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Age 8, of Hampton Twp., on April 25, 2014, after a long battle with Pediatric Brain Cancer. Son of Steven C. Michalek, Jr. and Brittany Caligiuri; grandson of Jeanne Caligiuri, Charles McCracken, Steven Michalek, Sr., and Debra Michalek; brother of Jackson Michalek. Also many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Connor loved to play baseball, he loved the beach and swimming, but most of all he loved WWE and Daniel Bryan. Visitation Sunday 1-8 p.m. at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Service and interment will be private. Please visit us at:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2014.
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April 23, 2019
I might not no him but I'll support his thing 2 help kids beat cancer I remember seeing him on we're commercials
Anthony Lopez
January 27, 2018
I'm watching wrestling tonight to honor Connor. He will live on forever!
Alex Bogue
May 16, 2017
Connor Michalek was a lovely little boy who died so young from cancer at the age of 8. After his death, I have been donating all I can to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation that is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The beautiful charity in Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, they love what I give and I hope they continue to love what I will give to them. God bless you Connor. We will all miss you
Logan Thomas Kozinski
May 6, 2017
I hope to meet you in Heaven one day,little man.
Linda Jones
December 21, 2016
Hi im very sorry 4 ur loss the comercials from wwe touche me snd ill support u and other cancer patients out there
Anthony Lopez
July 23, 2016
I have been writing letters to the Connor's Cure campaign or charity at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sending all the support I got to the wish kids and for the family who loved Connor like his blood, his friends and even the World Wrestling Entertainment. Connor will still be missed by me and I hope that everything goes well to not only his family blood, but to his friends and the WWE. One of these days, if I try out for a sport I will dedicate my victory to Connor Michalek and Christopher James Greicius who passed away before Make-A-Wish was founded. My heart, my condolences, my thoughts and my prayers still go out to the entire Michalek reunion and the family blood. I can't even imagine the sorrow that they are all going through right now. But I want them all to know that my heart, my prayers, my condolences and my thoughts are with them. I hope all is well for everyone and God bless you. The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and that's Kurt Angle's hometown.
Logan Thomas Kozinski
September 27, 2015
Connor was a great kid and when I watched that video of him with WWE moments, I was feeling heartbroken because Connor was having a history of Pediatric Brain Cancer. My heart, my condolences, my thoughts and my prayers go out to his family, WWE, and he also loved WWE superstars such as Daniel Bryan. He will be missed but never forgotten. He left a legacy behind and I will donate for Connor's cure at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. I send a letter there and I will never forget about Connor. His family will be in my prayers and Connor was a child of God so I know he is in a better place, but unselfishly every single one of us will miss him. We love you and we miss you Connor
Logan Thomas Kozinski
September 15, 2015
hope the family is ok I watch WWE
and your kid was amazing with the time he had on earth I hope his passing the suffering dash not happen o others
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joseph brown
July 27, 2015
he was a sweet young man
dan deaton
June 24, 2015
He died so young.
Logan Youngman
June 16, 2015
I'm so sorry he didn't need to die bless your hearts
April 19, 2015
For the love of God for who we worship and pray that the heavenly father gives gift of power and perseverance i believe that Jesus will help this family amen praise to our god and may the lord and the family of Michalek Jesus please bless the family and younger Brother Amen Connor buddy your lucky to see the Angels I hope your having fun RIP Connor Amen
donald bradley
April 17, 2015
Connor the crusher showed great talents he wanted to make a impact in this world and he did He showed no mater if your sick you still can make a impact and This Child is a true hero God Bless The Michalek family Your son was a supper star in his own way and that made a impact on me and everyone around the world he is Angel and I Bet Jesus and him are having fun together right now with the Angels I Pray that the heavenly father anguish the tears of this family and Watch over them in name of jesus Amen God Bless
Donald Bradley
March 31, 2015
R.I.P crusher i never had the privilege of meeting you and only got to know you from video's i have seen. You have made me see life as for what it is a Blessing. I truly know that you are in heaven wrestling all the greats that have went before you. Your battle here is over and you will be missed. CONNOR! CONNOR! CONNOR!
