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This is exactly how I remember Mike. A bottle of red, a big smile, lots of laughs and a generous heart. Sending my heartfelt condolences to the family.
jim & regina
diane & family, we are so sad to read the newspaper today of mike’s passing. upon our retirement to fernandina we met you both at the club gym. enjoyed talking to you both about terrific foods from around the world, cooking. i also had a few discussions on the stock markets with mike. sadly the pandemic created some separation to all of us. mike was a really kind man. always a smile on his face perhaps because he always said to me you were an unbelievable cook. our deepest sympathy to you and family. 💕
Glenn and Catherine Castaldo
We are very sorry for your loss.
I was sorry to hear of my uncle Mikes passing. My prayers go out to the family especially Diane during this time of grief and sorrow. I remember Mike as being happy and hard working. He was quite a businessman and yet I always knew his heart was with his family. He did enjoy his cars, that red 914 will be in my memory for sure. He inspired me to get into software and systems which I am grateful for. I remember the good times. Mike will certainly be missed as his smile and cheery “Hi” would always come through as genuine. I hope and pray the rest of the family experience Gods grace at this time.
Michael Edward Wesnak
Michael Edward Wesnak of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away December 16, 2022. His wife and best friend of 59 years, Diane (Rehm) Wesnak was by his side.
Mike was born on March 25, 1943 in Scranton, PA. to (the late) Irene Grabowski Wesnak and Michael Wesnak. Mike grew up in Scranton and after graduating high school, attended the University of Scranton and married Diane on February 23, 1963. They both decided it was time to leave Scranton and embark on their successful life journey together.
Mike received his Masters from University of Hartford and became owner/president of an IT development/consulting corporation based out of Connecticut, Dynex, Inc.
Mike’s number one priority was his family. He and Diane enjoyed many beautiful vacations throughout the United States and abroad. They took their whole family on so many wonderful vacations, which will remain so cherished and memorable to them. He loved playing tennis and enjoyed walks along the beach with Diane.
One of his greatest passions was the love of foreign cars. Locally, for many years, Mike was an annual volunteer for the Amelia Concours d’Elegance event on Amelia Island, which gave him the opportunity to check out some of the most beautiful cars ever made.
Michael was never one to turn down a good meal, he enjoyed large gatherings with family and friends along with the best of wines! He always just wanted everyone to be happy and have a full belly. He believed in a work hard and enjoy life philosophy. He was very caring and giving.
Mike, referred to by his family as ‘Papa’ is survived by his wife, Diane, as well as; daughter, Roxanne (Wesnak) O’Rourke, her spouse Geoffrey G. Damico, grandson, Thomas E. O’Rourke IV and great grandchild, Chloe.
Mike leaves behind his sister, Christine (Wesnak) Gabriel; brother, Thomas Wesnak and his spouse Lisa and sister, Sandra (Wesnak) Stanley and her spouse Bill. Several wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins and aunt.
Mike will always be remembered for his kind heart and infectious smile.
At this time, the family is planning a small private gathering to celebrate his life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mike’s name may be made to; Community Hospice & Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 or give online at support.communityhospice.com.