Michael Holenka, 101, of Shadyside, OH died Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Belmont Manor Nursing Home, St. Clairsville, OH. He was born September 14, 1917 in Bellaire, OH a son of the late Mark Holenka and Elizabeth Vavra Holenka-Vlk.
Mike was a retired Mail Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bellaire VFW Post 626, Shadyside American Legion Post 521 and proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII having received the Silver Star.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Josephine Filigno Holenka in 1983; a brother, Steve Holenka; two sisters, Helen Kovac and Rose Jennings.
Surviving are a son, Mark (Lana) Holenka of Shadyside; a daughter, Holly (Carl) Mueller of Wheeling, WV; grandchildren, Ashley (Johnny) Farrier, Shayla (Eric) Gay, Hayley Holenka, Loren (Jeff) Kaiser and Mallory Mueller; great-grandchildren, Paisley Farrier, Stockton Farrier, Cooper Farrier and Harvey Kaiser.
Friends will be received on Monday from 2-8 pm at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, OH with a Vigil Service at 7:45 pm.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Heusel as celebrant. Burial will follow in Holly
Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH with full Military Honors being conducted by Belmont County Veterans Association.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shadyside Athletics Boosters Club by going to “TMCFunding.com”
Share your thoughts and memories of Mike with his family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com.