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April 22, 2013

Michael J. “Squid” Pakoskey, 66, Northumberland

NORTHUMBERLAND — Michael J. “Squid” Pakoskey, 66, of Northumberland, left this earth on Sunday, April 21, 2013.

He was born Sept. 27, 1946, as a member of the family of Stanley and Adeline Pakoskey, of Northumberland.

During his life, he graduated from St. Michael’s Grade School, Lourdes High School and Susquehanna University, and best of all, he was made an honorary graduate of the Northumberland Class of 1964. He served in the Army.

He worked for Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) and Petroleum Products Corp. as a terminal manager during 40 years of service.

Mike was a life member of St. Thomas More, Northumberland, and since 1994 at Sacred Heart, Lewisburg. He was a lifetime member of the Norry No. 1 and Hookies fire companies and a member of the Sunbury Social Club, Mustang Club of America, SVTOA Mustang Club and North Central Mustang Club. Many of his Mustangs were featured in Mustang books, magazines and calendars.

Mike was always proud to be a Norry boy and had a deep love of all things Norry. He enjoyed his friends and Ford Mustangs. Earlier in life, he was active as a coach in Northumberland Little League and American Legion baseball. He liked many forms of car racing, from drag racing, dirt track at Selinsgrove, to being a crew member on a NASCAR Grand Am Cup (1995 Mustang Cobra R) that won the grand championship in 2002.

Mike was a lifetime lover of cold beer, fast Mustangs, homemade bread, Norry girls, Fords of all types, Penn State, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies and all Norry teams.

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Troup; one son and daughter-in-law, Stand and Nichole (Lynch) Pakoskey; one granddaughter, Elise; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Anna Marie Grandizio and Kathy and Ken Bloom, all of Northumberland; nieces, Kathy and Esther, who were very helpful through the last year, and Roseann; and other extended family members.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Alice May, and many, many good friends and relations.

A closed casket visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Church, 41 S. Eighth St., Lewisburg, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11.

Interment will be private in Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland.

The family requests that there be no flowers.

Arrangements are by the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 309 Water St., Northumberland.

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