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Eric J. Michael

Eric J. Michael, 43, of Unityville, passed away on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at his home. Eric was born Thursday, April 8, 1976, in Williamsport, and was the son of Debra A. Hill Hartz and the late Jeffrey J. Michael.

Eric was an active member as an EMT and firefighter of the Muncy Volunteer Fire Company, and was a previous member of Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, golfing and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his mother, Debra A. (Dr. Leo M.) Hartz; a daughter, Abigail M. Michael; and two sons, Chase D. Michael and Conor J. Michael, of Unityville; a stepsister, Cara B. Hartz, of Seattle, three stepbrothers, Russell L. (Suzanne) Hartz, of Exton, Edward X. Hartz, of Homestead, and Justin N. Hartz, of Williamsport; maternal grandfather, Stanley L. Hill, of Montoursville, and maternal grandmother, Dorothy L. Day, of Muncy; his fiancee, Melissa L. Barto, of Unityville; and his mother-in-law, Mary D. Root, of Hughesville.

In addition to his father, Jeffrey, Eric is predeceased by a brother, Chad L. Michael, a stepbrother, Leo M. Hartz, II, paternal grandfather and grandmother, John E. and Alberta M. Michael, and by his father-in-law, Edward Root.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at McCarty~Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with Rev. Kathy Burkhart officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the funeral home.

In Eric’s memory, contributions may be made to Muncy Volunteer Fire Department, 35 S. Main St., Muncy, PA 17756, or to Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department, 26 N. Railroad St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.