Michael Conti, age 68, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, after an extended illness. Michael retired from ARO/Ingersoll Rand with 33 years of service. He was a mechanical engineer and engineering manager. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tri-State University and an executive MBA from Purdue University. Michael was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the Cruisin’ Knights Car Club, where he was active in the weekly cruise-ins around the square in Bryan.
Michael Conti was born on Nov. 4, 1951, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Louis and Louise K. (Siloac) Conti. He married Debra Ann Psurny on April 23, 1971, in Bryan, and she survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter, Rebeca (Victoria Grayless) Conti, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; grandchildren, Cotter J. and Sophie K. Smith of Perrysburg; son-in-law, Craig Smith of Perrysburg; and brothers, Chuck Conti of Cleburne, Texas, and Chris (Nancy) Conti of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Angela Conti-Smith.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, followed by recitation of the Rosary, in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 W. Mulberry St., Bryan. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, with the Rev. Andrew Wellmann officiating, followed by military honors conducted by Bryan American Legion VFW Joint Honor Guard and the United States Military Honor Guard. Private interment will take place at a later date in Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan.
Due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions, the family will receive friends while observing social distancing precautions. The family requests visitors use masks in accordance with state mandates. Anyone showing any symptoms of illness is asked to please share their condolences by a phone call, email, text message or leaving a condolence at the funeral home website.
Memorials are requested to Community Health Professionals Home Health and Hospice.
To sign the online register or to send condolences, please visit www.krillfuneralservice.com.