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Michael Karaffa
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • St Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church
    8111 Brecksville Rd
    Brecksville, OH 44141
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Shrine Of Our Lady Of Mariapoch
    P O Box 560198
    Macedonia, OH 44056
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Mount St. Macrina
    Uniontown, PA

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“Our loved ones leave behind spaces in the world that can never be filled. But they also leave behind love and light in each of us, sparks of joy and...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Bob and Pat Klinkovsky - MI

“Mike Karaffa was one of the giants of our Byzantine Catholic Church. I had the honor to sing with him in the Byzantine Male Chorus in the late 80s,...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Deacon Gregory Loya - OH


3 of 14 | Posted by: Deacon Gregory Loya - OH

“Dear Millie,So sorry to learn of Mike's passing. He is now with the lord surrounded by all who have gone before him. May the good Lord Jesus Christ...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Tom & Joy Halapin - Murrysville, PA

“Dear Rosanne, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories! Love, Katie ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Katie Sweeney - Falls Church, VA

“Dear Millie and the Extended Karaffa Family,We are so sorry for your loss. Mike was a good and strong man. My parents, Paul and Carol Serbin, always...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Kenneth Serbin - San Diego, CA

“So sorry for your loss. Our parents were in church choirs like forever. Sweet memories. God bless. Mary Stefanchik ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“I knew Michael through Greg, I being one of his Ohio State brethren from our college days. Greg was having a great summer party and most of his...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Jeff Drumm - Columbus, OH

“Aunt Millie and family,Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you all. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Anna Marie Miller - Munhall, PA

“Blessed Repose and Eternal Memory ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Michele May (Szerbin) - PA

“please accept my sincerest condolences at your loss. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: michael courtney - cleveland, OH

“A role model and good Friend! we will meet again Sir. Rest in Peace! ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Wallace Christy - Orlando, FL

“Auntie Millie, Michael, Roseanne, Joe, Greg and family. I am saddened by the news of Uncle Mikes passing, but happy to know he is now in heaven and...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Glen and Charlotte Karaffa - TX

“Jim and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy. Never met him but when I read that he was a Veteran I know he had to have a kind, brave soul and...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy and Jim Bell - OH - Friend


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MICHAEL KARAFFA age 90, beloved husband of Millie (nee Szerbin).

Dear father of Michael (Jean), Rosanne, Joseph (Janice) and Gregory (Kim).

Loving grandfather of Janine Laule (Dave), Bryan, Kara, Nathan (deceased), Kelsey, Kyle, Kristi, Madeline, Payton, Emma, Gregory, Alayna and Brynn.

Dear brother of the deceased: Paul and Billy.

U.S. Army Veteran.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested to St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church, Mount St. Macrina or the Shrine of Our Lady of Mariapoch.

Services Monday August 15, 2016 at St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church 8111 Brecksville Rd. Brecksville beginning at 10:45a.m. followed by Funeral Liturgy at 11a.m. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment on Tuesday at Mount St. Macrina Cemetery Uniontown, PA.

Friends received at the HOPKO FUNERAL HOME 6020 BROADVIEW RD (S OF SNOW RD) PARMA FROM 2 – 7 P.M. SUNDAY with Parastas at 6:30p.m.