Michael John “Mikey” Germano, 72, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, November 19, 2019, on his birthday, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born November 19, 1947 in Greensburg, a son of the late Michael “Bouge” and Julia “JuJu” (Spino) Germano. He is survived by his brother, Robert, of Fairmont, WV; his beloved nephew, Jobie; his grand-niece, Olivia, both of Jacksonville, Florida; along with his aunt, Madeline (Germano) Dreskler, of Greensburg. He is also survived by several cousins; and his good friend George Yakim. Michael was a 1965 graduate of Greensburg Central Catholic High School, and a member of the “In Crowd” social fraternity group. He enjoyed comparing answers to the daily puzzle Jumble with his cousin, Willie Kowinski, along with watching professional sports, especially the Steelers. He was a deliveryman for Royal Pizza and was part owner of Beanies Bar and Six Pack Shop. He also worked at L&S Machine Company, Latrobe and held several other jobs, including the produce manager of Thorofare Market, Greensburg. Michael served for five years and one month in the Army Reserves during the Vietnam war after completing basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., the same training facility his father completed prior to WWII. He was a trustee of the A.M.S. Club, South Greensburg and a former member of the VFW, Christopher Columbus Club, Hilltop Club, which was partly founded by his grandfathers, Gaetano Germano and Vincenzo “Zucchiel” Spino, and the Cercemaggiore Association of Pennsylvania. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Greensburg where he served as an altar boy for several years. In honoring his wishes, Michael elected to be cremated. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass at 10 AM Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 1011 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Greensburg. Full military honors will be accorded immediately following mass by the V.F.W. Post No. 33, Greensburg Honor Guard. A luncheon will follow at Rizzo’s Malabar Inn, Crabtree for a celebration of his life. LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 510 Pellis Rd., Suite 203, Greensburg, PA 15601 or the Conquer Cancer Foundation. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Rick and Patty Fry for their care and concern during Mikey’s illness. www.bachafh.com
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