Fortunately he has two beautiful boys that will carry on his tradition of being a loving, warm, beautiful human being. May they remember his voice and all of the fun times they had together. Those are the memories that will help keep them safe along the bumpy road ahead.
Michael is survived by his two beloved children, Andrew and Jamie of Schenevus and their mother, Michelle Shultis-Swiderski. He also leaves behind his mother, Janis Swiderski of Largo, Fla.; his sister, Emilia Borelli; her husband, Nicholas and their son, Cooper; his sister, Dr. Marianne Soden and her son, Justin.
Michael loved life. He loved his friends — too many to mention. You all know who you are.
A special thank you is extended to Darian and Karen who welcomed Michael into their hearts and home this past year. Please hold your special memories of Michael deep within your heart for his heart surely held all of the wonderful, cherished and prized memories of your friendship.
As Mike used to ring the bell on his front porch to call the boys home for dinner, we now are hearing a ringing bell in heaven for our son, father, brother and friend.
In honor of Michael who had the biggest heart in the world and in lieu of flowers; please take care of your hearts and get yourself checked today.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta. A funeral mass will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, at St. Mary’s Church in Oneonta.
Condolences to the family may be made online at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.