Harold Byron Amos
ONTONAGON — Harold Byron Amos, 80, of Ontonagon, passed away on June 1, 2019, at Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital.
Harold was born in Hancock, to Harold J. and Hilma (Kuurila) Amos of Greenland, on March 4, 1939. He was a 1957 graduate of Mass High School. He attended Suomi College and received his B. S. in Ed. from Northern Michigan University, Marquette, in 1962. He married Irene Kalivoda on August 8, 1970, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Greenland.
As a youth, Harold loved to fish, hunt, play baseball and garden, which continued to be passions throughout his lifetime. He shared his love of hunting with his many dog companions. He shared the fruits of his labor in the garden with friends, neighbors and family. He spent countless hours at camp working in the garden, cutting wood, mowing, and instilling a sound work ethic in his children and grandchildren. He was a lifelong Detroit Tigers and Green Bay Packers fan.
Harold was a teacher in Rockland, Mass, and Ontonagon Area Schools for 35 years. He taught Social Sciences, Drivers Education, Adult Ed. and was Athletic Director for several years. He was a longtime MHSAA Official for Football and Basketball.
Harold was an Ontonagon County Commissioner for 14 years, during which, he served as a member of the Mental Health Board. He was a member of the Economic Development Corporation. Harold was appointed by the Governor as the Upper Peninsula representative for Commission on Aging. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, a 3rd degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 2931, and served communion to home bound parishioners. He was a volunteer driver for Commission on Aging.
After his retirement from teaching, Harold obtained his realtor and appraiser license working for 12 years in this profession.
Harold is survived by his wife, lrene; daughter, Tracey (Tim) Rader; son, Tim (Tana) Amos; brother, John (Marjorie) Amos; 12 grandchildren, Tara, TJ, Aunica, Esera, Elijah, Jacob, Athena, Jackson, Ethan, Julianna, Emma, and Jordan; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins; and his faithful companion, Sadie.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Ontonagon, with Father Michael J. Jacobus officiating.
Friends may call at the church two hours prior to the service.
Luncheon will be served in the Parish Hall following the services.
Pallbearers are Brian Amos, Frank Wardynski, RJ Wardynski, Phil Voss, Tony Vezzetti and Jeff Hokkanen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ontonagon Area Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 92, Ontonagon, 49953
The family of Harold Amos would like to extend sincere gratitude to the doctors and nurses at the Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital.
Arrangements are by Cane Funeral Home of Ontonagon.