A son, brother, stepfather, and uncle died today, October 23, 2020 in the early morning hours at Premier Washington Health Center at the young age of 56 years old. Michael was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on September 6, 1964, one of two children to Mary Alice (Barnes) and the late Eddie Dye. He grew up in Groveton and moved to the Meadville area and became a Chef working in a Private Clubs and local restaurants. Michael was fun, carefree, creative, super-smart, loved to cook and party. When he entered the room, things came alive. He was an artist, loving to draw free hand and started to learn Tattooing. Michael was loved immensely. We are so sad to lose him. Beloved son of Mary Alice (Barnes) and George Knause of Neville Island; cherished brother of Adrianne and Chuck Barnes; well-loved uncle of Michael and Pvt. John Barnes; former spouse to Debbie Dye; loving stepfather to Jonathan M. Lauer, Christopher L. Lauer and the late Cpl. Timothy J. Lauer, C 1-67, AR 41D(M) KIA; and many loving friends. Arrangements by Copeland’s Coraopolis.
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