MaryLou Clark Michaels, 61, of Forest died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at her residence with her family around her. She was the loving wife of Mark Michaels.

 

Born in Liverpool, New York, she was the daughter of Mary Lou Farnam Clark and the late Gerald Clark.

 

Mary is also survived by her daughter, Megan Michaels; son, Nathan Michaels; sisters, Sue Teater, Cindy Barbato, Patty Clark and Kathy Plaisance.

 

A funeral mass will be held at10:00 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014 at Holy Name of Mary with Father Salvador Anonuevo officiating. Inurnment will follow in Virginia Memorial Park.

 

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-2507 James Street, Suite 106, Syracuse, NY 13206 or https://www.cff.org/GetInvolved/ManyWaysToGive/Donate/index.cfm

Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Lynchburg (434-237-9424) is assisting the family.

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Thursday, 06 March 2014

    Mark,
    I will miss her creativity, spirit of adventure, zest for life, endless opinions, laughter, hunting for treasures at thrift stores, eating at diners and mostly her friendship. We have known each other for a long time & there are so many memories. When we were young we used to love to ride our bikes to Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, sit by the water, do our homework & talk about our dreams. We played music together in the past & later she shared her art work with me. She had many talents. She loved her life in Virginia, her family & the new friends she made there. We will all miss her so much.

    Cathy Drake, Syracuse, New York.

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Thursday, 06 March 2014

    Mark,
    I just wanted to tell you that my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. I noticed, through these condolences, that many lives that have been obviously touched by your’s and MaryLou’s acquaintance and I am confident that you will continue to be surrounded by loving friends and family after her passing.
    Mark Miller

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Thursday, 06 March 2014

    Mark, Megan & Nate,

    We were very sorry to hear about Mary Lou’s passing. She was a very special woman. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    With Love,

    Tony, Jennie, Brittany & Skyler Spradlin
    Bedford, VA

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Thursday, 06 March 2014

    Mark,

    Pam and I were crushed to hear the news. We are so very sorry. Our prayers are with you, Megan and Nate.

    Jeff & Pamela Reed

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Wednesday, 05 March 2014

    Mark/Megan/Nate: I am so very sorry for your loss. I know the pain and loss are terrible for you right now. But Marylou has set the bar high, for us all, she showed courage & determination like few that I have seen. When you look up in the stars tonight she is one of those stars up there shining bright and letting you know that she is going to be OKAY and that she will see you again one day. Cancer can never take away the love that she had for you and you for her. God is good, all of the time. I will continue to pray for God to give you peace and understanding while you go thru this tough time. Bubba Humphries Glen Allen,VA

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Wednesday, 05 March 2014

    Mark, Megan, Nate…..I met your wife/mom when I was 12 years old.
    In all of the time I’ve known her, I saw that her heart beat in One Direction. Love. Family meant everything to her and she loved you all so much. She loved life and she loved you…she let the people around her know that they were special…you are special, but I guess you know that. She was an awesome woman….her spirit remains and love never dies. Love, Gail S. Syracuse, NY

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Wednesday, 05 March 2014

    Mark, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Marylou has been in my prayers daily since we were working on the Salem Head Replacements. Now my prayers are for you and your family to heal and remember the good times. Call if I can help in any way.

    Ray

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Wednesday, 05 March 2014

    Mark ..With heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Just hope that the happier memories of times you spent together may help to eventually ease your pain and loss. You are thought of and know that my prayers are with all of you during this sad time.

    Jeanette Hicks (former AREVA)

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Wednesday, 05 March 2014

    Mark, I am so sorry. We are praying for you and your family.

    John Sexton

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Wednesday, 05 March 2014

    Dearest Mark, and Family.

    My heart is truly broken for you. I know that it has been a long tough battle, and a very painful one. I pray that God will grant each of you the peace and comfort that you will need. I know that it has not been easy, but you are so “Blessed” for the time that God did give you together.

    My Deepest Sympathy, and prayers to each of you.

    Sue J. Hall
    AREVA – O.F.R.

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Wednesday, 05 March 2014

    Dear Mark, Meg and Nate, Lou’s fight is such an inspiration. I also remember her telling me her prayer was to be there for Meg and Nate as they grew up. She fought such a battle and never complained. And Mark, she would always tell me what a wonderful husband and father you are. She loved her family and was so happy. I know her strength and spirit will always be with all of you. I’m praying for you all.

    With Love,
    Cindy Barbato (New York)

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Wednesday, 05 March 2014

    Dear Mark, Megan and Nate …

    My heart is with you all during this sad time. She fought such a terrific battle and you all should be so proud to have shared so much with this remarkable woman. She told me MANY times how important her family was to her. As a matter of fact, when she first learned of her cancer … she ask God to give her enough time to see Megan and Nate grown … that was her drive to fight so hard. She loved each of you with ALL of her heart – take that and walk proudly … she will live on in each of you ALWAYS!

    Marylou was an inspiration to so many and her legacy will live on.

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Tuesday, 04 March 2014

    Mark, I know that you, Megan and Nate will miss MaryLou terribly. I wish I could be there with you in this time of sorrow. How fortunate you were to have all the time that you did with MaryLou… although that is difficult solace to fully appreciate right now I am certain. As someone that I consider one of my best friends, for all these years… I know that your nature and demeanor will carry you, Megan and Nate through the tears to the smiles of your memories as MaryLou’s spirit will always be in your hearts. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

    Your Pal,
    Brian Anderson (California)

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