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1948 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
MICHAEL DAKOF 7/21/1948 - 7/21/2010

Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1948, Michael followed his heart and the love of his life, Pam, to Chico, California in 1969. For over forty years, Mike remained an entrepreneur, businessman and member of the community. Mike's love of life was an inspiration to all. Over the past six years Mike had been faced with an extraordinary amount of adversity. When he was diagnosed with cancer, he made certain that he would fight it in the same way that he had lived his life, with strength, courage, and most importantly with a great sense of humor.

Mike loved skiing and especially golf. Even with his limitations, Mike was able to get onto the golf course and onto the slopes until the very last few months of his life.

For all of us whose lives have been touched by Mike, we are extremely fortunate, and know that his advice, encouragement, eclectic expanse of knowledge, and love, will be sincerely missed. Mike was a "Character" whose personality and kind spirit was infectious, and his concern always genuine. Mike will survive through the love of his family, friends, and all those he had shared his life with.

Michael is survived by his wife, Pam; sons, Jay and Scott; his mother, Irma Dakof, and a sister, Gayle Dakof-Liddle.

A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 23, 2010 at the Jewish Cemetery, 1874 Feather River Blvd., Oroville, followed by a Celebration of Mike's Life at Newton-Bracewell Funeral Home in Chico at Noon.

Memorial Donations may be made to () in care of the funeral home.

You may share your thoughts online at nbcfh.com.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on July 22, 2010
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