Myron "Mike" Wirick

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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