Michael C. Steinbacher
Michael C. “Mick” Steinbacher, 89, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away peacefully on April 8, 2018, at his home with family by his side.
Born in Williamsport on July 27, 1928, he was a graduate of St. Joseph’s High School and excelled at baseball and basketball.
After graduation, Mick served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War conflict with the 200th Armored Field Artillery Battalion and was initially stationed in Fort Campbell, Ky. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal and later attended WACC. He was a conductor with Conrail Railroad and retired after 30 years of service. During this time, he was the Local Chairman for the United Transportation Union and received national recognition for Safety from Elizabeth Dole, US Secretary of Transportation.
Mick was happily married to Nancy Emick Steinbacher for 61 years. He was a member of Annunciation Church and spent every Saturday in the fall rooting for Penn State football. A true family-man, he enjoyed family vacations to the beach, playing cards and antiquing with his wife. He was an avid golfer in his day and his favorite golf memory was attending the Masters with his son, Mike.
Mick was preceded in death by his parents, Laverne and Marion (Eiswerth) Steinbacher; his brothers, Karlloyd and Ronald; sisters, Pauline Stopper and Lorraine Frye; and his son, Mark Steinbacher.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters, Karen Labbate, of Forty Fort, Lori Newton, of Denver, Colo.; his sons, David (Michelle), of Bonney Lake, Wash. and Michael (Sharon), of Lexington, S.C.; his 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; and his brother, Bernard, of Conway, S.C.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2018, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish (Annunciation Church). Visitation will be held at the church Portico from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. prior to service at 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Burial will follow at Montoursville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The family of Michael C. Steinbacher wishes special thanks to Mary Eisworth and his private caregivers and the caring nurses at Hospice of Susquehanna.