Michael J. Chlebus, 70, of Rome, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2021, with his family by his side. He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, on August 26, 1951, a son of the late John and Madeline (Yorke) Chlebus.
Michael attended Alexander Henry High School. After graduating high school, he enrolled in the Sea Cadets which he enjoyed immensely. On June 27, 1981, he was united in marriage to Patricia Duell. They shared a happy union of 40 years. He lived in Sault Ste. Marie before relocating to Rome in 1982.
In Canada Michael worked at Abitibi Pulp Paper Mill. He then worked at Algoma Steel doing unfinished auto parts. Before moving to Rome, he worked at Camden Wire and later owned and operated Giufre’s Liquor Store in Canastota.
Michael had several passions. In Canada he enjoyed hunting and fishing. In Rome his greatest passion was golf. He enjoyed playing many rounds with his friends at Rome Country Club.
Surviving besides his loving wife, Patty, are two daughters and sons-in-law, Shannon and Charles Martin and Lindsay and Ryan Perks; four grandchildren, Charlotte and Austin Martin and Logan and Rylee Perks; two sisters, Diane Lariviere and Terry Moore (Randy); two brothers, Brian Chlebus (Janet) and David Chlebus (Val); and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 13th at 6:00 p.m. at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome. Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday prior to the service from 3-6:00 p.m.
Due to the Oneida County mandate, masks are required for anyone attending services.