Holy Family Catholic Church
1501 Fremont Ave
South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Michael Montgomery

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Michael Montgomery Obituary
September 12, 1936 - November 28, 2018It is with great sadness that the family of longtime Pasadena area attorney, Michael Montgomery, announces his passing on Nov. 28 from natural causes at the age of 82 in Pasadena, CA. He was surrounded by his loving children. Michael was born in Santa Barbara, CA on Sept. 12, 1936 and graduated from South Pasadena High School, UCLA, and USC Law School. He honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1958. He is survived by his children, Michael P. Montgomery, Megan Montgomery Williams, Sarah, Lauren, & Alex Montgomery, and his grandchildren, Mason & Charlotte Williams, and his sister, Margaret Tompkins. He was predeceased by his son Patrick Montgomery. Michael was the former Mayor of South Pasadena and the State Chairman of the California Republican Party. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Alumni Assoc., and the Fair Political Practices Commission. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan appointed him as the Commissioner of the International Commisssion for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna. President George Bush reappointed Michael where he served until 1994. Other affiliations include his longstanding memberships to the Jonathan Club and USC Alumni Association. Loved by so many and known for his generosity, charisma, and sense of humor, Michael Montgomery will be sadly missed and forever remembered. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 29 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 1527 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, CA. Memorial donations in memory of Michael may be made to the California Community Foundation for the Wildfire Relief Fund at www.calfund.org/wildfire-relief-fund/Please sign the guestbook at legacy.com/obituaries/pasadenastarnews.
Published in Pasadena Star-News on Dec. 6, 2018
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