Rev. Gerald W. Michel went to his glorious heavenly home early on February 24, 2015. Born on August 6, 1933 in Niagara Falls, New York, he was the son of the late Herbert L. and Elizabeth (Trotter) Michel.
He was a retired clergy member of the Western Pennsylvania United Methodist Conference, and served the Greensboro/ Mapletown/Bobtown and Dunbar/Fairview/Franklin: Memorial charges as well as at Cranberry: Rockland UMC.
He is survived by his wife Barbara D. (Dovenspike) Michel, a daughter, Loni Lynn Atts and her husband James; a son, Christopher Paul Michel and his wife Keli; four grandchildren; Tiffany Atts, Trisha Atts, Elizabeth Paige Michel and Jonathan Michel, and one great grandson Leighton Jon Michel. Gerald is also survived by his brother Charles Michel and his wife Jessie; two nephews James Michel and wife Anne and Charles Michel and wife Kathy; one grandniece, Jessie E. Jesson and husband Jeff and son Andrew. He is also survived by brother-in-law, Rev. Keith Dovenspike and wife Kathy, their two sons, Eric and Hans and his wife Patricia and their two children Aaron and Emma.
Visitation will be on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn. The funeral service will be on Friday, February 27, at 11 a.m. at the Hawthorn Calvary United Methodist Church with Pastor Keith Dovenspike officiating. Interment will be in the Hawthorn Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.alcornfuneralhome.com.