December 11, 1924
February 20, 2021
Michael Louis Migliozzi Sr., 96, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021. He was born December 11, 1924 in East Liberty, the son of the late Michael and Marie (Wiehl) Migliozzi. Beloved husband of 66 years of the late Catherine M (Gorsha) Migliozzi. Brother of Edna (Joe) Di Paolo, and the late Rose Maciejewski, Earl Migliozzi, Lillian Purcell, Louise Cooney Boscia, Ruth De Mark Simross, Harry “Skip” Migliozzi, August “Bucky” Migliozzi and Loretta "Toots" Leber. Loving father of Michael (Jean), Frank (Christine) Migliozzi, and Jo Ann (John) Hoover. He was survived by ten grandchildren, Leighann, Kristen, Jess, Sam (Renee), Becca, Julianna, Anthony, Natalie, Sean, and Jon.
Michael was a proud veteran of WW II serving his country as a medic in the 35th Evacuation Hospital, 3rd Army. He also honorably served in the US Army during the Korean War. Michael was a retired US Steel American Bridge employee.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the SZAFRANSKI - EBERLEIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., where family and friends will be received on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 2-7 p.m. at 101 Third St., Carnegie. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Our Lady of Grace Church on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
In order to be compliant with our state guidelines, masks must be worn and social distancing be maintained for Visitation and Mass.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a charity of one's choice.
Good Afternoon all,
I would first like to apologize for not being present during this time. I realize that many of us may be having feelings of distraught, sadness, and even distress, especially due to the recent passing of Grandma as well. There are many things I can say about Pap, but to put it simply he was an extremely kind, hard-working, and special man. Some of my earliest memories are of him continually telling my brother and I to stop fighting/beating each other up in his apartment house in Mt. Lebanon. He played the role of Grandpa perfectly- every time my family went to his house he would get out boxes of his old stuff. He would show me papers, coins, and pictures of him as a young man or from his time in Japan while serving in the military. It made my imagination run wild, and I loved hearing him speak of how things were back then and the abundance of intriguing things he experienced. I also loved hearing my parents talk about Pap, and how he was when they were kids. I enjoy hearing the story of my dad bringing my mom home after one of their first dates at a later time than what Pap had told him to...Needless to say my dad claims Pap was so strict back then that he dropped my mom off a couple houses early so that he would not get yelled. All jokes and stories aside, Pap Migliozzi will be greatly missed, but his impact on all of us will last generations. At first hearing the news of his sudden passing I felt horrible. I could not believe what I was hearing, and I could not imagine what my mother was going through. Although, now I like to think Pap is truly at peace again because he has finally returned to Grandma. Imagine, they were together for the majority of their lives, and now they can finally be reunited to join each other in an everlasting paradise. I know these times are tough, and it is hard to make sense of what all has occurred these past couple months. The best we can all do is to believe and know he is in a better place with Grandma, and to remember the amazing stories, lessons, and laughs we were able to enjoy because of him.