Michael Allen Molnar, age 70, of Elgin, passed away on February 23, 2021. He was born April 4, 1950 in Chicago, IL to his loving parents, Andrew and Virginia Molnar (née Sabo).
Michael earned a Bachelors Degree in Education at Southern Illinois University in 1973. He worked as a teacher at a private school, and also as an Athletic Official for 22 years.
Michael met his wife, Pam, in college. They were married for 19 years until her death in 1994.
Michael enjoyed model railroading. He also liked playing baseball and was very good at it. He could throw out a runner from left field, and he made catching the long, high flies look easy.
A funny story often laughed about is how Michael once somehow managed to hang his brother, Jim, on a chainlink fence. It left some interesting injuries!
Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Pamela Molnar; and his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle Molnar; brothers, James (Deborah), Ronald, and Steven (Diane) Molnar; cousins, June, Claire, Bill, Keith, Cheryl, Wayne, and Grant; nephew, Jonathan (Colleen) Molnar; and niece, Diana (Will) Zagorski.
Visitation will be 5:00pm to 9:00pm, with funeral service at 7:00pm, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120. Pastor Scott Swanson will be officiating.
Mourners are encouraged to review the funeral home COVID-19 public health policies ahead of time. Face masks are required to enter the facility.
To access the visitation remotely, loved ones are encouraged to log on safe from home via Zoom.us (Meeting ID: 983 5409 7170, Password: 231891).
Interment will be 11:00am, Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Boulevard, Elgin, IL 60120.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Michael’s name to the Rett Syndrome Foundation.
Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadison.com.