Michael J. Reading Sr.

Class of 1966

In Memoriam

Below is the death notice of Michael Reading Sr., Class of 1966. Brother of William Reading, Class of 1974. Father of Michael Reading Jr., Class of 1988, Christopher Reading, Class of 1992 and Brian Reading, Class of 1993. Please keep the Reading family in your prayers.

Michael Joseph Reading Sr., 74, of Cleveland Ohio passed away unexpectedly on October 13, 2022. Mike was born on November 4, 1947 to Mary (Yacklin) and Valentine Reading. After graduating from St. Edward High School in 1966, he went on to join the Pipefitters apprenticeship program and became a member of Pipefitters Local 120 in 1968. He worked for the Cleveland Public Schools for 25 years until retiring in 2011.

Mike married the love of his life, his best friend, Bonnie (Hansen) in 1969 and had five handsome sons. In his spare time, he loved spending time with them camping, gardening and teaching the boys everything he knew about home and auto repair, as he was an avid tinkerer and could fix just about anything. Later in life he could often be found taking his dog King to the park for regular walks, or spending time with his granddaughters. Mike will be remembered for his love of trains, Coca-Cola, Snoopy and his family.

Mike is survived by his five sons, Michael Jr. (Amy), Christopher (Cindy), Brian (Melissa), Patrick (Sarah) and Timothy (Sarah); five granddaughters, Stephanie Burch (Dan), Mackenzie, Kaitlin, Molly and Lindsey; great-granddaughter Arya; Brother, William Reading; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Bonnie (Hansen) and his parents Valentine Reading and Mary (Yacklin).

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 18. 2022 from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm at Donlon Funeral Home, 15408 Triskett Rd, Cleveland, OH 44111.

Funeral will be Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 10AM Our Lady of Angels, 3644 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland OH 44111. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to A Special Wish Foundation Inc. of Northeast Ohio, which was a charity that was close to Mike’s heart. www.aspecialwishneo.org

Posted on: October 21, 2022

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Michael J. Reading Sr.

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