In Memory of




Obituary for Michael John Shack

For 77 years, Dr. Michael John Shack, lived a full and wonderful life. He was a brilliant neurologist, a devoted husband of 55+ years, raised 3 daddy’s girls, was a doting Zaida/grandpa to 5 amazing kids, a memorable relative and loving friend. Covid took his life on January 15. We are heartbroken at his passing.

He is survived by his wife, Elinor (Schunick) Shack of Baltimore, Maryland and their three daughters, Jennifer Weiner (and husband Aaron) of Aurora, Illinois; Julie Lauritzen of Lake Balboa, California; and Danielle Archuleta (and husband Frankie) of Poway, California. He has 5 amazing grandchildren – Jacob, Matthew, Logan, Brody and Aliyah. Mourning Mike’s passing are also his nieces and nephews Robyn, Bill, Louis, Debbie, John and Bradley and countless relatives and friends from England, Israel and around the country. Michael is rejoined with his first-born daughter Lisa, sister Brenda and his parents, Harry and Evelyn.

Michael remains a beloved founding member of Temple Adat Shalom in Poway where he was a past president and an ardent, loving and supporter of his synagogue family. Donations in Michael’s memory may be made to the Michael Shack Memorial fund at Temple Adat Shalom to pay for a shade structure for the courtyard. Michael’s presence will continue to watch over and shade the community through all their celebrations.