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Michael Joseph Bandy-Pistory

November 12, 1981 - January 5, 2021

Michael Joseph Bandy-Pistory, passed away suddenly in the comfort of his own home on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at the age of 39.

Born in Philadelphia on November 12, 1981, he was a son of the late Michael and Marianne Pistory. Michael graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Hotel Management and continued his career in the hospitality industry. He had an excellent work ethic and was admired by his coworkers. Michael was a dedicated father and loving husband that put his family first. He was an incredibly caring man whose heart was filled with kindness. Michael would do anything for anyone.

As an ardent Philadelphia sports fan, he never missed a game and it was a shared enthusiasm with his twin brother. Michael also had a fondness for Marvel comic books, superheroes, Harry Potter, and Star Wars which he shared with his younger brother. His hidden talent was creative writing, and he took pride in having a short story published. Michael was all about Disney, and he shared this passion equally with the Pistory family, forming many cherished lifelong memories.

Michael never denied who he was and had the courage to openly live his life to the fullest.

He is survived by his devoted husband, Brian; son, Dakota; siblings, twin brother, Stephen J. Pistory (Kaitlin) and younger brother, Joseph H. Pistory (Lauren); brother-in-law, Anthony Fontanez (Jamie); and several loving aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.  

Private services to be held on Monday, January 11, 2021.

With restrictions on gatherings and concerns with COVID-19 , it is difficult for family and friends to meet in person when our loved ones pass away. If you would like the chance to offer sympathy and condolences to Michael’s family, please sign the guest book on the obituary webpage and email [email protected] for the Zoom link if you would like to join the viewing virtually on Monday, January 11, 2021, at 7 pm EST for approximately 1 hour.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Michael’s memory to https://www.gofundme.com/michael-bandypistory-memorial-fund

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15 Guestbook messages for Michael Joseph Bandy-Pistory

  • Brian you are in my prayers!

  • You are deeply loved and it was my honor to call you friend. You will be fondly remembered always.

  • Praying for you, Dakota and your family! 💕💕

  • Dear Michael, these past few days have been like a bad nightmare and I cant wrap my head around it…u were way to young and so much more to accomplish in life…..the only thing I can think is mom and dad needed one of their babies with them…….I love you so much that words cant describe……I will help with Brian and Dakota and I cant wait for our big reunion

  • We all will love and miss you forever Michael, no holiday or family function will ever be there same again. You are truly missed by so many. We will forever keep you in our hearts and in our memories.

    Brian you know we are always here for you if you need anything. Xoxo

  • I am so sad about the loss of this fine young man, dad, husband and leader!

  • Sending my deepest sympathy for the family and prayers of comfort. May you cherish all the memories and remember the positive light you shared.

  • Michael was such a loving and devoted father. Please give Dakota a big hug from Ms. Rachael. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  • Brian, I’m sending my condolences my friend. I am heartbroken for you. Please know that you and Dakota as well as the rest of your family are in my prayers. Love ya, My Friend.

  • Michael, I still can’t believe your gone… No amount of words can ever express how much despair I felt when I was told you had passed. It’s still so hard for me to imagine a world without you in it. The amount of love and kindness that poured from your heart for the ones you loved was one of the things that made you well, YOU. And although my heart is broken, just knowing you had a place in your heart for me… I just feel incredibly blessed , and grateful to have been able to share your life with you. Im so thankful for every precious moment, and memory I have with you. I only wish there had been more of them…
    My sincerest condolences go out to the Pistory and Bandy family. Michael truly lit up and touched the lives of all he met. I’m so, so very sorry for your loss.

  • I am very sorry for your loss. Michael was a wonderful man. He always lit up a room with his beaming smile. He will surely be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Steve & Kaitlin, I am sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts.
    Randi –

  • I am saddened by the sudden passing of Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Dakota & family.

  • Steve, Joe and the rest of the family. Thinking of you all. Michael was a great soul and I’m glad to have known him. So many memories pop into my head that I will always remember. Xo, Lindsay

  • Oh my dear Michael… to soon my friend, to soon. I already miss our fandom for our Philly sport’s teams. And Christmas will never be the same without you. To my good friend, comrade, and super-hero, fly now with Eagle”s and Angel’s. I will never ever forget you!!!