The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo also called on him to assist with financial matters. He was a member of the Bishop’s Lay Advisory Board and was one of the first five members appointed to the Catholic Charities Foundation of Buffalo when it was founded. A member of numerous committees supporting Catholic education, he regularly served in chairmanship roles for the annual Gambit dinner and fundraiser for Canisius High School. His alma mater, St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, inducted him into its Signum Fidei (Sign of Faith) Society in 2006.
During a financial reorganization in 2019, Bishop Richard J. Malone named him to the Diocesan Finance Council, which approves the budget for the diocese. Apostolic administrator Edward B. Scharfenberger appointed him to the Diocesan Renewal Task Force in 2020.
He was married in 2017 to Judith Czerwik Michael, a residential real estate agent with Hunt Real Estate and former owner of Snyder Fine Fabrics, after they were introduced by friends. He was predeceased in 2014 by wife of 50 years, the former Judith Byrne.
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