February 21, 1950 ~ March 24, 2022

Born in: Manhattan, NY
Resided in: Miller Place, NY

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Michael C. Stanek, 72, of Miller Place passed away unexpectedly on March 24, 2022.  Beloved husband of Sharon and loving father of Kerri (Mike) Neligon and Chris (Erin).  Loving grandfather of Connor, Kaitlin, Olivia, Emma and Colin. Devoted brother of Lynn Calby.  He also leaves behind many extended family members and friends.  

Mike was born on February 21, 1950 in Manhattan to Charles and Lillian Stanek. He grew up in Huntington and has been a long time resident of Miller Place.  Mike was a beloved math teacher for 30 years at Sachem South and East.  He also coached varsity bowling and golf for many years.  
A kind, fun, generous man, Mike had a great sense of humor.  He loved the Yankees, the Giants, golf and traveling but most of all he loved his family.  Mike and Sharon were college sweethearts and shared a wonderful marriage of 49 years.  His children and grandchildren were also the light of his life.  He was always there for them.  He especially loved playing with his grandchildren, watching their sporting events, helping with math homework, planning family vacations and helping care for them.  
Mike had a profound impact on everyone who knew him and there are no words to express how much he will be missed.


Visitation: April 3, 2022 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Mass: April 4, 2022 11:00 am

St. Louis de Montfort R.C. Church
75 New York Avenue

Private- Cremation:

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  1. candleMy heartfelt and profound condolences go out to Sharon and the family. Mike was such a good man, and no words can express the effect his passing will have on his family and friends. He will be so greatly missed.

  2. To one of the best!!
    Thanks for all the great times!
    Hopefully the Yankees can bring it home for you this year!

  3. What a terrible loss for all of us. Mike is one of the finest people I know. He was always quick with a smile and a positive comment. I have a guitar I got from Mike years ago, and when I play it, he’s near by. Sharon, I am so very sorry for your loss. God bless/

  4. Mike was a wonderful teacher, a great colleague, and a true gentleman. He had a wonderful, genuine smile for everyone he came across. He will be missed. Mike’s family will be in my prayers.

  5. candleSharon and family…I am so sorry to hear of Mike passing. Mike always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. May your memories give you peace and comfort.

  6. Sharon, We are so sorry… Thinking of you and your family during this incredibly difficult and sad time, wishing you strength and comfort in the days ahead.
    Anne and Dan Sweeney

  7. candleSharon,
    Words cannot describe the sadness in hearing about the passing of Mike. I will always remember the great times we had at Sachem South. You and Mike together smiling and making people laugh. You and the family will be in my prayers.
    Gene Higgins

  8. Sharon and family, I am so saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. Your loss is a loss for everyone Mike ever met. He was one of the kindest men I have ever had the pleasure of calling my colleague. I remember him always with a smile and a pleasant word for all. My sincere condolences. May God bless him and all of you.

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