Michael Stanley Sobieralski, 51, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Dublin, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 of heart failure while setting up his tree stand in Franklin County, Ohio.
He was the husband of Cheryl Castle Sobieralski, whom he married June 3, 1989 in Jamestown, New York. Together they had also resided in Columbus for 12 years.
Michael was born Oct. 21, 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of MaryAnn Lynch Sobieralski and the late Edward Paul Sobieralski.
Growing up in the Pittsburgh area, he attended Our Lady of Grace Church in Scott Township and graduated in 1984 from Seton-Lasalle High School in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, where he was an accomplished soccer player, a sport he played throughout college. He also enjoyed playing baseball and hockey.
He graduated from Edinboro University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and minor in computer science. He then earned his MBA from St. Bonaventure University in 1993.
Michael was formerly employed by Bush Industries and Blackstone Ultrasonics in Jamestown before joining Valeo, Inc., where he worked for 19 years. While at Valeo, he held several different management positions including site general manager at plants in Greensburg, Indiana, Smyrna, Tennessee, Alliston, Ontario, Canada and East Liberty, Ohio.
He was an avid outdoorsman whose interest and activities included fishing, hunting, skeet and trap shooting, and golf.
A devoted husband and father to his wife and two daughters, he spent many weekends with them kayaking, hiking and riding his motorcycle. He always looked forward to attending the Indianapolis 500 with his father-in-law, Don Castle.
In addition to his wife, Cheryl, he is survived by two daughters, Margaret Elizabeth of Chicago, and Emily Anne of Greenwood.
Also surviving is his mother, MaryAnn, of Yorktown, Virginia; four sisters, Kitty (Dave) Staskelunas of Yorktown, Virginia, Linda (Mark) Strong of Summerville, South Carolina, Colleen (Julian) Bailes of Lake Forest, Illinois and Karen (Richard) Nuttall of Columbia, South Carolina; his father-in-law, Don Castle of Jamestown, New York; and several aunts and uncles, as well as nieces, nephews, great-nephews and one great-niece.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edward; and his mother-in-law, Nancy Y. Castle.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 28 at Saints Peter & Paul Church.
Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday in the Lind Funeral Home, in Jamestown, New York.
The family suggests memorials be made to The Jamestown Audubon Society, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.
Condolences for Michael’s family may be left at www.lindfuneralhome.com.