Mike Contreras, 70, of San Pedro, CA, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2013 surrounded by his entire loving family. He was born March 30, 1943 in San Pedro, CA. Mike married the love of his life, Irma Rodriguez Contreras on June 25, 1960. Together they had four beautiful children. He retired after 40 years as a member of ILWU Local 13. He was a steady crane operator for APL for over 20 years. Mike loved family time. His favorite times were attending all of his grandchildren's baseball, softball and basketball games. He was his grandchildrens' biggest fan. He also enjoyed camping and especially loved being with Irma and their family at their vacation home in Bullhead City, AZ. He enjoyed the times he spent with his wife and friends at the senior clubs they were members of. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Irma Clelia; children, Mike Jr., David, Lisa Ortega (Bobby), Steve; and grandchildren, Kenny (Mari), Michael, Vincent (Vicky), Bobby Jr. (Annilissa), Paul (Brittany), Ricky (Maria), Melissa (Arthur), Antoinette (Jordan); and great-grandchildren, Vincent, Bobby, Jenna, Lillian; mother, Lilly Contreras. He will also be missed by many other family and friends. Mike was predeceased by father, Leo Contreras and brothers, Steve and Ray. A deeply sincere "thank you" from the bottom of our hearts to Pacific Dialysis in Lomita. Viewing from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at McNerney's Mortuary, 570 W. 5th St., San Pedro. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 28, 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 575 W. O'Farrell St., San Pedro, followed by burial at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes. Please sign the guestbook
at www.mcnerneysmortuary.com. We love and miss you so much! We know you're watching over all of us forever.
Last tag Grandpa!
Published in Daily Breeze from June 26 to June 28, 2013
McNerney's Mortuary - San Pedro
570 W 5th St. San Pedro, CA 90731