Michael A McCalister was born October 15, 1957 in Akron, Ohio to Johnnie and the late Ruben McAlister. He departed this life on May 18, 2020 at the age of 62. He lived in the Akron community all his life. Michael loved laughter, good food, playing chess, long talks with his brother and being with friends and family. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother Johnnie McAlister, brother Ruben (Diane) McCalister; sisters Mary Johnson, Valerie, Lucille, Robin, Susan, Sheryl, and Lisa McCalister; uncle Ernest (Isabelle) McCalister, aunt Jamie Williams and a host of relatives and friends. Family will receive friends on Tuesday May 26, 2020 from 12-1pm with the memorial service immediately following at Wilkinson Funeral Home 1158 S. Arlington St. Akron, OH 44306. Pastor Stacey Jenkins officiating. Condolences may be sent to 692 Ivy Court Akron, OH 44307.