Michael Anthony Malisewski
1956 - 2020
BORN
1956
DIED
2020
MALISEWSKI , Michael Anthony

Michael Anthony Malisewski was born on December 31, 1956 in Tucson, AZ. He was doing what he loved, riding his bicycle, when he died tragically in an accident on November 12, 2020. He was the fifth child of seven children of Dorothy (Geis) and Josef Malisewski.

Michael attended Salpointe High School and graduated from Rincon High School in 1974. After completing his studies, at Chez Josef Academy of Beauty in 1976, he worked with his father as a cosmetologist at Chez Josef Hair Salon on Speedway Blvd. This was the beginning of a long successful career as a hairstylist and business owner.

Michael married the love of his life, Patty Shumsky, in 1983. They have two sons, Matthew, and Steven. Mike loved playing golf and mountain biking with his sons and hiking with Patty and their dogs. With Patty, he enjoyed working on their property: clearing the land, planting, and making his home a welcoming oasis for friends and family.

Michael had a special talent as a hairstylist and a gift for connecting with his clients. He developed relationships with them that lasted over 40 years. Michael road through life with a philosophical mind and a passionate zest for living life to the fullest. He was a deep thinker and loved to share his insights about life, love, and relationships.

Michael was an avid cyclist. He competed in many cycling competitions, including 30 El Tour de Tucson events, finishing in the top ten 3 times. In the 2012 El Tour, he raised over $20,000 for the "The Power Over Parkinson's Disease Foundation" in honor of his mother Dorothy. In addition to supporting Parkinson's research, Michael gave of his time by serving as a member of the board of "Child and Family Resources."Michael was preceded in death by his father, Josef; mother, Dorothy; brother, Steven and sister-in-law, Kathy. He is survived by his wife, Patty; sons, Matthew and Steven; siblings, Cathy De la O (Jim Lane), Joanne Del Castillo (David), Joe Malisewski (Randi), Thomas Malisewski (Suzi), Beth Reniewicki (Rob); sister-in-law, Kathleen Malisewski; sister-in-law, Nikki Shumsky; brother-in-law, Mike Shumsky (Gina), and many nieces and nephews.

Michael will be deeply missed by his friends and family. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Gospel Rescue Mission of Tucson. Arrangements by BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL.





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Published by Arizona Daily Star on Nov. 22, 2020.
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The untimely loss of Michael was tragic and heartbreaking. I know there will be a huge void in Patty, Matt and Steve’s lives. My heart goes out to them. I hope they find peace in knowing Michael lived life to it’s fullest pursing his passions with Patty by his side. Michael always had an amazing smile that lit up a room. I think Michael if asked, would say everyday was “the best day ever” and his life was “the best life ever”. He will live forever in our hearts
Nancy Mellor
Friend
November 25, 2020
Mike was a talented, gifted and generous man. I cannot remember a single time when he did not have a smile on his face and a kind word to say. He will be missed , but he will always be with us in spirit. Ride on, in peace brother.
Joseph John Martinez
November 25, 2020
I am so saddened by the loss of your brother Michael. I did not know him personally, but I know he must have been a good man if he was the brother to his dear sisters Joanne, Cathy and Beth. My heart goes out to your family.
Lynn Sereni
November 23, 2020
I am so shocked and saddened to hear about Michael. I knew him from Pilates . He always had a smile on his face and kind words for all. He so often rode his bike to class . I know he enjoyed biking immensely. He will be dearly missed by all. I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies and condolences .
Joan Blair
November 23, 2020
Our deepest sympathies to the Malisewski family!
Richard & Lora Hastings
November 23, 2020
I was gone from Tucson for many years and I am saddened to hear not only about Michael but Steve.
I knew them from Salpointe (71.)
I am really sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the extended family during this heart-wrenching and most difficult time.
Hector Ochoa

