive guests Friday, August 17, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue, Mansfield, where a Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Brain Injury Association of Florida on at: https://biaf.donordrive.com/campaign/PhalorMemorial
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to help celebrate Michael’s life. Share with his family a message of support – or watch his tribute video – online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com