AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – On Wednesday, May 10, 2023, Michael “Pete” Korda, Jr., age 86, of Austintown, Ohio passed away at St Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

He was born in Youngstown on November 27, 1936, to Michael, Sr. and Julia (Nogrady) Korda.

Pete attended South High School and honorably served his county in the United States Marine Corps in South Korea.

He later worked for Feldman Brothers and then General Motors until his retirement.

Pete enjoyed NASCAR, trains, antiques and flea markets. His greatest joy was his family. He was a husband, father, papa and best friend who always put his family first.

Pete lost his loving wife, Mary Mabel (Bailey) Korda, in 2015.

Life will live on in his children, Michael (Tami) Korda of Ellsworth and Lori (Korda) Smith of Salem; grandchildren, Nicole, Chelsea, Tori, Timothy “TT” and Dalton; great-grandchildren, Daniel, Olivia and Brayden; sister, Kay Danks; sister-in-law, Gail Korda; his friend, Jean and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Pete was also preceded in death by his siblings, Richard Korda and Barbara Miksell and brothers-in-law, Dick Miksell and Jack Danks.

Family to receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat, Inc., 3896 Oakwood Avenue, Austintown, OH 44515.

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A television tribute will air Friday, May 12 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.