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Michael Vargas


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Michael Vargas Obituary
MICHAEL SERGIO VARGAS Age 29, passed away on May 31, 2015. He was born on March 21, 1986 in Fountain Valley, CA. He resided in Hemet, but grew up in Riverside, CA. He was a graduate of MLK High School, and was nearing completion of a BS degree from University of Phoenix. Michael was a proud Marine for 8 years and served twice overseas in Iraq. He was a Corporal, Rifle Expert, and Pistol Sharp-shooter. He was awarded a Good Conduct Medal, Sea Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal, & Certificate of Appreciation. He was an Anti-tank Assultman, was Marine Corp Martial Arts qualified, and Assultman, VFW Trustee. He had worked at Auto Zone for 5 years. Michael was a devoted father to his 8 month old daughter, Amerie, and loved his fiance, Victoria, with all of his heart. Michael had a very close relationship with his family, especially his sister Melissa. Michael was proud to be an American and he was proud of his Scottish and Hispanic heritage. Michael was always the first to stand and help others in need. Michael is survived by his fiance Victoria Cerda; daughter Amerie Vargas; parents Sergio and Margaret (Maggie) Vargas; sister Melissa (Misa) Vargas; grandparents James and Peggy Crichton; 10 aunts, 9 uncles, 38 cousins, and 1 godson. Graveside service will be on Wednesday, June 10, 9:30am at Riverside National Cemetery with a Celebration of Life at 11:00am at East Hills Community Church on Orange Terrace Pkwy. in Riverside, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made on behalf of their daughter, under Margaret Vargas, Provident Bank, 19348 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92508, Routing 322270518, Acct #5283122.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on June 7, 2015
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