Michael S. Force

Michael S. Force, 62, of Lewistown, passed away on Sunday January 3, 2021 at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

Born June 24, 1958 in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Edward R. Force and Ann L. (Shull) Wilson. Survived by stepfather Garfield Wilson, of NJ.

Michael is survived by his children: Troy Force and wife Leslie, of Lewistown, Tine Helton and husband Perry, of Chattanooga, TN, Alex Knoth, of Lewistown, Carrie-Ann Force, of Chattanooga, TN; siblings, Marci Green and husband Robert, of NJ, John Force and wife Danielle, of Lewistown, Jill Force, of NJ, Raeanne Fowler and husband Jim, of NJ, Sean, Justin and Kevin Force, all of Philadelphia and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his fiance Theresa Bottorf, of Lewistown, and her daughters Christina Bottorf, of Marysville, and Samantha Bottorf, of Baltimore, MD.

Mike was employed at Fisher Auto Parts for over 40 years, most of that time serving as the store’s manager. He also served as a volunteer at The Lewistown Fire Department as EMT, Fire Fighter, and most recently as a Fire Investigator. Mike had a very storied career serving the local fire departments, holding various national certifications in Arson and Fire Investigation, his devotion and ability to lead people and create a family-like environment will surely be missed by all.

Mike also enjoyed watching his Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles, as well as his Penn State Nittany Lions. His biggest hobbies included collecting antique firearms, being a part of the local Civil Air Patrol squad, hunting, fishing and most of all, spending time with his family. He will also be vividly remembered as a well-versed local historian.

He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Lewistown.

Services will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of The King-Barr Funeral Home LLC & Crematory, 120 Logan Street, Lewistown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Michael’s memory are respectfully encouraged to a local fire department of one’s choice.

Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.kingbarr