Michael D. Economy, age 41, of Gilberton, passed away Wednesday. Born at Andrews Air Force Base he was the son of Michael and Linda (Powanda) Economy. He was a 1995 graduate of Mahanoy Area High School and attended Lincoln Technical School. He had been employed with Lucent Technology in Allentown, worked as a switchman for Verizon and last worked for Jeld Wen at High Ridge Industrial Park. He enjoyed playing the guitar but his passion was for drums and began to play at eight years old. His love of music led to the formation of his band along with some friends the Hoodley Bah. Surviving in addition to his parents are his daughter Alivia Economy who he adored and her mom Kim Souchak of Mahanoy City, a brother Jason and his wife Katrina of Lavelle and their three children Karleigh, Josie and Kensley. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation to be held Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM at David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City. Deacon David J. Henninger will officiate a religious service at 7 PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers expressions of your sympathy can be directed to his daughter Alivia. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.