Hector Ochoa
Classmate
November 23, 2020
Taken to young. My prayers for Michael and family.
William Guiney
November 23, 2020
Peace to Michael’s family at this very sad time. I always enjoyed going to his salon years ago. Such a huge loss.
Linda Dugan Landry
Friend
November 23, 2020
Micheal was a great guy ! So sorry for your loss. He was my hair stylist for many many years , many years ago. I always enjoyed our talks during that time. We road many of the same bike events from Colorado to el tour. I saw him most recently a lot on the bike path. He was an excellent cyclist. He will be missed, such a tragic accident.
Leslie Odoherty
November 22, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of your brothers passing, I can remember when we were kids how handsome he was. Your family is in my prayers.
Nora (Barrasso) Rhude
November 22, 2020
Patty,Steven and Matt we are so saddened to hear about Michael. No words can express how sorry we are.Know that your in our thoughts and we will be here for you if you need anything.The Misuraca Family
Kirt Misuraca
Friend
November 22, 2020
Cathy, our deepest sympathy and condolences for your families loss.
Robert Negrette
November 22, 2020
Joan Ann and David, I am so saddened to hear of the passing of your brother. Please express our condolences to all of your family.
Joseph Alvarez
November 22, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Michael's passing. We pray God's comfort over the family. Micheal was a kind wonderful man who we so appreciated having as our neighbor. The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Mark & Sonya Ferganchick
November 22, 2020
My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Michael´s family. Michael has been styling my hair since I was 17 years old and yes, he offered lots of tidbits about love and life. Michael never had a bad thing to say about anyone, he just enjoyed life. To Patty and the boys...please know he loved you all so much! I will miss you my dear friend. God Bless- Cyd
CYd Gomez
November 22, 2020
Hi Joanne, your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you!
Patrice Adkins (Koch) 1970
November 22, 2020
My deepest heartfelt sympathies to the Malisewski family. Michael was such a joy to work with! I am so grateful for the short but meaningful time that we worked together at GB Studio. He was full of stories, insight, and compassion. He always came from such a beautiful heart. I am already missing poking fun at each other all day... he was a presence. Giant stature, giant smile, giant heart. He is truly missed.
Krystal Ramsay
November 22, 2020
I had just found Thomas a year ago. He was recommended by my friend, Veronica Blake. I had tried several hair stylists over a two year period and hadn´t found someone I liked. Then I went to Thomas at Gloss. He was such a beautiful person who listened to me and made me feel important. I looked forward to having him cut my hair every month and being with this wonderful spirit. Please accept my condolences. Thomas was one of a kind. I will miss him forever.
Rita Irwin, Gloss client
November 22, 2020
I was so very sorry to learn of MIchael's tragic death. He was my beloved hair stylist for many years. He was so interested in others and warm-hearted. My deep condolences to Patty and his sons and family.
Lois A Manowitz
November 22, 2020
We are very sorry for the loss of your cherished Michael. Our prayers are with you and we hope that in time you will be comforted by the many wonderful memories you have.
Linda and Steve Kirkpatrick
November 21, 2020
The Salpointe Catholic High School community extends deepest sympathy to Michael's family and friends. You are in our prayers at this difficult time.
Salpointe Catholic High School
November 21, 2020
Much love to all the Malisewski Family from Peter and Kathy Arnold
Kathleen Arnold
Family
November 21, 2020
There are no words! You were the Best Husband and Father to your family. The LOVE you so proudly showed to them and all that you cared about will TRULY be remembered by all. The Best Brother In Law I could have ever asked for.
Nikki Shumsky
November 21, 2020
So so sad to hear the news of this tragic accident. Got to be friends with Mike during his years at Salpointe and was fortunate to remain friends since. Loved it when I could set Mike and his golf buddies up to play golf. RIP Mike. Your pal. Dennis Palmer
Dennis Palmer
November 20, 2020
We were shocked to hear about the loss of Mike. He is a great friend of my brother Terry & our whole family will miss Mike. Be with God Mike!
Mark Reinhart
November 20, 2020