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Michael Thomas Fassinger

June 6, 1953 ~ October 19, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Michael Fassinger Obituary

Michael Thomas Fassinger, age 70, of Pittsboro, died Thursday, October 19, 2023, at the SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice House.

Michael was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania on June 6, 1953, to the late Ralph Peter Fassinger and Rita McDonald Fassinger. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Fassinger as well as his favorite dachshund, Hershey of 19 years.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Kathi Fassinger, one daughter, Brenna Dietrich and husband Eric of Pittsboro, three beloved grandchildren, Kenzie, Preston and Paisleigh, five brothers, David Fassinger and wife Kathy of Pennsylvania, Dan Fassinger and wife Denise of Pennsylvania, Brian Fassinger and wife Mary Anne of Pennsylvania, Marty Fassinger and wife Rita of Arizona, Tommy Fassinger of Pennsylvania, and many nieces and nephews.

A native of Pennsylvania, Michael moved his family to Syracuse, NY and then on to Pittsboro, NC where they have been for 23 years. Michael made many life-long friends who became family over the years. He loved spending time with his family, especially his three grandchildren. The place he enjoyed most was his backyard. Feeding birds, squirrels, and other creatures who inhabited space with him brought him great joy.

Michael would sit for hours just basking in the serenity of his backyard oasis. He was often found to be saving turtles crossing the street and dogs stranded on the side of the road.

Michael also loved his career. He would tell you that he had his dream job for 40 years with Hennessy, Industries. Working in sales brought out his outgoing personality. Michael never met a stranger and could talk to anyone. He was grateful for the many sincere friends he made throughout his career.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 25, 2023, from 1:00PM – 1:50PM at Pittsboro Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 2:00PM with Pastor Peter McDonald presiding. Burial will immediately follow at Rock Spring Baptist Church cemetery. There will be a time of fellowship with the family following the burial at Pittsboro Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in Michael’s memory to be made to Pittsboro Baptist Church P.O. Box 696 Pittsboro, NC 27312 or UNC Hospice P.O. Box 1077 Pittsboro, NC 27312.

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October 25, 2023

1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Pittsboro Baptist Church
121 West Salisbury Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Funeral Service
October 25, 2023

2:00 PM
Pittsboro Baptist Church
121 West Salisbury Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Burial Service
October 25, 2023

3:00 PM
Rock Spring Baptist Church Cemetery
29 Rock Springs Church Road
Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312


Pittsboro Baptist Church
P.O. Box 696, Pittsboro NC 27312

UNC Hospice
P.O. Box 1077, Pittsboro NC 27312
Tel: 1-919-542-5545


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