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On January 7, 2023, Michael J. Sak of Webster, NY passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Mike was a devoted partner, father, brother, uncle and grandfather. He is predeceased by his father John Sak and mother Bertha (Nowicki) Sak. He is survived by his sister Linda Bruns (Brian Alrutz) and his children, Brian (Sarah) Sak and Amy (Brandon) Redder, along with his two grandsons John and Gavin. He is also survived by his best friend Donna Pritchard and her family, Lisa and Billy Johnsen, Alex Carron and Kristen, Mike, Dylan and Drew Tompkins.
Mike was an avid golfer, lover of music and the arts, the Buffalo Bills, and outdoor activities including paddle boarding and walking along the Erie canal, running, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and biking. He enjoyed reading (especially about WWII), playing all kinds of board/card and even video games, especially Tecmo Bowl with his kids. He never missed a school sporting event for either of his kids and even attended many of their kickball games well into adulthood.
He loved to travel. Annual family vacations to Virginia Beach and Myrtle Beach, along with trips to Disney and other amusement parks created wonderful memories. Other ideal destinations included Chicago, where food was a favorite, and New Orleans, for the music scene. Later in life, he took extended getaways to Florida and California to enjoy beautiful weather, golf and everything else the places had to offer.
After 36 successful years at Harris Corporation, Mike reveled in an assortment of jobs he truly enjoyed like secret shopper, a starter at Shadow Lake Golf Course, driver/companion/caregiver at Maplewood Homecare and even a nanny to his grandson during COVID.
He took pride in keeping a well-kept home and respectable neighborhood free of litter. Any important decision would lead him to do extensive research to make sure it met his expectations. Most notably, any new car purchase had to pass a rigorous set of standards to make “The List.” He put thought into everything he did and always wanted to do his best for himself and his family until the very end. He will truly be missed.
Friends may call Friday, January 20th from 4-7PM and a service will be held Saturday, January 21st at 10AM both at Crawford Funeral Home, 495 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14610. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Hildebrandt Hospice in Mike’s memory, who took amazing care of him and his family in his final days. https://rrhgive.org/giving (Please make sure gift designation is set to "RRH - Hospice Care Hildebrandt Campus Fund")