Michael Cina
1954 - 2021
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Michael Cina
May 5, 1954 - January 9, 2021
Puyallup, Washington - Mike passed away January 9, 2021. He was born on May 5th 1954 in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating from Washington State University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, Mike joined the firm of John Austin Architects in Tacoma. Later he would become a partner and then owner of AustinCina Architects which is still located in Tacoma. Mike enjoyed watching Cougar football games on Saturdays and playing a round of golf with friends and family at Fircrest Golf Club. What he loved most was spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Luda (Mila), her 5 children, his daughter, Megan (Cina) Milner, and her spouse, Jerry, sons Kiel, Philip, Finny and Mika, 5 grandchildren Mikey, Jace, Isaiah, Kameron and Kiah, brother Joe, mother Kazuko and several other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years Mariye Ota Cina and his father Nicholas.

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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Jan. 13, 2021.
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January 19, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the family of Mike Cina. Mike and I graduated together at WSU in the Architecture program. Mike was always upbeat and made me laugh. He was a wonderful person and friend and will be greatly missed. I feel very grateful to have had Mike as part of my college experience. Rest in peace Mike.
Stan Cole
January 14, 2021
I have known Mike for over 20 years as one of his Saturday golf friends. We would spend time together at breakfast or lunch at Fircrest discussing a variety of topics. We could always expect and enjoy Mike's keen sense of humor to liven up any discussion. Mike was always willing to assist or add perspective on business matters as well. I will miss Mike's friendship and sense of humor. My sympathy to his family and grandchildren.
Chuck Maiwurm
January 13, 2021
Mike and I would get together for coffee and conversation. I can't think of anyone in my own life time with whom I've any more enjoyed light to deep conversations. Mike was thinking and thoughtful, knowledgeable about a host of subjects, caring, sensitive and sensible, inquisitive, good humored, and questioning.
I feel grateful and fortunate to have had his friendship.
My condolences to his entire family.
Phil Yates
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