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Michael Star

March 17, 1953 ~ July 1, 2018 (age 65)

A much loved husband, father and son , Michael P Star passed away peacefully at his home July 1, 2018 with his family present. He had bravely confronted and fought cancer. He was born March 17 , 1953 in Rome New York. Mike moved to Monterey at the age of 2 when his father Peter became stationed at Fort Ord. Mike attended Monterey schools and graduated from Monterey High in 1971.Since 1979, Mike has excelled in his career at Couch Distributing where he worked his way from beer sales to IT coordinating, Mike was well known and respected by all his accounts. Mike was an active member of the F.D.E.S Portuguese Society, he loved the Portuguese Community and although being of German decent, he would often joke that he was an adopted Portuguese. Mike was known for his humor and generous nature, but  above all , Mike was absolutely devoted to his wife and family. He was a father and Son who always involved himself in every detail of his Children and Mother's lives and supported, respected and loved his wife unconditionally. He was a man of strong faith, believing in the power and strength of Jesus Christ’s love and the beauty and peace that would await him after his passing.

Mike will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 14 years, Elizabeth Star , his mother Trudy Star, his daughter Chrystal Star,  stepchildren Michael Macedo and Natalie Macedo, mother-in law Dorothy Fagundes , his fur babies Pico and Peaches, and many loyal cousins and caring friends. He was preceded in death by his father , Peter Star.

A memorial Mass will be held at San Carlos Cathedral , Saturday July 14th @ 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations to SPCA or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Finally, Mike's family would like to thank the medical team at Pacific Cancer Care, Dr. Zach Koontz, Dharma Naidu, C.H.O.M.P, George Couch and Geoff Couch, and all his loyal friends and family members that stepped up and did their utmost to support and care for Mike, and his family, through his difficult battle. You are all angels, in our eyes!

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