Michael J. "Mike" Mammone, 66, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 7:56 p.m., Saturday, November 26, 2022 at his home, surrounded by family listening to the music he loved. He was born on October 20, 1956 in Canton, OH to Albert J. and Maria D. DeCiantis Mammone. Mike was preceded in death by his parents and his granddaughter, Noelle.
On September 3, 1977, he married Deborah S. "Deb" Denczak, who survives. Survivors also include their four sons, Chris (Meranda) Mammone, of Wapakoneta, Marc (Danielle) Mammone, of Crestwood, KY, Alex (Nikki) Mammone, of Charleston, SC, and Andrew Mammone, of Columbus; five grandchildren, Avery, Hazel, Chance, Isabella, and Emma; three brothers, Joe (Sharon) Mammone, of Elida, Dave (Ali) Mammone, of Lancaster, and Dan (Kim) Mammone, of Charleston, WV; his parents-in-law, Robert & Agnes Denczak, of Canton; and two brothers-in-law, Robert (Sandy) Denczak, of Dover, and John (Denise) Denczak, of Hartville; and many nieces and nephews.
A graduate of Stark Technical College with three associates degrees, Mike retired from the Ford Motor Company, Lima Engine Plant after 31 years of service. Mike loved being outdoors... golfing with friends and family, camping with the M&M crew, fishing, or just working on his yard with a Yeungling. Mike celebrated his Italian heritage by being a dedicated family man and centering gatherings around delicious food and good times. He enjoyed classic cars and classic rock, and spending time with his kids and grandkids. He was a Cleveland Brown and a Buckeye...and could watch golf on TV for hours...and he always counted on his partner for 2 tricks...even when he made trump. His family is so thankful for the Lunch Bunch of co-workers and friends who continued to visit and include Mike throughout his illness.
“No matter how he tried he could not break free”
Services will begin at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta. Father Michael Willig will officiate. Friends may call from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Putnam County Hospice or the Auglaize County Cancer Society.