Putnam, CT & Inglis, FL – It is with great sadness that the family of Michael Peter Markowitz announces his passing after a hard-fought battle with cancer, at home on March 4, 2018, he was 75. Michael was born in Putnam, CT to Peter and Ida Markowitz. He attended college at the University of Connecticut- Agricultural Studies. For 36 years he and his wife, Stacia owned and operated Mike’s Concessions. He is survived by his loving wife, Stacia; his mother, Ida Markowitz of Putnam, CT; his children Steven Markowitz of Rocky Mount, VA, Ginny and son-in-law James Friedman of Brookline, MA, James and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Markowitz of Mechanicsburg, PA, Elizabeth Buzalski, of Thompson, CT and Patrick Markowitz of Rocky Mount, VA; his brothers, Paul and wife Cookie of Boise, Idaho and Max and wife Janet of Attawaugan, CT; his sister, Merrie Chartier of Putnam and his brother-in-law Joseph Eber of Brooklyn, CT; eight grandchildren, Brandon, Jeremy, Mia, Hallie, Cayla , Samantha, James and Julia, one great grandson, Dax, and many cousins and nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his sister Joyce Eber and father Peter Markowitz.
Michael will be remembered as a kind, strong, helpful man. He will be missed by his family and the many friends he made throughout his life. The family would like to thank Dana Farber Center in Boston for their constant, attentive treatment and care, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, and Citrus County Hospice for the excellent work and loving care.
At Michael’s request, a private memorial service is under the direction of the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For Memorial Guestbook, visit www.GilmanAndValade.com