Michael Ernest Relation, 74, of Peru passed away Monday, December 13, 2021 at CVPH Medical Center, with his loving family by his side. Mike was born on August 29, 1947 in Plattsburgh, NY to his loving parents Albert and Barbara (Merrill) Relation. For over 45 years Mike owned and operated Rustic Autobody in Peru. Alongside him for just as many years was his best friend and confidant, the late Michael Wells, Sr. Mike had a passion for his love of the auto industry, classic cars, classic snowmobiles, teaching the auto industry and above all loving his life and family. Anyone who knew Mike always enjoyed his countless stories and his zeal for life. Mike was a wealth of knowledge and brought so much to those who knew him. Mike is widely known for his business in the community as well as his efforts to the area with snowmobiling with the Adirondack Trail Finders. Mike's old-fashioned hard work ethic and his "can do" attitude he passed onto his beloved family. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Ruth (Blake) of over fifty years; daughter, Rosalene Ashline (Mark); son, Shawn M. Relation (Barbara); daughter, Tonya Burl (Steve); grandchildren, Raymond, Alysha, Ty, Cayla, Bryce, Brytyn, and Marissa; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Albert (Dianne), Patrick (Marietta), and Richard; many nieces and nephews; and his loving and loyal companion pup, Toby. Michael was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Kenneth and Dale; and a grandson, Dale Blake. Calling hours will be held Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 11 to 1 PM at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. Entombment will follow in the Plattsburgh Community Mausoleum. Donations in his memory may be made to the Elmore SPCA in Peru. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.