Michael Francis Howard Kasson, age 38, passed away unexpectedly on Monday February 8, 2021 at home in Columbus, Ohio. Michael was born on February 22, 1982 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was raised in Medina, Ohio by his mother Susan Morton Kasson-Kurilich and Robert W Kurilich.
He attended Medina High School, class of 2000.
Studied business at Franklin University.
Studied Real estate at John Carroll University
Also learned from the school of hard knocks and self reflection.
Michael considered himself to be a people person and innovator, keeping a white board on his wall, with ideas and plans for his future. He became very interested in financial literacy and retirement planning. Saying he planned on living to 100 and wanted to provide for himself and his family.
Michael preferred to make memories over material possessions, through his many travels and adventures with family and friends. Two of his favorite hobbies were playing darts, whether at home or the bar, and bowling.
Michael’s smile and laugh could light up even the darkest of rooms and everyone comments on how contagious his smile was, always brightening their day.
His sense of humor always kept the laughs going and lifted the spirits of everyone around him, one of his favorite sayings was “if every day you lifted a calf from the day it was born, eventually you’d be able to lift a F***ing full grown cow”.
Michael considered going into nursing, but found his true calling within the restaurant industry, often referring to it as “playing restaurant”, it never felt like a job to him but more of a passion. He truly was a people person.
He enjoyed many years in the industry working at:
Hennigan’s (Brunswick, OH)
Grand Market Cafe (Medina, OH)
Liberty Inn (Medina, OH)
Pizza Shack (Largo, FL)
Tyme Restaurant (Medina, OH)
After moving to Columbus, Ohio he found his restaurant family, expanding his skills as a server, bartender, manager and growing his family at fine establishments such as:
Smith and Wolensky
The Fish Market
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Jeff Ruby Steakhouse
Completing his career at Lindey’s
Preceded in death by:
Step-father(Bob was another name for Dad): Robert W. Kurilich
Grandparents: Ralph & Irene Morton, Bill & Betty Kasson, Joe & Loretta Kurilich.
Niece: Evelyn Sexton, Nephew: Shane Cress, Uncles: Roger Kurilich, Ken Faiberg
Mother: Susan Morton Kasson-Kurilich(Gary Frederick)
Uncle: John Morton (Lori)
Aunt: Sandra Bees-Marr
Siblings: Sarah Kasson(Eric), Jennifer Sexton(James), Izaac Kurilich,
Mary Gavin(Ed, deceased), Joseph Kurilich(Alli), Andrew Kurilich(Traci), Anne Kurilich(Tom), Judith Hlavac, Monica Kurilich(Tony), Catherine Gaynier(Dean), Ruth Kurilich(Louis), Stephen Kurilich(Kelly), Matthew Frederick(Carolyn)
Nieces and Nephews: Emmanuel, Olivia, Violet, Ivy, Racheal, Gabe, Ali, Tanya, Nick, Zach, Matt, Sammie, Lukas, Destiny, James, Edward, Sereniti, Mattie-Kay, Evella and Donegan.
Father: Robert F Kasson
Aunts & Uncles: Bonnie Rigo, Tom Kasson, Bill Kasson & Charlotte Horner.
Sibling: Bryan Sennello
Cousins: Shawn Kasson, Ryan Kasson, Shannon Sasseville
And many more cousins and great nieces and nephews on both sides.
Childhood friends: Eric Waterman, Leah Boehnlein, Brandi Widenmeyer Hutton, Tash Harney, Justin Haddam,
Preceded in death by childhood friend: Jeremy Adams
A celebration of life will be held at 17 Public Square, Medina Ohio, in the spring,
Date to be decided at a later time.
In lieu of flowers make donations to your favorite charity in Michael’s name or https://www.actionforchildren.org/
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