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Mickele R. Speciale


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Mickele R. Speciale Obituary
MICKELE R. SPECIALE 1926 2015 Mickele R. Speciale, 89, died June 15, 2015, in his hometown of Riverside, California. A private Celebration of Life Service will be held, at his request, for family and friends. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, the son of Filippo and Guiseppie (Amato) Speciale, Mike graduated from Portland's Commerce (Cleveland) High School in 1944 and then attended The University of Portland, graduating in 1949. He served in the United States Air Force as a Corporal in the Reserves during World War II and the Korean War. In 1958, he moved his young family to Riverside, California working in the area of accounting and business forms for several companies, including NCR. He eventually began his own company, Empire Business Forms, of which he was the President and CEO until he retired. Mike not only took pride in his business, but also truly appreciated the friends and associates he made during his time in business. Mike always strove to live life to the fullest; staying active in his profession, traveling, as a member of the Tyrolean Ski Club, one of the founding members of the Sitzmarkers Ski Club and as a member of the Riverside Elks Lodge. In his later years, Mike enjoyed being with his companion Haide and spending time with his family and beloved dog, Rocky. His close friends, family and grandchildren will always remember him for his backyard parties, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Crowding all of his grandchildren in his hot tub was often a summer tradition. Mickele is survived by his brother Sam Speciale and sister Nellie Webber; daughter Diane and son-in-law Hans; son Mark and daughter-in-law Blair; son-in-law Gerald; eight grandchildren; and many close friends. His daughter Donna passed away in June 2011.
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Published in Press-Enterprise from July 18 to July 19, 2015
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