Michael Kerrick was born on February 11, 1953 to Gertrude (Kerrick) Maschal who survives and the late Michael Kerrick.
Many of you know Mike as the cool, Harley riding, dart shooting, guitar playin’ rugged outdoorsmen. He also had a soft spot in his heart, for his many friends and family members.
Mike took so much pride in creating a home on the land he loved. If you have ever spent a summer day hanging out by the fire, you know what we mean. He loved hosting gatherings but more importantly, he loved having people over to share laughs, play music, and create memories with.
Mike tended to his numerous plants and goldfish with meticulous detail and care, created art out of tree stumps, and built a shelter for the neighborhood cat, but his proudest, and by far his favorite thing, was being a father to his son.
Always striving to be the best father he could be, he made it abundantly clear that his top priority was making memories with and being a big part of his son’s life, even as an adult. Mike cherished moments that created a lifetime worth of memories such as fishing the local creeks, playing music together, witnessing his college graduation with so much pride, and driving across country to help his son with his relocation.
If you are reading this and knew Mike personally, please know that he loved you so much. By being in his life, you made it better and brought him more joy than words could ever express. He talked so much about the days and nights spent with his friends and made it very clear that you were, and always will be, part of his family.
He is survived by his mother, Gertude; son Michael L. Kerrick and his wife Ashley of Colorado; siblings, Albert Maschal and his wife Diane, David Maschal and his wife Lori, Tina Meredith and her husband Glenn, Gail Clark and her husband Kevin, Gene Maschal, Cindy Maschal, Mark Maschal and his wife Christine all of Mount Carmel; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Kerrick; his sister, Charlotte M. (Kerrick) Johnson, and his nephew, Sean Maschal.
Religious services will be held on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 11:00 am in the Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz, III Supervisor. Rev. Joan Brown will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Byzantine Cemetery, Mahanoy Township. A visitation will be held on Friday morning from 9:00 am until 11:00 am in the funeral home. To leave a condolence for the family, please sign the guestbook at www.stutzfuneralhome.com.