Michael began his career as a pressman and worked for such papers as The Washington Post, The Buffalo Courier-Express, and the Buffalo News. He was an avid outdoors-man and very much enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #601. Though most of all, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
He is survived by: his wife, Barbara; two children, Melanie (Allen Jenkins) Kalamets, Craig (Patty) Kalamets; three stepchildren, Richard (Ricci) Burdick, William Burdick, and Nicole (Tom) Lee; ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Richard (Liz) Kalamets, Joe Kalamets, and George (Karen) Kalamets; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 2-4pm & 7-8pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville (34 West State Street) with a funeral service to follow at 8:00pm. The service will be live streamed to the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Facebook page. Memorials in Michael's name may be made to Alzheimer's Association of WNY. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.