Michael T. Puskarich


Michael T. Puskarich, 51, Cadiz, died Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville, Ohio. He was born March 23, 1960 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of Mary Belle Holliday Puskarich of Cadiz and the late Michael Puskarich.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, March 22 from 1-6 and 7-9 p.m. at Scott United Methodist Church, 817 East Market Street, Cadiz where funeral service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Richard Hasley officiating. Burial will follow at Nottingham Church Cemetery.  Masonic Services will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Masonic Home, Memory Care Capital Campaign, Attn: Tom Stofac, 2665 West National Rd., Springfield, OH 45504; Harrison Community Hospital Foundation, 951 East Market Street, Cadiz, Ohio 43907; The Harrison County Community Foundation, c/o Mike Sliva, PNC Bank, 235 S. Main St., Cadiz, OH 43907; or the charity of the donor’s choice. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.


  1. Michael, I miss you already. You were a Great guy and friend. May God be with your family and help them through this hard time.

  2. To the entire Puskarich Family:

    My heart is broken for your loss of Michael, so suddenly. I do not need to say that he was a wonderful and loving husband, father, son, brother, supervisor, business owner and devoted friend and Zeta Phi Fraternity brother. Over the many years and contact with Michael in so many ways, one word stands out: Devotion. No matter what he had his hands into, his devotion to that matter was unfailing and always top notch. I don’t think Michael knew what it meant to do something at the #2 effort.

    On behalf of myself and all my family who loves Matthew like our family member that he is, may Michael rest in peace with the perpetual light of God’s love shining upon him.

    ~Michael J. Maxwell
    To you Matthew: Brothers Forever (and ever).

  3. So sorry to hear of you’r loss. My God give you the strength to make it through the days ahead. Michael will surley be missed by all. God Bless this Family.

  4. My sincere condolences to the entire Puskarich family. Michael was a childhood friend of mine and a truly “nice guy”. He will be sorely missed…mike

  5. My condolences goes out to the Puskarich family. Michael and I went to school together and later in life became reacquainted through our jobs. He was a great person. He will be missed by so many.

  6. Our dear friends,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We loved Michael as a member of our family and will miss him deeply. After hearing the devastating news, we spent the weekend as Michael would have wanted … sharing many happy memories and remembering all the good times we have had with all of you over the years. Michael’s remarkable spirit and generous heart will live on in all of you. Please know your are in our thoughts and prayers.


    The Lenko family

  7. Dear Puskarich Family,

    Our family sends our deepest love, prayers, and condolences to your entire family. We were devastated today to learn of Michael’s passing. May you know in your heart that our entire family and the community at large sends their sincerest respect and hugest hugs your way.

    As my father delighted in recollections of Biddy Ball at Lakeland with Edward Hill and Coach Puskarich—tearful smiles came to our eyes. Knowing the blessings of the countless dedicated and considerate things that you all shared collectively with our community seems so remarkable.

    Thank you for touching so many lives, sharing so much, and endearing so many people. There are not enough words to encompass such an amazing soul or the family collectively.

    We are lighting candles, keeping you all in our prayers, and will look forward to reminding our children of the honor that men like Mike shared with the world around him. We remain. May God Bless.

    Paul, (Coty & Eddie’s grandpa) and Dianna & Angelina Hill.


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