Poland – Michel F. Ishac, Sr., 61, of Poland, peacefully passed away on Friday morning, July 30, 2021 with his loving family by his side.
Michel will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He will also be remembered for his generosity, kindness, and always putting others first.
Michel was born on February 19, 1960 in Bejdarfel Batroun, Lebanon, the son of Fouad and Youssfieh (Khoury) Ishac, and came to the Youngstown area in 1988.
While in Lebanon, Michel was employed as a contractor working with the government. Upon moving to Youngstown, he was employed as a foreman with Acme Steak Company for over 20 years and then as a sub-contractor in maintenance for GM Lordstown.
He was a member of St. Maron Maronite Church.
Michel had many passions throughout his life. He was most known for being a true “Mr. Fix It”. He enjoyed working with his hands and learning how things operate, even if it meant breaking it first!
Michel leaves behind to hold onto his memory his wife of over 33 years, the former Suzanne Khoury whom he married on October 4, 1987 in Lebanon; his four children Anastasia (Frederick) Boyer of Austintown, Michel “Micho” F. Ishac, Jr., of Akron, Jade M. and Cheyenne S. Ishac both at home; his parents Fouad and Youssfieh Ishac of Lebanon; his father and mother-in-law George and Nasta Khoury of Poland; three sisters Claire Ishac of Lebanon, Claudine Ishac of Lebanon, and Sister Clara Ishac of the Maronite Sisters Of The Holy Family Australia; five brothers Mounir (Antoinette) Ishac, Marcel (Ghada) Ishac, Mardiros (Randa) Ishac, Maurice (Liliane) Ishac and Malek Ishac all of Lebanon along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Family and friends may pay their respects to Michel on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman, where the Prayers of Incense Prayer Service will take place at 7:00 pm. Friends and family may also pay respects on Wednesday morning, August 4 from 10:00 am until 10:45 am at St. Maron Church, 1555 S. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.
There will be a Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 11:00 am with Father Tony Massad as officiant. The funeral will also be livestreamed on St. Maron’s Facebook page for those who are unable to attend the services in person.
Even though the current mask regulations have been lifted, Michel’s family requests that all attending calling hours and funeral services are to wear a facial covering (limited masks available).
Burial will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Market St., Boardman.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to Michel’s family.
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