Michael David Monday, 60, of \nthe city of Butler, passed away on Wednesday, \nJanuary 6th 2021 at Butler Hospital after a short \nillness.\n\nBorn on April 23, 1960 in New Kensington, \nPennsylvania, he was the son of Nicholas A. Monday \nand the late Patricia F. "Patsy" (Donati) Monday.\n\nMichael graduated from Butler High School, class of \n1979, and from Edinboro University in 1984 with a \ndegree in Business.\n\nMichael was honored to be the third generation to \noperate and co-own Monday's Shoes in downtown \nButler, he took great pride to bring quality goods \nand personal fitting to his clients. Michael loved \nfitting a child's first pair of walking shoes and \nthe child loved how Michaels made it special with \nhis infectious smile and excitement. He retired from \nthe store the end of 2020. Early in his career he \nwas active in the Downtown Butler Assoc. helping \nwith events and the annual hanging of the Christmas \nlights. He was a member of St. Michaels Church.\n\nOn July 4th, 1992, he married the love of his life, \nKaren (Humphreys) Monday. This would become the shoe \nstore's week for family vacations, always over the \nfourth of July holiday. This began their love of \ntraveling. They would travel at first searching for \nantiques, and then for the fun of traveling to new \nplaces. Michael loved meeting new people, watching \nthe fireworks from all over the country but his \nfavorites being Bar Harbor, Maine, Knab, Utah, \nBattleboro, Vermont and Charleston, West Virginia. \nIt was a goal in retirement to visit as many \nNational Parks as they could and to travel and camp \nwith his cousin and husband Judy and Bob Meyers.\n\nHis greatest enjoyment came from being with his \nfamily and friends. (and friends soon became like \nfamily), Michael loved sitting around a campfire or \non the deck talking about the Steelers, sites he saw \nwhile traveling and what National Park he and Karen \nwould try next. Michaels glowing smile and his \nexcitement to see you and greet you will be missed \nby so many. \n\nMichael is survived by his wife of 28 years, Karen, \nhis father Nick Monday, two brothers and their \nwives, Christopher (Barb) Monday, Peter (Denise) \nMonday both of Butler. His mother-in-law, Carol (Nulph) \nHumphreys McEvoy, of Butler, two brothers-in-law and \ntheir wives, Rick (Mollie) Humphreys of Oklahoma and \nEd (Sandy) Humphreys of Washington state, very \nspecial friends, Michael J and Terri Katula and \ntheir son, Michael G. Katula and Ken and Sandy Cook \nand their daughter Sarah Cook, along with numerous \nnieces and nephews.\n\nNo public visitation.\n\nA private Panychyda will be held at the convenience \nof the family, with the Rev. Father Douglas Lorance, \nPastor of St. Michael's Ukr. Cat. Church, \nofficiating.\n\n\n\nIn lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made \nin memory of Michael's life, to the Society of St. \nVincent DePaul, 146 North Monroe Street, Butler, PA \n16001 or to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 \nEvans City Rd, Renfrew, PA 16053.