Official Obituary of

Michael Carmen Fogarty

August 24, 1943 ~ January 16, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Michael Fogarty Obituary

Michael Carmen Fogarty, 79, of Champion, departed this world January 16  2023 for that bandstand in the sky where he undoubtedly reunited with family, friends, and former bandmates who awaited his arrival.
Michael was born August 24  1943 in Niles the eldest son of James and Gloria (Scarnecchia) Fogarty.
He was a 1961 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, where he proudly played fullback for Tony Mason’s undefeated State Championship Red Dragons football team. He attended Youngstown State University for a short spell before pursuing music full time. Mike was a powerfully talented tenor saxophonist and artist playing jazz in several bands including with The Billy Stewart Orchestra in clubs all over Ohio, Pennsylvania, and in The Bohemian Caverns in Washington, D.C.
Mike’s honesty, big heart, and contagious smile will be missed. Michael is survived by his only son Michael Taylor (Ana Lisa Yepes) of Frederick, Maryland, grandson James Taylor, sister Jeanne (Thomas) Wieckowski of Wyncote, Pennsylvania, brother James (Victoria) Fogarty of Marco Island, Florida, and nieces and nephews Sarah Wieckowski (Francisco Castro), Matthew Wieckowski (Lisa Spenner), Dr. Kathryn Wieckowski (Dr. Matthew Jarrett) and James Fogarty (Renee Bastounis).
As per his wishes, calling hours will be held for friends and family at 10am with a short funeral service to follow at 11:30am Friday morning January 20’th at The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles with burial directly to follow in Niles City Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.


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January 20, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home
457 Robbins Ave.
Niles, OH 44446

Funeral Service
January 20, 2023

11:30 AM
Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home
457 Robbins Ave.
Niles, OH 44446


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