Michael Joseph Golonka, Jr.



Michael Joseph Golonka, Jr., 68, passed away peacefully, with his loving family by his side at his home in Myrtle Beach on Sunday August 26, 2018. He was born on October 12, 1949 in Poughkeepsie, New York to the late Michael Joseph Golonka, Sr., & Henrietta Zukowski Golonka.

Michael was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and also attended Dutchess County Community College in Poughkeepsie, New York. In 1970 he served his country in the US Army 101st Airborne Division and served in Vietnam. Following his dedicated service, Michael became a successful plumber, pipe fitter and welder. He was proud to be a member of Plumber & Steamfitter Local 21. Michael was a very hardworking man who had many interests. In his free time, he loved hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Michael was there to help anyone and was truly a nice guy. Michael will forever be remembered for his infectious laugh and beautiful smile.

Left to cherish Michael’s memory are his beloved wife, Frances Pagan Golonka, who he met and fell in love with in 2003 and wed in 2010; his son, Michael Joseph Golonka, III and his wife, Naomi and their daughter, Ayana; his children in heart, Natalie & Joe Schindler, Allison & Mark Emig and Keith & Melissa Calman; his adoring grandchildren, Hannah, Kali, Joseph, Mia, Jake, Keith, Kobe, and Kaden.

A Celebration of Michael’s life will be held at the families’ residence in October and those arrangements will be announced when finalized. The family hopes you’ll be able to join them and truly celebrate a well lived life.

The family respectfully asks, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave N #101, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

To view these details online or to offer words of comfort through the online guest book, kindly visit, www.burroughsfh.com

Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet, (843-651-1440) is assisting the family with the arrangements.