Michael J. Peluso, 67, West Carthage

WEST CARTHAGE, NY —  Michael J. Peluso, 67, West Carthage, NY passed away after a brief stay at the Carthage Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Michael was born on May 11, 1953 in Carthage, NY, the son of the late Feo and Fleta Peluso.

Michael married his high school sweetheart Sandra Parks on July 2, 1971, and remained happily married for nearly 50 years.

He loved to golf, work in the garden, look at the wildlife, especially birds, but most of all loved spending time with his family.

Michael graduated in 1971 from Carthage Central and from Potsdam College in 1976.  He began as a chemistry teacher at IHC in Watertown. After his brief teaching career, he worked at Nalco Chemical, and has spent nearly 40 years in the paper industry, most recently with Neenah Paper Company in Brownville.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy of West Carthage; a daughter, Anna and her companion George in Rochester; a daughter, Amy and her companion Justin, Copenhagen, and a son Rob and wife Liz, West Carthage, along with four grandchildren, Benjamin, Micayla, Jayden and Caydence.

He was predeceased by a son, Christopher, in 1994, a brother, Tony, and his sisters, Betty and Angie.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.   You will be sorely missed, rest easy Dad – We love you.

Per request of the family, there will be no funeral service or calling hours.

Arrangements are with the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carthage Food Pantry, P.O. Box 566, Carthage, NY 13619.

To leave an online condolence, go to www.bezanillafh.com.