Age 82, passed away peacefully in his home in Indian Land, South Carolina on Thursday, February, 22, 2018. Born in Blue Island, Illinois to Bill and Carol Walsh, Mike attended Mount Carmel High School and joined the Marines upon graduation. After serving his country faithfully, Mike joined the food distribution industry with the Morrison & McCluan company and spent the rest of his career at Sysco. In 1972, he became one of the first Eucharistic ministers in Pittsburgh and remained a faithful servant to God throughout his life. Mike was heavily involved as a volunteer with both the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and the Bridge Over Troubled Waters organization, and embraced his role as a messenger of God by leading Pre Cana and Marriage Encounters. His infectious spirit enriched the lives of everyone around him and has inspired us all to live life with a kind heart, infinite generosity, and a humble disposition. Mike is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Katie “Kay”; his children, William, Kevin and wife, Mary Beth, Maureen and husband, Jim Keefe, and Michael and wife, Joy; his grandchildren, Brendan and wife, Kendyl, Collin and wife, Amanda, Dillon and wife, Alex, Kevin, Chelsea and husband, Seth Stake, Liam, Michael Daniel, Bridget, Gavin, and Connor; his great- grandchildren, Townsend, Sullivan, Eleanor Hayes, and Donovan; and his sister, Carol Raderstorf and Ida Mae Walsh. In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his siblings, Danny, Pat Bohne, and Colleen. The viewing will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at PALMETTO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE, 2049 Carolina Place Drive, Ft. Mill, SC and the Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 7095 Waxhaw Hwy., Lancaster, SC 29720. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Grace Church, 7095 Waxhaw Hwy., Lancaster, SC 29720 https://osvonlinegiving.com/4245 or to Hospice & Community Care, 2275 India Hook Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732 https://hospicecommunitycare.org/give-back/. Online Condolences may be made at www.Palmettofh.com. Palmetto Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fort Mill is honored to serve the family of Mr. Walsh. “Remember me as loving you”
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PostedFebruary 25, 2018