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Mike M. "Papa" Creme

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Mike M. "Papa" Creme Obituary
Mike M. Creme (Papa)

Mike M. Creme (Papa), 95, went home to be with the Lord July 13, 2013 at Hospice surrounded by his loving family. Mike was born and lived his life in Akron. He retired from Akron Standard Mold as a tire mold finisher for 37 years. He served his country bravely as a Corporal in the Army. He saw action in the Aleutians and the South Pacific during World War II for 4 1/2 years. He received the Bronze Star for heroic action in battle.

Mike's loves were faith, his beloved wife Eleanor, family, fishing, and playing the harmonica. He helped his brother, Nick, start the Creme Lure Co. which made the original plastic worm. Mike received patents for two lures, the Coil Dancer, and the Swim Lure. He was also a virtuoso harmonica player. He performed in the Army, local bands, and for his family.

Preceded in death by parents, Nicola and Angela; brothers, Nick, and William; sisters, Bess, and Rose; and grandson, Joshua Wade; he is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Eleanor; sons, Nick (Gayle), and Paul; daughters, Angela (Bruce) Angel, Anita (Pete) Sype, Diane (Robert) Morgan, and Michele (John) Bowman; nine grandchildren and seven great-grand-children; sisters-in-law, Doris (Frank) Frastaci, and Shirley Severini; and many nieces, and nephews.

A special thanks to Dr. Atul Goswami and granddaughter, Laura Gunsch, R.N., the staff at City Hospital, and Hospice Care at Ridgewood Dr. in Fairlawn.

We will miss you Papa.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m., Friday, at St. Anthony's Church, 83 Mosser Place, Akron. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at HENNESSY Funeral Home (near St. Thomas Hospital), 552 N. Main St., Akron.

For those desiring, donations may be made to the Church or Hospice. (HENNESSY, 330-376-3032)


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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on July 17, 2013
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