- November 5, 1962 - October 12, 2016
- Irvine, California
of Michael's Passing
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“Mike was in my class at Mater Dei High School. He was always very positive & upbeat. Once he ended up in the Palm Hospital in Garden Grove. I...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Father Smith - Teacher
“We are so sorry for your loss, but know that Mike is in a far better place. Soon we will all be together again. Until that time, I pray that that...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: David & Nora Steiner - CA
“Mike and I worked together in both the Sales and Real Estate organizations at AT&T (SBC, Pacific Bell) for over 25 years, sharing office space for...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Wade Springer - Mission Viego, CA
“I met Mike when I was 12 years old at St. Bonaventure. I thought Mike was the coolest kid in the school in 7th grade. I was inspired by Mike to...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Mark Mancino - NB, CA - Friend
“Mike was an incredible friend, loved by many, powerful, honest, trustworthy and you would take 1 of Mike over many, because he did what he said and...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: April Palmer - Newport Beach, CA
“Johsz Family so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I use to work with him and Wade at AT&T - Mike was always professional and did his job expertly....Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Carolyn Clopton - Long Beach, CA
“I met Mike when I was 13 years old when he picked up my sister, Jill, for their first date. Four years later I was the maid of honor in their...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Julie Hansen - CA - Family
“I met Mike over 20 years ago when he was with Pac Bell. Little did we know but we grew a great friendship over the next couple of decades dealing...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Maury Gentile - Redondo Beach, CA
“Mike and I worked together for more than 13 years. I was privileged to be his supervisor for that time. Truth be told, nobody was really his boss. He...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Cort Bishop - San Rafael, CA
“Dear Johsz Family- My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult season. Here are a few fond memories:-We started our careers together...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Mark Bennett - Newport Beach, CA
“Mike holds a very special place in my heart. He was an amazing negotiator that brought real value to the shareholders of AT&T. But Mike was also a...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Ann Marie Ayres - Livermore, CA
“Jill and I have been friends since we were 7 years old. We grew up one street away from each other. I remember when Mike and Jill met. Their first...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Laurel Harkins - Huntington Beach, CA
“Mike married my cousin Jill 30 years ago. He was a wonderful husband and father, and I am so sorry for his entire family. We should all donate in...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Darin Malloy - Florence, KY
“So good looking, and yet so kind, is how I remember Mike from Mater Dei. And over the years, seeing him around town, he always greeted me with a...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Sonja Key - Tustin, CA
“Mike was a fine young man who came from a great family.
15 of 15 | Posted by: Gary Fennell - Ridgefield, WA
McCormick and Son Mortuaries
Michael Johsz passed away on October 12, 2016 at the age of 53. He was the husband of Jill Johsz. He met Jill when he was 19 years old at Golden West College. They shared 30 years of marriage together, and have two beautiful daughters, Krista Marie Bosshart and Stephanie Ann Messick.
Born in Los Angeles, California on November 5, 1962, he is the son of George and Dorothy Johsz. Mike attended St. Bonaventure Catholic School and Mater Dei High School. Mike lettered in football, baseball and track. He graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in April of 1985. He recently retired from AT&T after working 25+ years as a Regional Manager of Corporate Real Estate.
Mike was an avid golfer. He never turned down an invitation to golf, even if only with a few minutes notice. If he wasn't on the golf course, you could find him at Roger Dunn trying out his next putter or set of clubs that was sure to fix his game. He loved travelling up to the central coast to wine taste in Paso Robles, hit all his favorite restaurants in San Luis Obispo, and his favorite ice cream shop in Avila Beach for his Doc Bernstein's birthday cake ice cream.
He will be remembered for being a great husband, father, and friend. He always put his family first, and was an honest individual with bar none character. We will always remember his unique sense of humor and straight-forward attitude. Mike always had the ability to see the positive in every situation, and never took life too seriously.
He is survived by his wife, Jill Johsz; daughters Krista Marie Bosshart and Stephanie Ann Messick; son-in-laws Erik Thomas Bosshart and Christopher Kirk Messick; parents George and Dorothy Johsz; brothers Stephen Johsz and George Johsz.
The viewing/visitation will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at McCormick & Son Mortuaries located at 25000 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Saddleback Church at the Plaza Room located at 1 Saddleback Parkway, Lake Forest, CA 92630. There will be a luncheon immediately following the service at Saddleback Church at the Terrace Cafe.
In lieu of flowers, Mike requested donations be made to the City of Hope.
Go to http://www.cityofhope.org/donate to make a donation IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL JOHSZ.
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THE GOLF COURSE IN THE SKY
As eighteen flags flew at half mast, and
Glasses were soberly raised high
The latest member was having a ball
At the golf course in the sky
Freed from the gravity of the situation
The first tee shot soared through space
Bringing a wondrous, beaming smile
To a kind, down to earth face
Surrounded by old club friends
Once thought never to be seen again
The infinity course beckoned ahead
Eighteen holes were for mere mortal men
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