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Michael L. (Mike) Day

January 24, 1950 ~ March 10, 2019 (age 69)



Michael L. Day, 69, of Williamsport, passed away surrounded by family Sunday, March 10, 2019, at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born Jan. 24, 1950 in Hanover, he was a son of the late Harrison L. and Mary C. (Knill) Day.

Michael was a high school graduate and earned an aircraft mechanic degree from Williamsport Area Community College. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and later retired from Textron as a support technician after 20 years of service.

Michael was a member of First United Methodist Church where he sang in the chancel choir and played in the bell choir. He had a love for all things planes, trains and automobiles, especially model trains, RC cars and helicopters, motorcycles and his Corvette. Michael enjoyed fishing, Redskins football and watching the cooking channel. He was a past president of the Williamsport Band Association. Michael's kind personality, sense of humor, comeback lines, handyman skills and love will certainly be missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are his wife, Rose M. (Upham) Day, who he married on Sept. 15, 2007; his children, Jessica Donnelly (Brian), of Williamsport; Benjamin Day (Eileen), of Abingdon, M.D.; Ashley Schwanbeck (Graham), of Williamsport; Leslie Travis (Matthew), of New Milford, Conn., Aaron Barner (Megan), of Winfield, and Eric Barner (Stacy), of Pflugerville, Texas; 13 grandchildren who he adored, Julia, Aidan, Grayson, Nathaniel, Colin, Adelynn, Alexa, Liam, Jacob, Patrick, Lillian, Michael and Ian; two sisters, Patty Zepp, of Westminster, M.D.; Katy Jarvis, of Millsboro, Del.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his first wife, JoAnne B. Day, in 2005, a brother, Danny Day, and a sister, Cassie Beck.

A memorial service to honor the life of Michael will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at First United Methodist Church, 604 Market St., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. and following the service. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Michael's name to First Church, 604 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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