Life Is Fragile

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His birthday is 8-2-57. He passed on 12-21-03. He always went by Mike, so, Mike Marlin would be appropriate. Mike had a heart attack while he was on a wave, and everyone agrees there is no other way he should have gone. He was having the time of his life, as he told his friends that morning, “I don’t care if this is the last time I surf. This is awesome!”  This was completely sudden and unexpected. He was in excellent health. He stayed in shape by surfing every weekend or any given opportunity, and he loved to play tennis. He also played softball every Tuesday in San Clemente. He would have celebrated his 11th year wedding anniversary on 01-08-04 with his wife Marta. He has 2 daughters, Alison (17) and Nikki (10). He was a deeply devoted husband and overly caring father.  He also was a beloved son and brother. We are distraught and shocked at what we have lost. Mike was the most friendly person you’d ever meet. He made it a point to be as positive and nice at all times. He was loved by many and will be missed deeply.