Dale Despaw
March 14, 2015
R.I.P sweet fought long and hard...but the Lord wanted his little angel by his side
Michele Pringle
March 12, 2015
I love Connor with all my heart he is the most brave kid I had ever seen❤❤❤❤❤❤
Vanessa Valdovinos
March 12, 2015
To the Michalek family my prayers are with you at this
Difficult time So sorry for your loss rip Conner the crusher Michalek
Jesse Ugoletti
March 10, 2015
I hope you are watching in the sky, knowing that you are going to be honored as a WWE Warrior Inductee on March 27, 2015. May you continue to rest peacefully
Thomas Henley
March 10, 2015
Words could never be enough!! Thank you for you strength and inspiring spirit. Your family should be soo proud! Your memory will live on in the hearts of all those you have touched. Bless you!
Dominick Viera
March 9, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss and I can't wait to see him inducted as a Warrior at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony! Rest in peace!
Jenna Strauss
February 2, 2015
Connor you were an inspiration to so many and have changed the lives of all of us who have heard your story, your light and energy will live on in the hearts and souls of ao many of us
Dan Pettitt
January 30, 2015
I'm so sorry connor! Everybody will always remember you!#@wwedanielbryan
shalaya armstead
January 28, 2015
Just saw the video of this little boy! God bless the family an WWE superstars for taking the time and making that little boys dream come true! God bless Daniel Bryant for making Connor feel so special at WrestleMania! Wish I could of met that little angel! RIP STONE CRUSHER!!!!
Richard Saillant Jr
January 23, 2015
Missing your beautiful smile Conner. Forever remembering you sweet boy. My sincerest condolences to the entire Michalek family...
J. Bäcker
January 23, 2015
Such a beautiful soul. He is greatly missed...
J Bäcker
January 11, 2015
Sincere condolences to the family; RIP precious one! My heart goes out to the family, we laid my sweet precious sister to rest Dec 31, 2014 from brain cancer (gliomatosis cerebri). Together lets find a cure for brain cancer! Love & Prayers! HUGS, Shirley
Shirley Bedard
December 12, 2014
God bless this young boy now that he made it home to you and I want to give my condolences to his family may god be with you !
Jeffon Suggs
December 10, 2014
Patricia rizor
December 10, 2014
Hi Connor, even though I do not know you or your family, I want you to know that you are very special, and we all miss you dearly with all our hearts. <3
Vincent Primavera
December 9, 2014
Light up heaven..
Candace Smith
November 10, 2014
O Lord i pray for connor in his family in may god be with him in that he is walking beside god
sedrick mitchell
November 4, 2014
Hi you were a very handsome boy I saw you at wrestlemania and you made my eyes water my family ha saw you meet Daniel and other superstars on Youtube and it touched all of us and you will never evr be forgotten at all you will always be a soul that people will respect!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kiera Hollins
October 23, 2014
I cry ,pray and think about you everyday. God bless your family love and prayers go out to the Michaelek family. Rest In Peace little dude wrestle in heaven Amen
Brentley Kings
October 3, 2014
Connor will be missed in all of our hearts, Rest In Peace Connor ' The Crusher'
Darren Gillam
September 15, 2014
Just a bright light that will never go out. A true insperation. God Bless You Connor and God Bless Your Family.
September 3, 2014
Connor I pray and hope they find a cure a true wwe fan and I think they should put u the hall of fame the night before wrestle manina
mitchell stafford
August 27, 2014
heartfelt condolences on the death of your beloved son. Hope he is with the wwe wrestlers that have since passed on ,and know that he is no longer in any more pain. He is an adorable kid that can never be replaced. My heartfelt condolences to all your family on the sad loss of your beloved son . RIP
Ruth Kelleher
August 18, 2014
U will always be remembered in Daniel Bryan's heart conner we miss u
Katelynn Moreno
August 11, 2014
Christopher Johnson
August 5, 2014
Connor was a special boy and a true WWE Legend.
David faxon
July 26, 2014
I have written in the guest book before I think of your little boy often. I am a breast cancer survivor 4 years tomorrow. Just found another lump need to go for ultra sound to find out whats going on. Cancer is a horrible disease that don't care who it hits. But Connor was such an amazing little boy and it hurts me down to my soul. I just wanted to let you know I walked this year as I do every year in the Relay for Life this year it was in Connor's memory and every year from here on out it will be for him that I walk. Brightest Blessings to your family I pray for healing for you all and know he is with you.
Pam Kelly
July 25, 2014
As a father of two boys, I only saw the wrestling video. It brought both joy and sadness to my heart. I hope god continues to bless your family with the courage to overcome all the emotions and memories but most of all to cherish and remember your son's legacy is the strength and wisdom only a true angel of god could continue to bestow on so many people's lives.
