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Michael James “Mike” Pokorny

April 4, 1967 - February 26, 2019

          Michael James “Mike” Pokorny, age 51, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

          Born in Cleveland, OH on April 4, 1967, he was the son of Susan Ann (Niskala) McLaughlin and the late Nicholas George Pokorny.  Mike worked as a talented carpenter in construction.

          In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cherie (Krawiec) Pokorny.  Mike is survived by his mother, Susan; step-father, John “Tom” McLaughlin; and sisters, Jennifer Dorrell (Brian) and Deborah Dennis (Rick Civita).

          Services and interment will be held privately.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mike’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.

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11 Condolences for Michael James “Mike” Pokorny

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Mike’s family during this most difficult time. He was a great man, good friend and will be missed by all who knew him. Until we meet again my friend!

  • My dear brother, I will miss you. I’m thankful for the long talk we had and how we laughed and reminisced. I love you.

  • Sleep, My Brother
    By T. Hutchinson
    I wish you sweet sleep, my brother dear.
    Although there’s so much that you’ve left bare
    I hate that you had to endure such pain
    On my mind, your saddened eyes have left a stain.
    I want to know what crossed your mind
    Unspoken words you’ve left behind
    Undone things we’ll never do
    No sharing thoughts you never knew.
    A peace has fallen upon your head
    A taste of sorrow we have been fed
    It really is like a hole in our lives
    One swiftly dug but carved out by knives.
    But I have hope that those sleeping will rise
    The Bible says that God will open their eyes.
    No suffering, sickness, yes not even pain,
    Those who did good, eternal life they’ll gain.
    So… sleep on my brother, sleep tight
    For now with you the sky is night.
    But after night will come daybreak
    Therefore I will wait hoping to see you awake.
    ~
    Dearest Mike (Bro),
    You we’re always loved…
    You will never be forgotten…
    You will be forever missed…
    Love Always,
    Your big sister (Deb)
    “Don’t you know that you are a Shooting Star, and all the world will love just as long as you are a Shooting Star”. May your favorite songs live on forever with you and comfort you always…

  • We are deeply saddened by the news of Mike’s passing. He will always be missed and never forgotten. Even though he passed away much too soon, there will always be cherished memories of the remarkable person he was. Our family was blessed and honored to have known him. May he now rest in peace! Wishing your family peace, comfort and courage to face the days ahead and loving memories of Mike to hold forever in your hearts! With deepest sympathy, The Santana Family

  • You will be greatly missed brother you rest in peace brother until the next time I see you

  • Jennifer…….Hello I am Cherie’s Dad and Mike and communicated just weeks ago. He was a Good son in law. He and I talked a bunch since my daughters death. I am still greaving the death of cherie we had the best relationship the last year of her life. I am so sad for you and your mother. As his mother she must be devistated. A parent never expects their child to die before them. I would like to attend his memorial my wife and I will fly up if you can give us ample time. Loved Michael and he said ” He really missed his Baby Doll. If you private message me with your Mothers phone number and your as well. Please don’t shut me out.

  • So very sorry to hear of Michael death. He was my neice Cherie husband who passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. My God give you the strength and peace at this difficult time. Pete and Jackie Galantic. New Jersey

  • Jennifer, My heartfelt thoughts and prayers for your family. Mike and Cherie have reunited in heaven and I hope that brings your family some comfort during this difficult time.

  • My Sympathy and Paryers to the Porkory family for the loss of Mike, there Son, Brother, Freind..

    Mike, I am so sorry you had to leave us, I will miss you, seeing you go to work everyday and your truck coming and going, your lil puppy Char playing in your back yard. you were a good guy, had a good heart, careing and loving, kind, a awesome carpenter, you could build anything I know you are at peace now and Cherie was right there waiting for you, with that beautiful big smile. You both were a blessing to so many. God bless you my friend, sleep tight..

  • Mike was my brother in law and a huge part of my life growing up. He was a great husband to my sister Cherie and wonderful Uncle to my daughter Kayla who Mike loved so much. He will forever be loved and missed by all of us. I love you Mike.
    My thoughts are with Sue, Tom, Debbie and Jenny during this difficult time.

  • Really sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for the Lord to comfort you at this difficult time. With deepest sympathy.