Michael Patrick McRill

February 22, 1949 ‒ January 04, 2021

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Michael Patrick McRill of Gambier, Ohio passed peacefully from this world on January 4, 2021 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Mike was born February 22,1949 in Bonne Terre, Missouri.

We were thankful for Hospice of Knox County who assisted with his care in his final days .

He served his country in the 82nd Division of the Army Airborne in Vietnam  from 1969-1971. For his service there he was awarded an Army Commendation medal.

Mike served 34 years with the US Postal Service, acting as President of the National Association of Letter Carriers, local branch 298 for much of that time.

His passions were his “kitty cat”, golfing, and visiting with his loyal friends.  Many a laugh was shared during these visits.

Mike is survived by sister Mary Kay Parry and husband Vincent, sister Gloria Antill and husband Gordon, and brother Kevin Shane McRill.  He is predeceased in death by his parents, Paul Edward McRill and Margaret Bowling McRill.  His close friends were family to Mike.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later time.

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  • So sorry about Mike. He was a lot fun. I worked with him at the Post Office. We ate together sometimes too. I last seen him last summer for a Retirement Party. He will be missed by so many. Deepest Sympathy to the Family! Your in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Thank you. I have pictures of Mike in the sombrero from that party. He had a great time that eve ! He will be missed for sure.

  • Sending my deepest condolences to Mikes family and friends. I will truly miss Mike. MikeMike is what I called him. I had the pleasure of getting to know Mike and making great memories with him. He was my side kick at work and I truly loved Mike like he was family. And I love Kitty!! I will forever cherish every single memory we made together and remember the good times we had!! Heaven gained such an amazing man. Sending my thoughts, prayers, and Love to Gloria and family.

  • To Mike’s family and friends:

    Mike and my brother, Steve Shock were such great friends and often times partners in crime. Such great memories! I am saddened to hear that he has passed away. Sending up prayers of comfort for you.

    Sincerely,
    Lisa (Shock) Tharp

  • I feel absolutely honored to have gotten to know Mike and helped to care for him the last few months. He is so incredibly missed already. Sending my condolences to Gloria, Kitty and all of Mike’s family and friends!

  • I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mike. He was a good friend of mine and remember so many times we had together golfing together in the foursome with Randy Gibson, Brian Palm & myself at Irish Hills. We also had other times together chatting after hours when he & I would just talk and share a drink together. Mike will be missed by many friends. RIP my friend.

    • Thank you so much. He did love his golfing friends. And talking with his buddies over a beer was his other favorite thing to do.

  • So sorry for the loss of Mike, but so glad to have known him, even the stubborn mule Missouri side. He would regale us with stories of when sis would come and visit, how he would have to tidy his house; stories of neighbor Schnormier and his gardens. Didn’t talk much about his service in Nam, but when he did, I learned a lot by listening. Was very proud of his coins and precious metals collection, or investment. Mike was the straightest straight shooter I ever met, and I will miss our many varied conversations. RIP, Wildebeest.

    • You described him to a T! I used to tell him his rebel side was showing! He was blessed by his many and eclectic group of loyal friends. So many wonderful memories will help us through this loss.

  • Sincere condolences to you Gloria and the rest of his extended family and his friends. Just like all of his friends, I gained personally from his wit, sense of humor, and kind heart. Words cannot describe.

    Thanks to you Gloria for reigning in his stubbornness to make his remaining years fruitful and smooth.
    Thanks also to Brian, Dale and Brett for all you have done over the years.

    This hurts so bad, but everyone knows he would not want a tear shed. Mike will continue to live inside of everyone that was fortunate to have known him.

    • Dan thank you for the touching tribute. You know how he loved all of you guys. :. When he told stories about y’all he was always smiling that little smirky grin. ❤️

  • McRill family–

    I’m so very sorry.
    Thank you all for the love and joy in our lives.

    –Always with love and prayers–

  • I remember Mike from a long long time ago when the McRill family lived on N. Main St and were part of the gang playing in the alley. Sorry for the loss of your brother, Mary Kay, Gloria, and Kevin

    • Lots of fun in those days eh? The alley belonged to us! Mike remembered sine if that when I was there last February!!! Thank you for your thoughts!

  • While Mike and I had not gotten together for a number of years I will always remember him as one of my best friends ever. Whether it was looking out for one another as we grew up in the South end, surviving high school together, his picking me up at 4:00 AM in the morning at Coopers following my rotten 7 PM to 4 AM shift to go to breakfast (he was working 4 to 12), his making me an honorary member of the 82nd Airborne by presenting me with an 82nd Airborne Field Jacket complete with sergeant stripes and almost going AWOL to be the best man at my wedding, he was always there for me. I want all of you to know I will always hold him close in my heart. Mary Kay, Gloria and Kevin, please accept my condolences for the loss of your brother.

    Doug Leonard

    • Thank you Doug. You guys certainly were best of friends .. though I never heard about the 82nd honorary membership. Mikey could keep a secret for sure. A celebration of life hopefully planned for summer. Stay safe!

  • To the McRill Family,
    I am so saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. Remembering all of the good times our families had together. Your family was always very special to me. So sorry fir your loss
    Jo Hess Hawkins

    • Thank you Jo. Yes our families were close for many years. And we children certainly roamed from house to house. Good memories!

    • Thank you. Mike was always fun to be around … I’m sure he cherished those times together. “Framily”moments kept him smiling

  • Gloria and family,

    Jim and I are very sorry for your loss. We did not know Mike but I do know how hard it is to lose a sibling you grew up with. I know you have a lot of great memories of
    your brother. Take care of yourself and hold on to those memories.

    • Thank you. The memories always help us through our time of grief and loss. And Mike n I had a lot of the good kind.

  • Dear Gloria and Family,

    For me, Mike will always be the handsome, tall 20 year old who risked being AWOL (dragging Mike Fisher in tow) to be best man at my wedding. He always had a rascally smile and a good quip. I’m saddened by his passing and will miss him – my deepest sympathy to each of you.

    Teri Kuhlman Blanchard

    • Thank you Teri . He was as quite the witty one to the end! And his smile never changed He and Mike Fisher were sure a pair weren’t they?

  • Mike was a beautiful soul and we will miss him dearly. I’ll never forget our karaoke days or our outings to lunch and stories of his service to our country. Thank you for allowing us to love him. We will never forget him.

  • Gloria and Family,

    I was very sad to hear that Mike had passed away.

    When your family moved to Newark Road Mike and I started a long and at times an exciting friendship. Our time together in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg were in retrospect simply amazing.

    I will always remember Mike as the most strong willed, bull headed and stubborn person I have ever known. His stubbornness served him well!

    Rest in Peace My Old Friend and Comrade

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