Mark H. Shaiken, 73, died Thursday, December 1st, 2017 at his home in Yorktown Heights, after bravely battling pancreatic cancer.
He leaves behind his daughter, Stephanie Shaiken Sukoff, and her husband Jeffrey Sukoff; his son, Andrew Shaiken, and his wife Lisa Shaiken, and 3 grandchildren who he adored. Mark also leaves behind his ex-wife Susan Shaiken, a partner and then friend of 45 years.
Born and raised in Beverly, MA., the son of Archie and Ida (Silver) Shaiken, he was a lifelong resident of Mahopac and Yorktown.
Mark grew up spending 18 summers at Camp Bauercrest, a Jewish boys camp, and always spoke highly of it.
After graduating Beverly High, Mark went to Nasson College and then to University of Vermont where he graduated with a degree in chemisty. He met his wife, Susan Shaiken in Brookline, MA, then moved to New York, where he received his Masters in Operations Research at Iona College. He worked as a chemist, a data processing manager and then a project manager. He finished his career at IBM where he worked as project manager for many years and retired in 2009.
Mark was a very active community member. He was president of Temple Beth Shalom in Mahopac for many years. He was a basketball referee and donated a lot of his time to St John’s church helping the CYO program. In his later years, he was extremely active with AARP as a volunteer to prepare taxes which he was very proud to be a part of.
He loved his kids, grandkids, and the Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots. He will be deeply missed.
A service will be held at Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester on Monday, December 4th at 9:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Northern Westchester Hospital, American Cancer Society, Camp Bauercrest or the Michael J. Fox Foundation