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In Memory of Michael Kihara 1944-2007

As I was getting into the car after having dinner with herefox, my cell phone rang. It was G, passing on the bad news that Mike had passed away around 5pm - initial cause was diverticulitis. I don't know much - I heard that he had had surgery today. Damn. Total shock.

Mike was born in Manzanar. He married my cousin Patty in 1968 and has been part of the family ever since. He was originally in banking, but then he ended up working in the same thing Dad did - produce - which worked out well. After work, he could usually be found on the golf course.

He leaves behind his wife Patty, sons Brett & his wife Trisha, and Chris & his wife Abby. Grandchildren - Tina and Brendan. Chris and Abby are expecting their first in July.

Mom always made sure that there was a banana cream pie at Thanksgiving for him.

I'll miss his mischievious grins.

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tammy_g
May. 18th, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, Deb. You've been through so much lately. I'm so sorry! *hugs* Let me know if there's anything I can do; an ear, a shoulder.... My thoughts are with you and your family.
herefox
May. 18th, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
*HUGS* I'm sorry.
trektone
May. 18th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
Condolences to you. Yow, I didn't know one could pass away from diverticulitis.
debmats
May. 18th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
Something was infected.
trektone
May. 18th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
My dad was diagnosed with diverticulitis (boils? sacs?) a couple of years before he passed away. I think all we did was be aware of the condition and try to get him to eat more foods w/fiber.

Hugs to you! And hope all goes well this weekend!
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