Michael Lee Tinklepaugh, 66, of Tonawanda on April 26, 2023. Son of the late William and Loretta “Ruth” Tinklepaugh. Dear brother of Jeanne (Michael) Wantz of North Tonawanda, Stephen (Barbara) Tinklepaugh, Lori (Donald) Richards of Florida. Also survived several nieces and nephews and his loyal companion a Burmese Mountain Dog, Sampson. Dear friend of the Terrance Wyatt family.
Michael was a proud decorated U.S. Navy Vietnam Era Veteran who served for 17 years. He served on the Kitty Hawk and the Guadalcanal and also in Beirut and in the Falklands Islands. He was a loyal Sabers and Bills Fan. He enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his family and friends. His favorite past time was spending time on his front porch with his coffee, smokes and his neighbors.
Michael will be buried by his family on May 8, 2023 at 12:00 at Acacia Park Cemetery with Military Honors.