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Michael "Mike" Burianek

Michael "Mike" Burianek, 58, of Sheffield Village, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 7, 2013. He was born April 17, 1954 to Joseph and Marcella (nee Marshall) Burianek in Rochester, Pennsylvania.

Mike worked as a floral designer for 30 years, most recently for Arkay Floral and Gifts in Brunswick. He enjoyed spending time with his grandson, gardening and building model trains. Mike was in the midst of putting together a large aquarium for his fish.

Mike was always one to make people laugh, no matter how rough their day had been; you could always count on Mike to bring a smile to your face. Mike has touched so many lives and warmed so many hearts with his loving spirit. He will always be remembered and forever missed by all who knew him. Mike, may you rest in peace; and for those you leave behind, we will find comfort in knowing that you will be watching over us.

Mike will be greatly missed by his beloved wife, Sue (nee Walls); loving children, Becky-Sue of Sheffield Village and Kristin (Brandon) Light of Elyria; treasured grandson, Alexander; sisters, Patricia Rose Burianek and Cheryl Vallecorsa; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph, Jr.

Family will receive friends Monday, February 11, 2013 from 4 to 8 P.M. at Waite and Son Funeral Home, 3300 Center Road, Brunswick. Celebration of Life will follow at 8 P.M. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions may be left in Mike's memory to the American Heart Association, 1689 E. 115th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106-3988.

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