Michael T. “Micky” Bayura, Sr., 84, of Forbes Road died Friday, September 21, 2018 at Westmoreland Hospital. He was born on July 6, 1934, in Forbes Road, PA, a son of the late Joseph J. and Rose Balog Bayura.
Micky was a member of St. Bartholomew Church. Prior to retiring from GGI after working for five years as a glass cutter, he had worked as a glass cutter and guard at St. George Crystal in Jeannette for seven years and Westmoreland Glass. He was a member of the Forbes Road Fire Department and served in the past as president, vice president, trustee and captain. He was also a member of the American Flint Glass Workers' Union Local #533, where he also had held the office of president, vice president and steward.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Mae Bortz Bayura; a daughter, Lori Ann Smith, four brothers, Frank, George, John J. and Joseph J. Bayura; three sisters, Rose Piccinini, Mary Alford and Lucille Massera and his longtime companion, Victoria Damato.
Micky is survived by his two sons, Michael T. Bayura, Jr. (Debra) and James C. Bayura (Ruth), both of Greensburg; a daughter, Phyllis J. McArdle (Bruce) of Spotsylvania, VA; nine grandchildren; Adam, Amy, Megan, Matthew, Christina, Jessica, Justin, Kimberly and Rebecca; several great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Micky, Monday, from 4 to 8pm in the Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc., 409 W. Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA 15601 (724) 837-0020.
Parting prayers will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 9:15am, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:00 am in the St. Bartholomew Church, Crabtree.
Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, P.O. Box A, Crabtree, PA 15624 or Forbes Road Volunteer Fire Company, 332 Fire Station Road, Forbes Road, PA 15633.