Caradine Brown
July 23, 2014
Rest In peace angel...God loves u more than your family ..:( :'(
Zelly Freitas
July 22, 2014
Our condolences to Connor's family and friends. There is a super tough little angel up there doing rope flips and body checks off the clouds. Wrestle on little angel.
Phil & Kare McHugh
July 22, 2014
Connor and your family are always in my thoughts
Jack Barry
July 21, 2014
Connor seemed like a very happy child especially when meeting Daniel Bryan. R.I.P. Connor
Ozzy Krauss
July 21, 2014
Prayers go out to the family. Rest in peace Connor.. you were one brave boy and may you rest in peace.
July 20, 2014
I just saw the WWE piece with Connor. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a very inspiring little guy and cute as could be. Watch because he will visit you and leave signs that he's around you. He is so adorable.. May God give you comfort and strength in the days ahead and always give you peace in knowing that this little guy made a difference in his short time here on earth.
Janet Sutter
July 20, 2014
I saw the video clip of Connor WWE experience and it brought tears my eyes... watching those 5 minutes of his life has truly inspired me to live to love life at 44 years old!!!

Rest In Paradise Angel!
Earlisa Norman
July 19, 2014
Rest peacefully little guy! A little guy with a huge heart and he definitely touched my heart through the video. God bless your family through this difficult time!
July 17, 2014
What a cool kid you are, Connor.

“Whatever you are physically...male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy--all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.”

Rest in peace, Crusher!
Johnny Nelson
July 17, 2014
I didn't have the honor to meet Connor, but I know his spirit. He was a great fighter, very brave. He left this world way too young, but he left with honor. God Bless you young man.

RF "RedBeard" Treat
US Army Veteran
Robert Treat
July 17, 2014
This little boy is and was remarkable. Watching the video of him meeting his favorite WWE hero and seeing his spirit shine through despite his illness touched me in my soul. I will always think of your precious son he is an inspiration.
July 16, 2014
I didn't know Connor, but from what I've seen, he was a great and brave little boy. I know it's been a few months since his death, but I'd still like to say, rest in peace Connor Michalek. You will be missed.
July 16, 2014
July 15, 2014

I just saw the video. For what the WWE people did, to give their time and energy, for their littlest, biggest fan, brought tears to my eyes. May Connor rest in peace, and his family find the peace that passes understanding. Thank you for sharing him with us.I'm so very sorry for your loss. Connor was an amazing, wonderful little boy. God bless you and your family. Connor will be watching down on you.
stephen perez
July 16, 2014
Rest In Peace buddy, never met ya but you seem a very smart kid who would have became a hero someday, i thought its worth it to stop by i drop off my little condolences to your family. Enjoy your stay in heaven. Steel
charles wilson
July 16, 2014
Rest in peace Connor, you truly are an amazing little boy, with alot of heart and fight, you are a true warrior, prayers to the family, rest in peace "The Crusher"
David Tutuska IV
July 15, 2014
I just saw the video. For what the WWE people did, to give their time and energy, for their littlest, biggest fan, brought tears to my eyes. May Connor rest in peace, and his family find the peace that passes understanding. Thank you for sharing him with us.
July 15, 2014
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Connor was an amazing, wonderful little boy. God bless you and your family. Connor will be watching down on you.
Elizabeth Fitzpatrick
July 15, 2014
i wanted u to know that i saw your sons video on facebook and i am truly sorry for your loss but i shared the video and it is all over evry know knows what a real angel looks like
Jesse Bibby
July 15, 2014
Rest In Peace Conner!
E Johnson
July 15, 2014
Such an Beautiful little boy...may u rest in peace
Alexis Davis
July 15, 2014
I see why god chose him. He was the most precious boy in the world. I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.
D Easton
July 14, 2014
I just watched Conner's Make-A-Wish on YouTube and I am so sorry I know what you are going through. Conner is amazing and so special. I am very sorry for your loss.
July 14, 2014
I Love This Little Kid, God Bless You! xxx
Gerard Mariner
July 14, 2014
RIP Sweet Angel.
Heather Perry
July 13, 2014
What a powerful person, that could turn a sad day into a fantastic day. I am glad u got to love the wwe and be who you are. God rest your should love you Conner and always will!!!
Justin Armistead
July 11, 2014
What a character. What a superb little man.
July 9, 2014
im so sorry for your loss it must have been really tough to lose your son to cancer but the good thing about his loss was he got his dying wish to meet Daniel bryan and be in the ring with him I am truly sorry for you loss RIP Connor Michealek
sierra hood
July 8, 2014
Candice Rearick
July 6, 2014
R.I.P Buddy! My Prayers go out to the family and everyone. Good-bye Connor "The Crusher" Michalek.
