NEW SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -Michael D. Flatley, 64, died unexpectedly last Sunday, Jan 8, 2017.
Michael was born Nov. 16, 1952, in Los Angeles, the youngest son of John and Martha Flatley.
Michael was born and raised in Los Angeles, where he attended Catholic school as a boy and was a child actor with Disney Studios.
He was in many well-known shows such as “Dennis the Menace,” “The Virginian,” “My Three Sons,” and the Disney movie, “Follow Me Boys,” with Fred MacMurray and Kurt Russell. He was a devout Los Angeles Dodgers fan.
After moving to Florida from California, Mike earned a BA and a Master's Degree in Counselor Education from Florida Gulf Coast University. He spent over 25 years working as a substance abuse and juvenile counselor. Mike always said there were many he could not help, but he did it for those he could.
Over the years, he helped hundreds of people, young and old, who struggled with addiction. He was employed locally over the years by the Youngstown Juvenile Justice Center, Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, Valley Counseling
Mikes greatest passion and pride were his two children, Mikel and River.
Michael will be sadly missed by his wife of 21 years, Carla “CJ” Moser-Flatley, whom he married June 21, 1996; his children, Mikel Flatley and River Flatley at home, son Jeff Nash of Cape Coral, Fla., and daughter Jennifer Seratzki-Finegan of Cocoa, Fla.; grandson Cailin Nash of Ft. Myers, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Evelyn Moser of Canfield; and six loving brothers and sisters, along with CJ’s two sisters and brother, John (Jeannie) Flatley of Hilo, Hawaii, Terry (Virginia) Flatley of Santa Barbara, Calif., Nancy Flatley Morris of Minneapolis, Patrick (Judy) Flatley Sr. of Santa Maria, Calif., Dennis Flatley of Santa Maria, Kathleen Flatley (Joe) Healey of Healdsburg, Calif., Elva Moser of Bloomfield, N.J., Scott Moser of Livingston, Tenn., Jill Herock (Larry) of Canfield, and Luanne Clever of Littleton, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martha and John; and his father-in-law, Carl Moser.
Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at the Canfield United Methodist Church
Family and friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday at the church prior to services. The family requests that memorial contributions take the form of donations to Mikel and River’s college fund, c/o The Michael Flatley Children Fund, which has been set up at Huntington Bank, P.O. Box 361, New Middletown, OH 44442. - See more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/tributes/#sthash.GnSlocPu.dpuf