Michael Szpak, 86, of White City, Ore., passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012, with family by his side. He was born November 2, 1925, in Orange, Conn.

An Army veteran of WWII, he moved to Oregon five years after his discharge in 1950. He worked in the lumber industry for 40 years. Michael was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed gardening.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Amanda Cooper; brother, Andrew; and sisters, Mary and Elizabeth.

He is survived by his wife, Adriana Szpak of White City, Ore.; sons, Ron (Sharon) Szpak, of Mt. Holly, N.C., Kent (Sally) Szpak, of Medford, Ore., Jerry (Donna) Szpak, of Grants Pass, Ore.; daughter, Lori (John) Cooper, of West Columbia, Texas; brothers, John and Frank Szpak, of Ansonia, Conn.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held crypt-side Friday, March 9, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary. A memorial service will follow at 4:00 p.m., at First Church of The Nazarene, 1974 E. McAndrews Rd., Medford, Ore.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: The American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123.