Martin Miklas Martin Miklas
In Memory of
Martin Edward
Miklas
1949 - 2018
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Life Story for Martin Edward Miklas

Martin Edward  Miklas
Martin E. Miklas passed away at Hospice House on September 16, 2018. Martin will be interred with a ceremony at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, Ohio on September 26, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with full military honors. A reception for friends and family will follow from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Stacey Pavilion at Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Rd in Austintown, Ohio.
Martin was born in Austintown on January 23, 1949, a son of Martin and Irene Sikora Miklas and lived there his entire life. He attended Austintown Fitch High School where he excelled in football and graduated in 1967.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June of 1968 and served as a shipfitter aboard the USS Grand Canyon. He was subsequently drafted into the Marines and sent to Viet Nam, where he was awarded the bronze star, national defense service medal and Viet Nam campaign medal. He also received two letters of commendation, one for outstanding performance of duty signed by Adm. Zumwalt and another for conspicuously meritorious performance of duty assisting in fighting a fuel barge fire at Nha Be. Marty was very proud of his service to his country. He served for four years and was honorably discharged on April 20, 1972.
Upon returning, he became a maintenance welder for Copperweld Steel, later known as CSC until the mill went bankrupt. Marty also farmed many acres of land in the Austintown area while employed full time. He raised crops and livestock and was especially devoted to his beloved chickens.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Janet of 36 years; a daughter, Katie (Joel) Sundeen; a son Martin Jr. aka Chip (Lindsay Tuttle) Miklas, two granddaughters, Kerrigan and Olivia, sisters, Sandy (Gary) Yenik, Linda (Harold) Perkins, and Sheila Henline plus numerous nieces and nephews. He is deeply missed by his dogs, Chica, Tyson, Zoey and Frankie and his cat, Billy.
The family would like to thank the VA hospitals in Youngstown and Cleveland as well as Hospice of the Valley for the outstanding care they provided during his illness. They also want to thank special friends, Bob Boda, Bill Sulenski and Bill Gibson who were always there for Marty throughout his life and especially in his time of greatest need.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to AMVETS or Hospice of the Valley.
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