July 5, 2014
RIP Connor the crusher michalsi
Patrick Krol
July 5, 2014
God bless his sweet loving soul. May he be lifted up to heaven with the sweet guardian angles. I pray to the lord above. Oh mitey God take young connor and guide him to the heavenly garden. I pray to the lord Amen. R.I.P Little man you have sadly been taken but you will never be forgotten forever in our hearts.
frank turoczi
June 25, 2014
I just saw this wwe video i cried i cant this kid
first time i cried so much RIP
alex trofin
June 24, 2014
you brought all the WWE wrestlers together as one team all cheering for you, you are a special little guy RIP Connor the Crusher. Now you will be wrestling all the great ones in heaven
Barbie Harris
June 24, 2014
i never had the fortune to meet Connor, but just from seeing the videos on WWE, he had more strength in his little body than i could ever imagine. This little 8yr old was stronger and braver than i could ever hope to be at age 28. Will Connor continue to help inspire others be brave with this battle? YES YES YES. Rip little bud.
corey kime
June 23, 2014
I just saw this wwe video this morning and it was crazy how amazing and drawn I was to this beautiful soul he will truly be missed! He is adored and loved by thousands he never knew and his legacy, beautiful soul and sweet face will forever remain embedded in my heart. Thank you for sharing this awesome little man w the world hes an inspiration and for that I will forever be thankful. He was truly to perfect for earth. <3 all of our love.... Heather, Andrew, Zacharyah, kyndslee, kynnadee and Kayzlee
Heather Brummett
June 22, 2014
Christina Rupert
June 19, 2014
R.I.P lil buddy, such an inspiration. Touched many hearts with your strong will.
Kenny Nolin
June 18, 2014
I love you connor i will miss you.......
Vicky Sathdiya
June 18, 2014
RIP Connor you're story touched my heart
June 17, 2014
WOW! I've never met the kid but it touched me so much when I saw that video, S.I.P little man.
Reggie Joyner
June 15, 2014
This is my friend, Sammi. She is 15 and she has cancer. Cancer is a very sensitive subject to talk about. So I give my CONDOLENCES.
Kyler Martinico
June 14, 2014
Connor has touched my heart without me even knowing him. I have watched the video at least 5 times and each time I cry more and more. Connor brings so much joy to anybody without them ever actually talking to him. R.I.P. Connor. <3
June 14, 2014
God bless on you conner michalek
God bless on his parents & his other rest of his family toooo. We'll keep your family in prayers for you. From a friend Danny Wayne Vaughn. I live here in the United States of America. I live here in Olney,ILLINOIS 62450.
Danny W. Vaughn
June 13, 2014
Anna Carrillo
June 13, 2014
truely a touching moment the most bravest angel to walk this earth
June 11, 2014
Such a lovely and brave little fellow, such a pleasure to see the happiness on his beautiful face at the Wrestling.
God Bless this Beautiful Boy and all who love and miss him dearly.
June 9, 2014
Should never have been taken, RIP The Crusher
June 9, 2014
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
June 8, 2014
RIP Connor. Probably the bravest boy I have ever seen. May God bless you dad, family and every other life you touched. Fly high!
June 6, 2014
RIP Connor you were strong throughout your life but it sadly came to an end RIP CONNOR THE CRUSHER
James Eriksen
June 5, 2014
Heaven gained a very cute angel. RIP sweet boy
June 5, 2014
June 4, 2014
Rip Connor you were a great little boy and I'm glad you got to meet your idol before you passed but I pray for your family to get through this RIP
Ritchie Ortiz
June 3, 2014
Someone as special as Connor 'The Crusher' Michalek will never be forgotten. He will remain in our hearts forever.Rest In Peace..
Herbert Liu
June 1, 2014
Conner I have never met you but think of you everyday since I viewed your video. I will be attending the Relay for life in Fishkill NY at Dutchess Stadium my teams name is Cummaro's Crusaders I will light a luminary bag for you and also walk some laps in your memory. You have touched a place in my heart. I am a 3 year Breast Cancer Survivor and will rememberr to light a bag and walk every year in your memory.
Pam Kelly
May 30, 2014
God takes the best.... He has taken the best angel anyone can ask for! RIP Conner!
Kyle Wassom
May 27, 2014
Rest in Peace stone crusher... heaven must be happy..see you soon..
May 27, 2014
Rest in Peace, Champ!
Rob W.
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