Virgil K. Michaelis, 54, Monticello

Virgil Joseph “Joe” Michaelis, 54, Monticello, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
Visitation was Friday, Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m., at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello. Private interment.
Joe was the owner of the Excel Physical Therapy Clinic in Buffalo for many years. He successfully treated hundreds of patients with great skill and compassion during his tenure there until his health began to fail him.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman and motorcyclist. We mourn his passing but are grateful for the time we spent with him.
He is survived by his parents Jean and Virgil Michaelis; sister and brother-in-law Joan and Michael Pelto; niece Kathleen Pelto; nephew Christopher Pelto and his wife Cyndie and their children Andrew and Lauren; brother and sister-in-law John and Linda Michaelis; niece Allyson Michaelis; aunt Sharon Erickson; and close friend Denise Larsen.
Funeral arrangements were with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.