Michael J. Baumcratz

15_004Michael J. Baumcratz, 61, of Lucinda, died Wednesday afternoon, February 18, 2015, at his home following an extended illness.

Born November 18, 1953 in Brookville, he was the son of the late Edward J., Sr. and Patricia A. Wolbert Baumcratz.

He married the former Betty J. Kiser on August 9, 1975 at St. Joseph Church in Lucinda, and she survives.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lucinda. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Clarion.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and tinkering with tractors.

In addition to his wife, Michael is survived by 2 daughters and one son: Laura A. McLaine and her husband, Jason of Indiana, PA; Matthew P. Baumcratz and his wife, Amy of Venus and Jill M. Smerkar and her husband, Clay of Shippenville. He is also survived by 3 sisters and two brothers: Catherine A. Zacherl and her husband, Robert of Marble; Judy A. Eisenman of Fryburg; Mary Ann Banner and her husband, Daniel of Fryburg; Edward J. Baumcratz, Jr. and his wife, Sue of Lucinda and Richard A. Baumcratz and his wife, Kimberly of Lucinda. In addition, Michael is survived by 5 grandchildren: Alyssa and Jenna McLaine, Kaylee and Kaden Baumcratz and Levi Smerkar and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by an infant son and an infant brother, Bernard Baumcratz.

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 23, 2015 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lucinda. A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Czarkowski, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Clarion Forest VNA Hospice, 271 Perkins Road, Clarion, PA 16214 or Aiden’s Army, c/o Joe & Julie Carroll, 27284 Route 66, Lucinda, PA 16235.

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