Mike Topa

In Memoriam

Below is the death notice of Michael Topa, Son of Walter Topa, Class of 1963. Brother of David Topa, M.D., Class of 1993. Please keep the Topa family in your prayers.

Michael Anthony Topa, 45 of Avon Lake, peacefully passed away surrounded by family and friends, after a brief illness caused by his years long struggle with alcoholism on Sunday, May 5, 2024. He was born January 7, 1979, to parents Walter A. and Eileen T. (nee Saunders) Topa in Pittsburgh PA.

Mike was a 1997 graduate of Avon Lake High School and was employed for the past 10 years as the Outdoors Operations Manager for Avon Oaks Golf Club. Mike was a home body that would choose to be home with his wife and their dog and cat over anything. He was a kindhearted person who was a friend to everyone he met. To know Mike was to love Mike.

He is survived by his beloved wife Lindsey Mortus; loving parents Wally and Eileen; dear stepson Ryan Mortus; siblings David (Jen) and Brian; mother in-law and father in-law Gary and Carrie Mortus; nieces and nephews Sam, Molly, Jane, Elise, Eric, and Eva; and his large extended family of loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded in Mike’s honor to Love a Stray PO Box 125 Avon Lake, OH 44012 or at: https://www.loveastraydog.com/

Family will receive friends on Monday, May 20, 2024, from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Busch Funeral Home 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012. Mass will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 11:00am at St. Joseph Church 32946 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, OH. www.buschcares.com 440.933.3202

Posted on: May 20, 2024

You can view a list of all St. Ed's Alumni who have passed away on our website.

Mike Topa

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