Michael Robert Whitesell, 57, of Elyria, passed away suddenly Tuesday February 26, 2013, at EMH Healthcare in Avon. He was born May 14, 1955 in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Mr. Whitesell was a long time resident of Elyria. He was currently working in the Shipping and Receiving department at Kuehne & Nagel, in Sheffield. He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters.
Mr. Whitesell is survived by one daughter, Amber Whitesell of Elyria; two granddaughters, Haley and Juliann; four brothers, David, Donnie, Eugene and Ray; seven sisters, Juanita, Diana, Vera, Betty, Shirley, Linda and Kathy; and by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Geraldine and William Irlam Jr.; his father and step-mother, Ralph and Autumn Whitesell; two sisters, Judy and Mary; and two brothers, Richard and Danny.
The family will receive friends Saturday March 9, 2013 from 1 P.M., until the time of the funeral service at 3 P.M., at the Liston Funeral Home, 36403 Center Ridge Road (at Stoney Ridge Rd.), North Ridgeville. Reverend Chuck Behrens will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of greater Cleveland. www.ucpcleveland.org.