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PROFOZICH
MICHAEL JAMES
Age 73, died peacefully
surrounded by family on
March 22, 2019. He was
affectionately known and
loved by many family and
friends, including his wife and
love of his life, Connie; son,
David (wife, Linda); daughter,
Lisa Rylands (husband, Rande);
and daughter, Valerie Haradzin
(husband, Ron). Plus, he is
cherished as "Grandpap" or
"Pap" by his eight
grandchildren, Ryan, Jessica,
Katie, Alexa, Ashley, Elizabeth,
Luke, and Chloe. Michael was
born on November 4, 1945, as
the only child of his beloved
parents, Michael and Rose
Marie Profozich of Glenshaw,
PA. In the Western PA
entertainment industry,
Michael was well known as
"Butch Evers" (his stage name)
and is respected as one of the
?nest guitar players to ever
hail from the Pittsburgh
region. His role model was
another Pittsburgh native,
George Benson, who
personally complimented
Michael's talent. He played for
various bands over the course
of his 58-year music career,
including The Magnatones,
Free & Easy, The Exceptions,
Johnny Smooth, and The
Vogues. Michael's professional
career included music and
serving as an Electronics
Technician, initially for RCA
and then for Howard's TV over
a 50-year period. He
successfully overcame a heart
valve replacement in 1991 and
then a full heart transplant in
2005. Michael also played
guitar and arranged worship
for Sharpsburg Family Worship
Center and Allison Park
Church. He truly loved the
Lord, and expressed incredible
enthusiasm to "be with Jesus"
during his ?nal moments of
consciousness. He was a very
passionate Pittsburgh sports
fan, so he especially
appreciated the many recent
Penguins and Steelers
championship seasons.
Friends will be received
Monday from 12-4 and 6-9
p.m. at the NEELY FUNERAL
HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd.,
Glenshaw, PA. A memorial
service will follow on Tuesday
morning at 10 a.m. at Neely
Funeral Home, 2208 Mt. Royal
Blvd, Glenshaw, PA. Please
visit us at:
neelyfuneralhome.com
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PostedMarch 24, 2019