James E. Michael passed away Friday, March 12, 2021. He was born Nov. 23, 1961, in New Kensington, to the late Erbert J. Michael Jr. and Grace Marie (Fenn) Michael, and lived in the Lower Burrell area most of his life. He attended Burrell schools and earned an associate degree from Allegheny County Community College in restaurant and hotel management. James worked in the food and restaurant industry for 29 years at various restaurants, and then made a career change to clerical work for CVS Caremark at RIDC for the past 13 years. James was preceded in death by his father and mother, Erbert and Grace (Fenn) Michael. James enjoyed cars, car shows and camping. He is survived by his partner, Frankie J. Otero; sister, Lisa (Glenn) Ross; nieces, Shannon (Tony) Colangeli and their son, Enzo, and Rachel (Vince) Potensky and their son, Odin; aunt, Rosalind Fenn; cousins; many friends; and special friends, Sandy Maldonado and Michael Barrios. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the GIUNTA-BERTUCCI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1509 Fifth Ave., Arnold, JohnPaul Bertucci, owner/supervisor. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To leave an online condolence, visit www.giunta-bertucci.com.
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