Edward W. Michaels

Michaels, Edward W.

Fawn Twp, PA: 75, died unexpectedly on October 4, 2012 doing what he loved, tending to his campground. He was born July 2, 1937 in Elmira. Son of the late Warren and Marion (Savage) Michaels. He was a General Manager for Penn Allegheny Coal Co. for 30+ years. A former member of Pitt Golden Panthers and International Blue Grass Musical Assoc. He was a 1958 Univ. of Pittsburgh graduate. He served as Co-Captain of the Pitt Panthers. In 1958, Vince Lombardi personally came to his employer, David Tesone, to recruit Ed for the Green Bay Packers, Mr. Tesone replied, "Ed already has a job". After his retirement, he and his wife, Francine organized bluegrass festivals at the site of their log home and campground for 18 yrs. When the festivals ended, he continued working every day taking care of his campers. He is survived by his wife, Francine R. (Doshen); son, Todd of FL; sister, Laurianne & Ted Clark of Elmira; brother, Ken & Judy Michaels of Pine City.

Published in Star-Gazette on Oct. 14, 2012