Michael Alan "Mike" Wolfson
1972 - 2020
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Michael 'Mike' Alan Wolfson
May 12, 1972 - July 22, 2020
Mike Wolfson passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in Portland.
Mike touched so many lives. He was, and will always be remembered as a beloved husband, father, son, brother, friend and a kind and courageous human being. Mike enriched everyone he knew. He believed in the inherent good of humanity and would hand you the shirt off his back. He had a wicked sense of humor - was inventive, creative and intelligent. Mike epitomized old fashioned values: love of family, love of friends and hard work. He was a rock, an amazing husband, a loving, playful father and a wonderful son. Mike was born in Grants Pass, Ore., grew up in rural Oregon and Washington and made his home in Portland. He was an entrepreneur and business owner in Portland and provided space for musicians to practice their craft for decades. He joyously and generously helped so many to get on their feet. His legacy will continue forever.
Mike is survived by his wife, Tammar; daughters, Ozma and Elvi; his parents, Pat and Al, sister, Tracy; many nieces and nephews; and his in-laws. He left us too soon and will be so missed.
Mike's family and friends will be conducting a Celebration of Life, date to be determined.
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Published in The Oregonian from Jul. 27 to Jul. 29, 2020.
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July 30, 2020
I knew Mike from grade school, junior high, high school, and college. He was a funny and irreverent friend. I remember him in grade school as a bit shy but easy to talk to.
We went to homecoming together and I remember him bringing 'this is Spinal Tap' for us to watch at a friend's after the event was over. We also went to my first 'adult' science talk in downtown Seattle together, a Richard Leakey presentation about 'Lucy'. It was exciting and sophisticated. Mike was naturally smart so I always felt a bit smarter being around him.
I spent time with him again when i transferred to Evergreen. He lived in a big house in Olympia with other band mates and was extremely cool. He would occasionally invite me to house shows and I remember he was always friendly and inclusive. We stayed up all night on my 21st birthday and watched the sun rise. I joked that if I didn't meet anyone by the time I was 30 I would marry him. He was such a good guy. After college we lost touch but I figured he would do something unique with his life that satisfied his soul.
My deepest condolences to his wife, children, family and friends. I will remember him fondly until the end of my days.
Heather Stacie
Classmate
July 29, 2020
I knew Michael from 1995. He came to work for me at River City Bicycles when I really needed some help, and was a steady voice of reason and a very clear thinker. He came up to me after about six months of working as a mechanic and said, ‘Dave, I’ll do whatever you need me to do, but I’m really not that good of a mechanic. Why don’t you put me in charge of shipping and receiving, and I’ll do sales when it’s not busy?’ That made a lot of sense to me, so he moved the S&R upstairs, to where it stills, and helped me organize the whole process. He was a very good guy to work with, got along with everyone- but was not a pushover.
I bought a really nice guitar from him, a Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean model. Coming from Mike, I assumed that guitar had lived a tough but exciting life.
We always talked bikes, business, and music whenever we saw each other. We had a lot in common, and I’ll really miss him.
David Guettler
Friend
July 29, 2020
Tammar we are thinking of you and the girls every single day. This is such a terrible shock. Mike left such a genuinely warm impression on everyone that crossed his path. Sending you our love today and always.
Dana Atwood
Friend
July 28, 2020
Michael was a great man. Full of fun and frolic. We spent many years together in the Boy Scouts. You will be missed!! I am so sorry for your loss.
Stu Johnson
Classmate
July 28, 2020
l love you. Thank you for showering me with your love and confidence of me- it made all the difference
Leah Cabler
Friend
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