Michael Stangelo, 30, of Lawrence Township, Ohio died Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Metro Health in Cleveland. He was born October 27, 1985 in Barberton to Pamela Sue (Holmes) and the late Tony Stangelo and had been a Canal Fulton resident all of his life.
A 2005 Northwest High School graduate, Michael had an infectious smile. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corp and enjoyed camping, playing cornhole, music, fishing and he loved his family, friends and dog, Layla.
Memorials may be made to: Semper Fi Fund @ www.semperfifund.org Unified Warrior @ www.unifiedwarrior.org
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“Michael Stangelo is a local Marine veteran from the Cleveland area. On January 3, 2016 he attempted to end his life. He was rushed to the hospital and his future was undetermined. Throughout treatment his story was near and dear to my heart. I kept in contact with his cousin, Erica Lee Warner. Every time there was an update or even a setback she notified me. I wrote at least weekly to reach out to the family. He went from a medicated coma to waking up to sitting up to moving his hands to head to writing his name. His journey wasn’t over after that. He had to get reparative surgeries and was susceptible to illness. To me it was so inspiring to watch a man work so hard and not give up hope or faith after wanting to lose it all. Local businesses held fundraisers and events for him to help with food and medical expenses that may had not been covered. Not once did they ask for anything more than prayers. His latest surgery did not go as planned or go well, Michael Stangelo passed this morning at 845am. I know how hard this is for his family, friends, and old units. The one thing I can say as I spoke to his cousin this morning is he came back from his initial wounds and knew just how loved and cared for his was and forever will be. He was a true warrior and fighter as he battled at war and home with PTSD/suicide and pushed to survived. He passed away but his legacy of strength and perseverance will always been known. R.I.P Stangelo until Valhalla” shared by Amanda