Michael J. Lasek STILLWATER – Michael J. Lasek, 74, of Riverwood Apts., died suddenly at home, Sunday July 14th, after being stricken. Born in Troy, Oct. 20, 1938, son of the late Michael and Florence Lasek, Mike was a 1957 graduate of Catholic Central High School, where he excelled in football. A cook for most of his life, Mike and his late wife ran Carol's Diner in Stillwater for years, and previously had worked at the 1776 Diner in Schuylerville and Rivers Edge of Stillwater. A Past Exalted Ruler for the Mechanicville-Stillwater Elks Lodge 1403, Mike enjoyed his time at the local Elks Lodge, where he had also been a former Trustee. After his wife's death, Mike spent much of his time at the Lodge, helping out in Club activities and attended most social functions. A high average bowler, he had a number of 300 games and 800 triples. For a big man, Mike had a smooth delivery, and was very competitive. His wife, Carol Wells Lasek died in 2005. Survivors include two daughter and their husbands: Karen and Mark Minick of Stillwater, Janet and David Such of Watervliet, 4 grand and 2 great grandchildren, along with his bother John “Jackie” Lasek of Florida, along with nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will be held on Friday, Aug. 2nd at 7 PM at the Elks Lodge, 302 Park Ave., Mechanicville. A gathering of friends will be held at 6 PM at Elks Lodge, prior to the Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may b made to the Elks Lodge or the Stillwater Rescue Squad, in memory of Mike Lasek. www.devito-salvadorefh.com to leave condolences and for directions.
Published in The Saratogian on July 31, 2013