Lakeland-Michael F. Messaros, age 68 of Lakeland passed away Saturday October 27, 2012 from colon cancer. He was born January 30, 1944 in Pottsville, Pa. to Joseph and Ann Messaros formly of Branchdale, Pa. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a welder by trade. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his son Michael J. (Jamie) Messaros Port Charlotte, Fl., brother Joseph (Delores) Messaros- Lakeland, sisters Joanne Thompson- Lakeland, Mary (Edward) Butfiloski Lakeland, Kathleen (Gary) Di Fabio- Tom's River,N.J. Helen Smith-Ormond Beach, Fl., good friend and caregiver Orlando Macos-Lakeland, two grandchildren Michael J. and James Messaros, 12 nieces and nephews and 16 great nieces and nephews. Cremation and burial at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fl.,Memorial services will be held Saturday November 10, 2012 at Mulberry Memorial American Legion Post 72 at 1:00 P.M. The family has requested memorial donations be made to Good Shepherd Hospice in Michael' s name-105 Arneson Ave, Auburndale, Fl. 33823-3229. Condolences may be sent to the family @seiglerfuneralhome.net. Arrangements entrusted to Seigler Funeral Home-Mulberry, Fl.