Michael was born in San Francisco, Calif., and spent his childhood and young adult life in the Bay Area before moving to Ketchum, Idaho, in 1980. He worked as a butcher at Atkinsons’ Market and there he met his future wife, Lilia, who was working at Chateau Drug at that time. He subsequently started a business servicing hot tubs in the area. Two years ago, Mike and Lilia moved to the Philippines, where he died.

He is survived by his wife, Lilia of the Philippines; his siblings, John (Eleanor) of Bellevue, Bob (Janice) of Antioch Calif., and Peg Suchomel of Yuma, Ariz.