BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Michael (Big Mike) Kalanick of Bridgeport died April 7. He was 89.
Kalanick was born March 30, 1924, in Wilkes Barre, Pa., and was the son of Michael and Mary Bubnash Kalanick. He was a veteran of World War II where he served in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater and was employed by Norden in Norwalk as a machinist for 35 years.
Kalanick was a lifetime member of the VFW #9460 in Stratford, a member of the American Legion #196 and Norden's Retiree Club.
Kalanick is survived by his sons, Michael F. Kalanick (Kathy) of Stratford, Kenneth P. Kalanick (Karen) of Shelton and David Kalanick (Donna) of Rathdrum, Idaho; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Anna Kalanick of Wilkes Barre, Pa., and Rita Lesko (Andrew) of Pensacola, Fla.,; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Jane; one brother, Elmer.
Calling hours are Wednesday, April 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Galello - Luchansky Funeral Home 2220 Main St., Stratford. Funeral services will be held Thursday April 11 at 10:30 a.m. directly at Our Lady of Grace Church 497 Second Hill Lane Stratford where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Msgr. Martin Ryan. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VITAS Hospice Care, 99 Hawley Lane, Suite 1204, 2nd Floor, Stratford.
For more information, please visit: www.galellofuneralhome.com
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