Conroy Funeral Home

Michael A. Catanzaro



Service: 10:30am Mon. December 2nd, 2019
Conroy Funeral Home
CATANZARO, Michael A., 70, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born November 22, 1949 in Springfield the son of Anthony J. and Eva (Merritt) Catanzaro. Michael was a scholar athlete at Northeastern High School and University of Dayton excelling in football, track and wrestling. During law school at Capitol University he worked at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office with A.G. Bill Brown and later served as Special Council to A.G. Anthony Celebrezze. He worked as an attorney in Springfield since 1977 and served as Past President of the Clark County Bar Association. Michael was a 32nd Degree Mason at Antioch in Dayton, Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Ashley (Kuhlman); one daughter, Claire (Josh) Catanzaro Yokum; three stepchildren, Alexander, Jr., Allison and Andrew Knowlton; three siblings, Rick (Debbie) Catanzaro, Mark (Shelly) Catanzaro and Anna Catanzaro; mother of his daughter, Susanne Copas; nieces and nephews, Brian (April), Angie (Patty), A.J., Maria, Will, Toni, Isabella and Gianna and numerous other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his dearly loved grandmother, Florence Merritt. Friends may call from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Sunday in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Monday in St. Raphael Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Cossy Catanzaro Memorial, PO Box 1852, Springfield, Ohio 45501.


Ashley and family, Sending you prayers as you go through these difficult days...love you lots, pat

- Pat Schramm, Sunday December 1st, 2019

Dear Family, Sending prayers and love for the loss of Michael. He was a great person and friend.

- Barbara White, Saturday November 30th, 2019

Mike rests in peace. Thinking of you, Ashley, as you grieve.

- Visha Ritter, Saturday November 30th, 2019

Sorry to hear. May God be with the family.

- S. Reeves, Saturday November 30th, 2019

So so sorry for your loss, hugs and prayers to you and the family. He touched so many lives , influencing many in the community . May peace be with you during this sad time

- Marlene’ Skabla Brewington, Saturday November 30th, 2019

Thoughts and prayers for the whole family!

- Stephanie Irick , Saturday November 30th, 2019

RIP Mike. I'm so sorry to the family and to Claire..

- Gloria Stir, Friday November 29th, 2019

Sorry for your loss!

- Kim Welch, Friday November 29th, 2019

My heart goes out to the immediate family and extended family. Mike was a good friend and an excellent attorney. I will miss him. 💜

- Cathy Brucker, Friday November 29th, 2019

As the closest cousin in age to Mike, we shared a lot of laughs, andwill always remember his winning personality,athleticism and his intelligence.

- david Catanzaro, Friday November 29th, 2019