Sarakay Michno Obituary, Death – Sarakay Michno passed away peacefully at home on August 28, 2021, with her daughters by her side. One of the eight kids born to John and Christina (Chulak) Garay was Sarakay. She was born in Passaic, New Jersey, and her family relocated to a farm in Sandbrook, Hunterdon County, when she was a year old. Sarakay completed her high school education at Flemington in 1943. She began working for Diehls Manufacturing in 1943. After marrying Raymond R. Michno, Sr. on June 7, 1947, she moved to Manville.
She spent a large portion of her life working and caring for her family. She worked with Johns-Manville and RCA for 33 years, managing the testing and quality control labs for government initiatives. She permanently departed RCA in 1988. Over the course of her life, Sarakay enjoyed a wide range of pastimes, including softball, bowling, cultivating her own vegetables and roses, and seeing a lot of musicals and concerts. Family vacations, which included trips to lakes, the beach, amusement parks, and other important destinations, were her favorite hobby.
She and her husband visited 46 of the 50 states while on a trip that stopped in the Caribbean and Canada. Her favorite trip was the one she traveled to Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic in 2001 with her daughter and two grandchildren. She had the chance to visit the two countries where her parents were born and brought up. Sarakay offered to work as a patient transporter for Somerset Medical Center’s Women’s Auxiliary (RWJ). She was also an active member of the Manville Senior Citizens group and the Rosary Society at Christ the King Church.
Up until the age of 92, she spent 28 years participating in the Manville Senior’s Summer Aquatic Club. Along with her parents and son Raymond (Rick) R. Michno, Jr., Sarakay was also preceded in death by her siblings John, Ludwig, George, Emil, Alex, William, and Mary (Michalowski). In addition to her great-grandsons Owen Genovesi and Matthew Daniels, she is survived by her grandchildren Michael (Regina) Daniels, Mark Daniels, John Perhach, and Kristina Perhach. She will be missed by her countless nieces, nephews, extended family, and close friends.