Michael Kalstrom

  • Born: December 26, 1948
  • Died: September 8, 2020
  • Location: Bay Villagelage, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012

Tel. (440) 933-3202

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Brother, Uncle, Friend

Michael S. Kalstrom, 71; beloved husband of Georgia (nee Kamples) Kalstrom; dear brother in-law to Pete and Jim Kamples and loving uncle. Preceded in death by his parents Wendell and Elizabeth Kalstrom. Passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020 from complications with Parkinson's Disease. Michael was a graduate of Colgate University. He received his Masters degree in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University. He was a member of the National Association of Environmental Professionals and served as a member and was on the board of the Ohio Association of Environmental Professionals. He was retired from his position as supervisor of the Cuyahoga County Hazardous Materials Department. He represented the county and served as Secretary to the local Emergency Planning Committee which was part of the Cuyahoga County Department of Justice Affairs. He was a past member of the Ohio EPA Voluntary Action Program Advisory Committee, NOACA Hazardous Materials Transportation Routing Task Force Regional Environmental Priorities Project, Ohio State Emergency Response Commission, Ohio EPA Public Advisory Group for Emergency Response and board member of the Ohio Costal Resource Management Project. Michael was long standing member of the City Club and past Co-Chair of the Special Programs Committee. In his spare time, he enjoyed skiing, canoeing, hiking and traveling with Georgia to national parks in the U.S. and Canada along with their many trips with their close friends. Contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson's Disease P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or at https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate A memorial service will be held at a later date. www.buschcares.com 440.933.3202

Condolence & Memory Journal

I met Mike through my husband, Dolph, a professor at the Urban Studies program at Cleveland State. I believe that Mike may have been one of Dolph's students. I remember meeting Mike at the City Club, even after Dolph died of Alzheimer's Disease, now three+ years ago. He was always a kind, warm and interesting person, always asking about Dolph. My deep sympathy to you.

Posted by Dorothy Faller - Olmsted Falls, OH - Friend   September 30, 2020

A gentleman, a gentle man, and a friend. I am blessed to have known him.

Posted by Cheryl Hosek - Grafton, OH - friend   September 14, 2020

My sincere condolences, Georgia, on the passing of Mike. I saw the obit in the PD today, and quite frankly, it hit me emotionally right in the gut. We were pretty good friends as teenagers from our families both vacationing at the same fishing camp in Ontario, Canada. It was really "cool" that as far up in the Canadian north woods as we were, that we actually only lived a few miles away from each other on the west side of Cleveland. We had a lot of fun together--going out on a boat by ourselves for a day of fishing (I'm sure our parents were doubting their sanity for letting us do that at the age of 14 or 15) But we survived, albeit with a few mishaps the parents never found out about !! Over the years, there were occasions when we would see you & Mike---usually at a family/friends gathering---and always had a great time "catching up." Mike was a witty intelligent man (& a fun-loving mischievous kid---the epic "firecrackers" in Canada story), and I enjoyed every moment we ever spent together..... RIP, Mike. Wish we could have done Smoky Lake one more time, buddy !!

Posted by DALE LARCEY - MEDINA, OH - Friend   September 13, 2020

I will always associate Mike with his tight knit group of very diversified friends gathering so often at our favorite weekend spot . I thought of him as a real '"heady" friend, always current with things political in nature, and capable of a vigorous , informed discussion on any topic of your choice. To our mutual benefit, we jointly owned and occupied a double house, which allowed me to enjoy his friendship both from a personal and business basis. On only a handful of occasions over the past years had we crossed paths, so it came as a terrible shock to learn of his illness and passing. Very honored to have been amongst his friends. Connie an I send our deepest sympathies to Georgia.

Posted by Carl Kulas - Bay Village, RI - Friend   September 13, 2020

May the memories that you and Michael shared live forever in your heart. He was a very special man that I had the pleasure of knowing., he will be missed.

Posted by Mary Calabrese - Friend   September 11, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as we remember Michael. Mike will always be with us, he has left us his impressive legacy for others to follow. His passion for life, his love for Georgia, and his dedication to his career. He was a man of strong convictions and incredible strength and I will always cherish the times we had together.
God Bless
Bob Patton

Posted by Robert (Bob) Patton - Friend   September 11, 2020

In loving memory of a good friend who was true to his word.

Posted by Tony Passalacqua - Coworker   September 11, 2020

I remember Michael as the kind, smart, and witty man he was. I know he showed such courage and hope after his diagnosis of Parkinson’s. And I know that Georgia was right there by his side, fighting with him. Georgia and family, please accept my deepest sympathies and prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time❣❤. Rest in Heaven Michael

Posted by Tina Calogeras - Family   September 11, 2020

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