Carthage - Michael F. Storms, 61, of 37248 NYS Rt. # 3, died Saturday evening, April 6, 2013, at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA., following complications from a double lung transplant.
Mike was born in Watertown on May 2, 1951, the son of the late Secord S. and Mary O. O'Brien Storms. He was a 1969 graduate of Carthage Central High School. He married Susan E. Tyner on August 4, 1973 in St. James Church, Carthage.
After the death of his father Secord, Mike operated the family business of cattle dealing for 10 years. He then was employed at Halley Electric and retired as a salesman for McQuade & Bannigan in Watertown.
Mike has been a councilman for the Town of Wilna since 2002 and served prior on the Zoning Board of Appeals for six years.
Mike was a member of the BPOE Lodge # 1762, Carthage, Black River Valley Riders Assoc., Sons of the American Legion, Carthage and an exempt member of the Carthage Volunteer Fire Department.
Mike enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, especially at the family cottage at 14 Island Camp in Ontario, Canada, hunting at the family camp in DeGrasse and 4-wheeling.
He is survived by his wife, Susan E. of Carthage, two daughters and their husbands, Jennifer and William Kalin of Black River and Kelly and Jason Bush of Carthage, six grandchildren, Reagan and Owen Lundy, Chloe Kalin and Mitchell, Jacob and Elizabeth Bush, two brothers and their wives: Steven and Cyanne Storms of Harrisville and Paul and Greta Storms of Carthage, a sister-in-law, Gloria Storms of Carthage and several nieces and nephews.
His parents and a brother, George Storms are predeceased.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM at St. James Catholic Church, Carthage. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Champion at the family’s convenience.
Calling hours at the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home will be on Wednesday from 4-7pm. An Elks memorial service will be conducted at 6:30 pm, Wednesday.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Wings Flights of Hope, PO Box 872, Orchard Park, NY 14127.
To leave a condolence, go to www.bezanillafh.com.
Friday, December 6, 2013, Watertown, NY
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