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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Debbie Bibby Orlowski
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
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