Michael Charles Laky passed away at his Bon Secours Place on April 27, 2013 at 92 years of age.
Mike was born in Philadelphia, PA. At the end of Second World War in which he enlisted in the Army, Mike returned to Philadelphia and fell in love with Edna Laky, his wife of 56 years. They raised three daughters and a son, while operating Laky’s Restaurant in Philadelphia until retirement in 1983. They relocated to St Petersburg, FL in 2001. Mike will be remembered for his quick wit, warm smile and gentleness to all that he met.
Michael C. Laky is survived by his daughter, Joanne Rattigan, Portland, OR; daughter, Barbara Gilbert, Pennsburg, PA; son, Michael S. Lay, St Petersburg, FL; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Edna, and his daughter, Catherine Lay, Anchorage, AK.
Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 250 78th Avenue NE, St Petersburg, FL at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 7 with Father John Tapp, officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 p.m. until service time. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 5233 118th Avenue North, Clearwater, FL with military honors being provided by the Pinellas County Honor Guard.
Contributions can be made to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, www.thehospice.org. Visit www.veteransfuenralcare.com to sign the guest book.