Deaths Death Notices
Michael J., SHEMANCIK
Michael J. Shemancik - 1934 - 2016 Retired Vice President, Try-It Distributing Co. Inc. beloved husband of Shirley (Karas) for 60 years, was raised in Sharpsville, PA. As a youth, he had a large paper route, was active in his church and performed regularly in a popular local polka band. He attended Penn State University, graduating with a BS in business. He and Shirley moved to the Buffalo area in 1959, where Michael worked for Graf, Cutting, and Coit as an accountant. They raised their family of five children - M. David (Laura) Shemancik, Deborah (William) Farrell, Kenneth (Laura) Shemancik, Brian (Terry) Shemancik and Linda (James) Walleshauser in Clarence. Michael began his career at Try-It Distributing Co. Inc. in 1968. He was promoted from Controller to Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in 1982, assuming full responsibility for the financial management of five affiliate companies anchored by Try-It. Michael was also an avid golfer and long-time member at Transit Valley Country Club. He played in local and national golf tournaments including Pro-Am events with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. He retired in 2003 as the Senior Vice President and served on the Board of Directors thereafter, as well as other local boards. Michael will be missed by many but always remembered as a devoted family man, person of integrity, and a classy gentleman. His interest in golf, music, and family involvement kept him vibrant to the end. The family celebrated Michael and Shirley's 60th wedding anniversary with a trip to Hilton Head Island just a few weeks ago. Refer to death notice for services.