The Rotary Club of Cleveland has announced that it will host a golf outing in memory of PDG and PRID Mike Johns, Sr., on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at Coppertop Golf Course in Valley City, Ohio. Mike passed away on February 23, 2024, at the age of 86.
Mike was a Rotarian for some 48 years, first as a member and twice past president of the Rotary Club of Hillcrest and more recently as a member of the Rotary Club of Cleveland. He served as Governor of District 6630 in 1986-87 and as a Rotary International Director from 2007 to 2009. He was a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a Benefactor of the Rotary Foundation, and a Level 3 member of the Bequest Society.
In his professional life, Mike was a distinguished member of the monuments industry, and he served for many years as president of the Johns-Carabelli Company. He served the monuments industry as an officer and/or board member for numerous organizations, including the Monument Builders of Ohio, the Monument Builders of North America, and the American Institute of Commemorative Art. He earned the Certified Memorialist for Life designation of the Monument Builders of North America. He was a consultant on cemetery design and a frequent speaker at industry conferences. 
Michael was married to the former Nicolette “Nikki” Nardolillo for some 47 years before she passed away in 2007. They were the parents of six children: Michael N., Mark, Marianne, Monica, Marcia, and Michelle. Three of the children, Michael N., Monica, and Michelle now make up the fourth generation of the Johns family in the monument business as they all work for the Johns-Carabelli Company. A grandson, Michael I. Johns, joined the business in 2022 and represents the fifth generation of the family. Michael N. Johns (also known as Michael Johns, Jr.) has followed in his father’s Rotary footsteps. He is a past president of three Rotary clubs in District 6630: Chesterland, Hillcrest, and Hillcrest Sunrise. For the past several years, Mike Johns, Sr., and his partner, Carol Keck, had been actively involved in a variety of District 6630 events.
All District 6630 Rotarians are invited to honor PDG Mike Johns, Sr., by participating in the golf outing. The price is $95 per person, which covers greens fee, cart, lunch, and a buffet dinner. The shotgun-start scramble will begin at 9:00 a.m. Bag lunches will be served at the turn, and dinner will begin at about 3:00 p.m. For those who only want to attend the dinner, the price will be $30. Beer and soft drinks are included with both meals.
To register for the outing (for golf or dinner or both) or to get more information, email Cleveland Rotarian Ed Thomas at For more details, see the flyer.
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