Michael J. Hoostal, 58, of Champion passed peacefully on Friday, July 9, 2021 surrounded by his family after a long battle with Melanoma. He was born in Warren, Ohio on February 27, 1963, the son of John and Sarah Stienstra Hoostal.
He attended St. Peter & St. Paul Catholic School, John F. Kennedy Catholic School and graduated in 1981 from Warren G. Harding High School.
Michael began a paper route at the age of 8 in Warren and delivered to 120 houses. One of his delivery stops was Packard Music Hall where he met Sonny Bono, Vincent Price and other celebrities. He had taught math for a few years at the Mahoning County Career & Technical College. Michael had also been employed at Vallourec Star in Youngstown. He was a volunteer fireman for Champion Township from 1990 to 2000.
After high school graduation, Michael entered the United States Navy where he served for four years active duty and two years in the reserves. He was a nuclear qualified machinist (MRII) and also #1 nozzle man. Michael received two honorable discharges and was a 2nd Class Petty Officer. Michael got the itch to join after 9/11 and signed up for four years in the United States Air Force Reserves in the 910th from 2001 to 2005. He received an honorable discharge and was a Staff Sergeant when he returned home. During his military time, he had the privilege of being in twelve different countries.
Michael was known to everyone as a kind person. He loved old rock music, muscle cars, biking, fishing, family, River Rock at The Amp concerts and travel. Michael and his wife traveled to the Dominican Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Berlin, Ohio. He could fix anything with a motor and even totally restored his Mustang GT 5.0. He will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor.
Michael leaves the love of his life, Tamie Chicko Hoostal, whom he married on June 3, 2017. He also is survived by his brothers, Brian (Greta) Hoostal of Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Matthew Hoostal of Ann Arbor, Michigan; his son, John Michael Hoostal (Taylor Gantz) of Niles, Ohio; his daughter, Calli Elizabeth Hoostal (Jonathan Chamba) of New Jersey; his nieces, Madison Baryak (Michael Watson) of Newton Falls, Ohio, Amber Hoostal of Warren, Ohio, Anna, Inga and Emma Hoostal of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; his nephews, Christopher Baryak of Newton Falls, Ohio and Kane Hoostal of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; several cousins, Douglas & Richard Hovanic, Jill Hatosky McBane, Renee Hatosky Rein and Robert Hatosky and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dennis and Vickie Ball. He will be greatly missed by his great niece Zoei who affectionately referred to him as “Muh Mah”. He also leaves his furbabies, Samantha McPoonie, Chloe, Celina and Leo.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his nephew, Aaron Hoostal.
Michael was a huge animal lover and donations may be made in his name to The Healthy Hearts & Paws Project, 384 Collar Price Road, Brookfield, Ohio 44403.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls, Ohio where a service will follow at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Matthew Mankowski officiating.
Michael will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery with military honors by the United States Navy and Newton Falls Veterans Honor Guard.
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