Michael Liberti

February 26th

On February 25, 2011, Michael L. Liberti, 61, left this earth to be with the Lord. At the time of his passing, he was a resident of University Park Nursing Center in Fort Wayne, IN. Michael fought bravely against cancer of which he was diagnosed having in November of 2010.

He was born in Richmond, IN, on January 29, 1950.  He spent most of his life in Syracuse enjoying the lakes and the people of this tight-knit community.  He is survived by his four children:  Tina of Pierceton, IN, Andy (Yolanda) of Clemmons, NC, Sarah of Middlebury, IN, and Beth of Indianapolis, IN.  He was also the extremely proud grandfather of 9 grandchildren:  Alex, Mia, Joshua, Jacob, Katie, Ryan, Jenna, Krissy and Emily.  He is survived by his former wife, Pat Haynes-Madden (Jim) of Indianapolis, IN.  Michael was the 3rd eldest in a family of 6 children.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Sarah (Dowell) Liberti.

Michael served honorably in the United States Air Force from 1972 to 1975.  He also worked for Ford Motor Company and was a master shoe cobbler, owning his own shoe repair business in Syracuse.

He will be deeply missed and always loved.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 1, 2011 from 4-7 PM at the Eastlund Funeral Home.  A Memorial Service will follow at 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

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