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Michael J. Eldred
July 3, 1958 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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With immeasurable sadness, we announce the passing of Michael J. Eldred, our beloved patriarch, who left this world on December 13, 2023. Born on July 3, 1958, in Buffalo, NY, to the late Francis and Lucille Eldred, Michael, affectionately known as Mike, was a beacon of strength, resilience, and love to all who were fortunate enough to know him.
Throughout his life, he made Akron, NY his home, where he lived for 65 beautiful years, making an indelible mark on the hearts of everyone in the community. A hardworking man, Michael dedicated many years to the manufacturing industry as a forklift operator before his well-deserved retirement from Ford Gum. His dedication to his work was only surpassed by his devotion to his family. More than anything else, Michael was a man of passions. His eyes would light up whenever NASCAR racing was mentioned, and he was a proud graduate of Akron Central High School, class of 1978. His accomplishments were many, yet he was a humble man who found joy in simple pleasures, his family, and his hobbies.
The beloved husband of Linda Cummings and cherished father of Jessica (James) Calus; dear brother of Linda (Brian) Wight and Rita Reckert. Michael was a man whose love knew no bounds. He was the fond uncle of several nieces and nephews who will remember him for his kindness, his infectious laughter, and the way he made each one of them feel special. His late brother, Francis "Butch" (Lorene) Eldred, preceded him in death.
A graveside service to celebrate Michael's life will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Pioneer Cemetery, 11130 Hunts Corners Road, Akron, New York, 14001. It will serve as a testament to his beautiful life and the joy he brought to us all.
As we bid farewell to our beloved Michael, we encourage all who knew him to leave memories and upload photos to the memorial page. It is our hope that in sharing these precious moments, we can honor his life and keep his spirit alive. May his memory be a blessing to us all.