Michael Walter Lafferty

September 29, 1945 ~ March 22, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Michael Lafferty Obituary

Michael Walter Lafferty, 77, of Pottsville, passed away Wednesday, March 22nd, in Wayne Twp.

Born in Pottsville, PA on September 29, 1945, he was the son of the late Doris (Fisher) and Sterling  Lafferty.

Michael was the loving husband of Joan M. (McShaw) Lafferty, to whom he was married 30 years.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

Michael retired as a Welder at Steco Trailers, St Clair.

He was a lifetime member of the Pottsville Amvets Post 180, the West End Hose Company, Pottsville, and the Mechanicsville Fish and Game Association.

Michael is survived by his eight children, Jodi George, Lynne McGovern, Kim Hannaford, Joe Lukach, Tina Felty, Joan Marie Callaghan, William Lukach, and James Hartnett; 21 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his siblings, Kenneth Fisher, William Lafferty, Tina Aungst, and Joanne Purcell.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Mike Jacobs.

He was the most caring man you could ever meet who brought smiles to so many faces. He will be missed by so many people who adored him.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at Wade United Methodist Church, St Clair at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, March 29th with Pastor Jack Murray officiating. A viewing for family and friends will be held 9:30 - 10:30 am at church.

Interment with full military honors at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, PA.

At the family's request, monetary donations may be forwarded to Geschwindt Stabingas Ebling Funeral Home Inc., 25 East Main Street Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 to defray funeral expenses.

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