Michael “Mike” Jerome Yanachik (January 28, 1950 - April 04, 2023)

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Michael “Mike” Jerome Yanachik
  • January 28, 1950
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  • April 04, 2023

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Michael “Mike” Jerome Yanachik, 73, returned to his heavenly home on April 4, 2023. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God and Jesus supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.

Mike was the first born January 28, 1950 of twin boys in Detroit, MI to the late Eugene and Virginia (Bozek) Yanachik. Mike and his twin brother, Dennis, were lifelong friends. He was immersed in the Catholic community that would be his lifelong support from an early age being enrolled in elementary school at St Josephat Church in Detroit, MI and graduating from Detroit Catholic High School located by Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Mike considered going into the seiminary but “decided he liked girls too much”. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in industrial management and supported the school ever since. Mike retired in 2008 from General Motors (GM) after working in automotive aftermarket sales for 38 years at the only company he worked for after graduating college. Mike was a church usher and active in the Knights of Columbus after retiring to the Villages, FL.

Mike was blessed with a loving family. He married Shirley Anne Winchester on September 9, 1972 in Detroit, MI. Their two sons, Keith and Mark, were born in western Pennsylvania and were raised with a strong emphasis on education, religion, sports participation, and music.

Mike is survived by his wife Shirley; his sons Keith and his wife Cindy, and Mark and his wife Melissa; his grandchildren Sophie, Jack, Alec, Matthew, and Jonathan; and his in-laws Dana, Jeanne and her husband Rocky, and Dianne and her husband Ken. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother.

Funeral services will be 11:00am April 21, 2023 at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Wildwood, FL. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the Lazarus Medical Clinic in Wildwood, FL.

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  1. Bob malone says:
    15 Mar 2024
    So sorry to learn while traveling to Florida my old friend Mike Yanachik had passed away. We had so much fun working in the ACDelco Sales and Marketing. I wish I could have played golf with again. We played a number of times while traveling on business.

  2. Jack & Janet Fissel says:
    21 Apr 2023
    First met Mike when he came to the Philadelphia area wtih AC Delco. Could not have been a nicer guy and a great professional. He had such a deep religious belief and devotion to Shirley ....... it that was so amazing.
    I'm sorry for your family loss. I'm glad that his difficulities are in the past and he is finally at peace.

  3. Jeanne Roe lit a candle:
    20 Apr 2023
    Lit since April 20, 2023 at 4:33:36 PM

  4. Dianne Kanaby lit a candle:
    20 Apr 2023
    Lit since April 20, 2023 at 4:32:59 PM

  5. Alan Kanaby says:
    20 Apr 2023
    You will forever be in our hearts! We all love and miss you...
    (Alan, Kyrie, Riley, Luna)

  6. Alan Kanaby lit a candle:
    20 Apr 2023
    Lit since April 20, 2023 at 4:01:14 AM

  7. Joe and Dianne Rahaim says:
    13 Apr 2023
    We met Mike and his wonderful wife, Shirley, when we attended a Marriage Encounter weekend in Michigan. His fun spirit and devotion to Shirley and his religion drew us to them as a couple and we became friends. We were so happy when they decided to move to The Villages and we continued to be friends.
    We will remember Mike as a man of great faith, always a gentleman and always up for fun. Goodbye good friend, see you in heaven.
    Joe and Dianne Rahaim

  8. John Calandro says:
    10 Apr 2023
    I will miss him as a friend and fellow SPARTAN!!!

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