In Honor of the Late Michael Macaluso (3/4/1988 - 01/03/2020
Ideopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a terrible disease that ultimately asphyxiates it's victims. One of those victims was Michael Macaluso who succumbed to the disease at the age of 31. Research is essential to save those who may be afflicted in the future. Hopefully, a cure or treatment can be found and we can stop this horrible disease from killing it's child and young adult victims. Michael's untimely passing has caused so much hurt and pain in many, many people's lives. In Michael's honor, help us help the next wave of victims. If any good can come from this tragedy we'd like for others to one day be helped or cured in-part by donations in Michael's honor.
Michael Macaluso, 31, passed away at Cornerstone Hospital after suffering from pulmonary fibrosis.
He is preceded in death by both his maternal and paternal grandparents and two uncles. He is survived by his father Anthony Macaluso of Round Rock, his mother Suzanne Koneman of Austin, his brother Jon Vincent Macaluso of Austin; as well as numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.
Michael was born on March 4, 1988 in Austin, TX at St. David’s Medical Center. He was in the Boy Scouts and is an Eagle Scout. He graduated High School at Anderson High School in Austin. He went on to receive his certification and licensure as a Registered Pharmacy Technician. He went on to work at Walgreens as a Sr. Tech then to St. David’s Medical Center.
Michael was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed road trips and scenic riding. He also enjoyed skydiving. He loved life and his friends and family. He was always up for an adventure and loved traveling and had taken many cruises.
He fought to the end and bravely left this world on his terms.
The family would like to extend its gratitude to Michael’s physicians: Dr. Leo Toupin, MD; Dr. Brian Miller, DO and Dr. Shenil Shah, MD and to St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. We would also like to thank Cornerstone Hospital of Round Rock for providing amazing end of life care.
Honorary pallbearers are Jon Vincent Macaluso, Jason Koneman, Jeff Macaluso, Kevin DellaRocco, Joe Caraccio, Jared Poole, Anthony Macaluso and Patrick the Cat. Michael will be cremated and his ashes spread at sea.
He touched the heart and soul of everyone he met and will forever leave his mark on us all.