Michael A. Sharak, age 80, died unexpectedly January 5, 2020 at Tampa General Hospital in Florida. Michael was born December 17, 1939 in Warren, Ohio. Upon high school graduation Mike attended Ohio State University freshmen year and graduated from Youngstown State University with a degree in Accounting/Finance.
Mike worked for General Motors in Cleveland for six years in their financial department before being hired as Chief Financial Officer for a family owned, fastener manufacturing company, Lake Erie Screw Corporation in Lakewood, Ohio. The company went public in 1987 as TriMas Corporation and he remained with the company for 13 years as Executive V.P. of Finance & Administration until retiring December 2000. He and his wife, Donna, resided in Medina, Ohio for 14 years, at Weymouth Country Club and were owners of a car wash in Cuyahoga Falls, OH from 1993 through 2013.
Michael is survived by his wife of 26 years, Donna (Breault). He was preceded in death by his parents, William Earl Sharak and Margaret Sroka; and first wife Nancy (Sontag). He is survived by children, Thomas Sharak (Parma, OH), Cindy Sharak (Brunswick, OH), Brian Sharak (Westlake, OH), Michael LeMire and wife Terrie (San Angelo, TX), and Mark LeMire and wife Deirdre (Lexington, KY), eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Mike and his wife have been members of Bear’s Paw Country Club since 1999 and became permanent residents of Naples in 2005. Mike served as Treasurer on the Board of Governors at Bear’s Paw and Chair of the Finance Committee for four years. Mike enjoyed traveling around the country in the summer months, visiting family, exploring new areas and searching out new restaurants along the way. Mike loved vintage cars, owning three early model Corvettes over the years, going to car shows, and enjoyed playing golf with his wife and friends.
Mike was a man of character who had an enormous impact on the lives of many who knew him over the years. He was humble, generous, and kind; always willing to help others, selfless, caring, and a team player at both work and play.
Donations in his memory may be made to The American Heart Association or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are being made by Fuller Funeral Home, 4735 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL. Memorial services to be announced at a later date in Naples, Florida and also in Cleveland, OH.