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Myron "Mike" Wirick

Published: October 19, 1997 12:00 AM

Born March 6, 1922 in North Baltimore, he was the son of Ira and Mary (McCory) Wirick.

Mr. Wirick graduated from Wittenburg University in 1944, where he was a member of Kappa Phi Kappa Fraternity. He did his post graduate work at Columbia University.

He then was a principal at Ottawa Hills High School before becoming a supervisor of teachers in the Cleveland area.

He taught language arts to gifted children and was a member of the Ohio Council International Reading Association.

In 1960, he became professor of special education at KSU, retiring in 1977. Upon his retirement, he became a consultant for Zaner Bloser, a handwriting specialist, and for Newsweek.

Survivors include nieces, Mrs. Robert (Linda) Crow of Wapakoneta, and Joanna Wirick of Toledo; and nephews, Ferd (Connie) Fisher of Atlanta, Ga., and George A. Peronis of Stow.

A memorial mass was celebrated at St. Bernard Catholic Tuesday, with the Rev. Paul Schindler officiating. The Dunn-Quigley-Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home in Stow was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church, 44 University Ave., Akron 44308.


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