Michael Francis Del Bane

Michael Francis Del Bane

BIRTH: 08/29/1977

DEATH: 12/19/2018

On December 19, 2018 Michael was met with open arms in heaven by all those who loved him. They immediately began planning an unsurpassable tailgate party.


He was born August 29, 1977 at Aliquippa Hospital to Francis and Delores (Dee Brosky) Del Bane. Mike was a lifelong resident of Darlington Township where he fell in love with the outdoors. He enjoyed a good deer hunt but, his true passion was fishing. Mike fished all year round. He even went ice fishing.


Mike had a heart of gold. He loved his family fiercely because they meant everything to him. When Mike met someone, he made them feel special. If you were lucky he made you his family which made you part of the institution known as “Del Bane” as he was affectionately known as. He loved to laugh and make jokes.


Mike loved Darlington Days. It was the official kick off to his summer which meant camp, Canada fishing trip, and Steelers football. He took great pride in the food at his tailgates but, more importantly he cherished the people he was with.


Mike was a graduate of Blackhawk High School. He worked at TMK Ipsco Tubulars (Koppel Steel) for twenty years where he was a very proud active member of USW #9305. He was a member of the Beaver Falls Turner’s where he enjoyed many bowling tournaments. He was a member of Possum Hollow where he helped with trout tournaments.


Whomever Mike met along his path in life, he left a mark on their heart.


Michael is not only survived by his parents but his sister, Annamarie Del Bane; his fiancé, Trisha Borst Martino; daughters, Marissa and Amy Martino; his sister from the other Mother, Shirley & Mike Foreman (Mikey Hughes, Stephanie Hughes and Talon); aunts, Janice Davis & Ron Long, Jo Ann & Roy Snyder, Diane Cumberledge, Evadene Brosky and Betty Ann Townsend; uncles, Stanley Robert (Vera) Brosky III, Albert (Mary) Del Bane, Paul and Susie Brosky; also, Melvin & Caren Kennedy and Richard & Judy Borst. He is survived by some very special friends “Uncle” Ray Evans, Tuffy Hall, Dr. Dave Dean, Matt Crawford, Jim Price, and the D- Town boys. He also leaves behind his beloved fur babies Caramel & Troy. He also leaves behind an immeasurable amount of cousins and friends.


This amazing man will be throwing one last shindig to say goodbye, Friday, December 28th from 1-4 and 6-8pm in the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 117 Blackhawk Road, Chippewa Twp., gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com, and Saturday, December 29th at 10 am will be last call with a service to begin at 11 am.






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13 entries.
tony policaro from bever wrote on December 29, 2018 at 12:58 am:
mike very nice guy is sad see this happen rip did not have bad thing say no one
Jacque Fritz from Columbus, Ohio wrote on December 29, 2018 at 12:15 am:
I am so sorry to hear this news. I graduated highschool with Mike and he was always so kind. Prayers for his entire family during this sad time.
Deborah Bibby-Orlowski from NEW BRIGHTON wrote on December 28, 2018 at 7:22 pm:
I'm so sorry that i can not personally pay my respects due to work scheduling. However you and your family are in my deepest thoughts and prayers. Remember the good times that were shared and he will live on forever in you hearts.
Debbie Bibby Orlowski
Joe gocella, PT from Cranberry twp wrote on December 27, 2018 at 8:53 pm:
Trish, Mike’s family and friends,
Mike was a big help when I visited the mill with Apple Rehab. Always had a laugh and really enjoyed talking about fishing spots. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to all. God bless to all
John Owens from Darlington wrote on December 27, 2018 at 1:35 pm:
So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I worked with him at TMK. He was always smiling and conversing with coworkers. He will be missed.
Diane from Beaver Falls wrote on December 24, 2018 at 9:01 pm:
So very sorry for your loss, I continue to keep your family in my prayers. Worked with Mike at the mill, he always had something kind to say. He will definitely be missed. God bless
Bill Cwynar from Beaver Falls wrote on December 24, 2018 at 3:16 pm:
Our deepest condolences on Mike's passing... We all were deeply saddened by his sudden passing. May God bless you all in your darkest hours..From his family at Frank's Original Grill and Krooner's Lounge.
Raina Hrenko from Darlington pa wrote on December 23, 2018 at 11:08 pm:
Mike was always one of the happiest people I'd ever met. His daily trips to one stop shopper made me smile, such a kind loving soul to everyone.
Susan and James Magistro from Locust Grove, GA wrote on December 23, 2018 at 10:33 pm:
Francis and DeDe I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all at such a sad time. May God help you to get through this time.
Bernie glover from Beaver wrote on December 23, 2018 at 7:38 pm:
Thoughts and prayers for you during this hard time
Catherine Parker from New Brighton wrote on December 23, 2018 at 5:27 pm:
I will miss this man so much. He was my Sweetcheeks as that is what he called me...You left too soon, Mikey. RIP Love Cathy
Billie Boggs (Gump) from Warren wrote on December 23, 2018 at 5:09 pm:
To Fran and Family,
So sorry for your loss, I never met your son, But He had to be a very wonderful man, because you were his Dad, I always remember you, Your in my thoughts and prayers,
Remember I love you, you were like my little Brother
Donna Braddock from Aliquippa wrote on December 23, 2018 at 5:03 pm:
My sincerest sympathy for what ypu aregoing through at this time. I do understand the void in your hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you.