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Gay USN (ret.), Capt. Michael Hubert - La Jolla  
Capt. Gay was born May 11, 1944, in Honolulu, HI, and passed away August 6, 2015, after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was affectionately known throughout his life as 'Buzzy', a nickname given him by local soldiers in Hawaii because of his perpetual airplane imitations. His very early years were spent in Kauai and San Francisco prior to moving to La Jolla at the age of five. He then attended Bird Rock Elementary School through grade six followed by what was then La Jolla Jr./Sr. High. From high school he briefly attended San Diego State University before transferring to UCLA. Following graduation, he was accepted in OCS receiving his commission in Army intelligence and becoming a member of their Special Forces unit serving two full tours in Vietnam. Ironically, he subsequently served in the Navy Reserve for 20 years retiring as a Navy Captain. After returning from the war, he attended Hastings College of Law receiving his J.D. followed shortly thereafter by graduate work at New York University receiving an LLM. And it was during law school that he met and eventually married Gloria Knox in March, 1975 and in 1990 had their most precious possession, a beautiful daughter, Lauren, who became and was always the apple of her father's eye. A varied legal career took him through the corporate world including DynaMed, Fujitsu, U.S., eventually culminating at Sun MicroSystems that took him from Silicon Valley to Boulder and to San Diego. Buzzy enjoyed life, surfing in his youth while spending many hours on the beach, was a prodigious reader, loved hanging with close friends, but most of all traveling with daughter Lauren all over the world. He particularly liked to go skiing with her while crowning himself 'King of the Greens.' As his Parkinson's progressed, the thing that kept him going was the everlasting love for Lauren, constant humor and support from his personal assistant and dear friend, Bryan Palmer, and his love and devotion for and from his fiancée, Marilyn Macrate. He will always be known for his sense of humor, as Master of Ceremonies for his high school reunions and, most importantly, his caring for others. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Plaister Gay, and his father, Hubert Gay. He is survived by his daughter, Lauren. Services will be held Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 4:30 pm at La Jolla Christian Fellowship, 627 Genter St., La Jolla, immediately followed by a Celebration of Life at Harry's Coffee Shop where he and friends spent many a morning.
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Published in La Jolla Light on Aug. 27, 2015
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