Michael L Park
January 3, 1967 – September 30, 2020
Michael L Park was born on January 3, 1967 and passed away on September 30, 2020 and is under the care of Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery.
Funeral Service will be held on October 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, 950 Chiquita Blvd S, Cape Coral, Florida.
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Saturday, October 24, 2020
Michael L Park
October 24, 2020
Growing up Mike and I were more like siblings than cousin's. We would tease each other constantly, and laugh constantly. As we got older, Mike always looked out for me. Every club I went to, Mike seemed to always end up there too and made sure every guy knew that I was his cousin and that he was watching. He was a great protector, with a loving heart and a great sense of humor.
At my wedding reception, he and my Uncle went from table to table to be in every table picture. I remember him laughing so hard telling me what they had done. Such an imfectious laugh he had.
We lost touch for a while when he moved to Florida and we both were raising our families. Whenever we did get to talk, he would tell me all about what Nicolette and Michael were up to. He spoke with so much pride and love. He loved his children.
I am very grateful that Mike and I were back in touch for the past few years. He was working very hard to the person he wanted to be, and it showed. With all of the changes in Mike's life, one thing never changed. His love for ALL of his family. I will miss hearing his "love ya" and hearing the excitement in his voice when he spoke.
I loved Mike like a brother. I know he will be looking over all of his loved ones from Heaven. May he rest in peace 💔
Patricia & Erwin Laxamana
October 24, 2020
Mike, you were a huge part of our lives. We where friends for over 32 years and you where such a great person. We have so many fond memories of you and you will always be a huge part of our lives with all of the milestonesinl we have shared and we will always cherish. You will be truly missed. We love you!
October 22, 2020
Michael was my brother. As children, he and I always fought, which made everyone around us crazy! In proper big brother form, he’d pick on me until my breaking point, in which case I’d either cry or tattle on him, and sometimes both. This went on for about 20 years or so! He also made it known to any boyfriend I had that he was the only one allowed to make me cry! Or else.
He taught me how to climb trees, build a treehouse, find salamanders, how to play hockey, how to skip stones across the water, how to stand up for myself, and so much more.
My brother’s sense of humor was a barrier and a coping mechanism. If he liked you, he’d stop at nothing to make you laugh (and especially at your expense). For me, he would always tell people that my family nickname was ”tush.” I'd always turn red and want to kill him for saying so!
Although I didn't see it often, when warranted he’d show his tender side. It was soft, intelligent, endearing, and it was my favorite side of him. It was in those moments that I genuinely felt adored and protected.
Once Michael took his family to Florida, I only saw him a handful of times. On one occasion, I called and was upset about something. I told him all about it, and after his pep talk, I said, ”I wish you were here,” as I sobbed. He told me to go outside and look at the moon; when I did, he added, ”now we're both looking at the same moon.”
Whenever I see the moon, he’s the first person I think of. Though now, when I see the moon, I cry. I just want to hear his voice and see him laugh, if only one more time.
If anyone has a video or audio recording of him laughing, I would love to have a copy.
I truly hope my brother is finally at peace and will now more than ever, reek havoc on anyone that makes me cry! I love you, Michael!
October 21, 2020
Michael was my dear nephew whom I loved like a son.I took care of him as a child when his mom couldn’t.We shared many good times together.My favorite was when I took him with my children to Six Flags Great Adventure.He had such a good time there.His smile and the look on his face was precious!Michael will be missed but never forgotten!Always in my heart and now in Heaven with his cousin Douglas W. Kelly (my son)❤️🙏
October 21, 2020
I remember Michael as the Captain of Muskrat Co.# 8 in West Babylon, N.Y. He was a dedicated volunteer of the fire service there and we will always remember him. He loved bringing the kids to the firehouse and he also "enjoyed" our social nights when we celebrated 1st place for inspection or our company getaways with our wives. Hearing about Michaels passing was a shock to us and we began reminiscing and sharing stories in the lobby at Station #3...the place where all stories begin....On behalf of Co.#8, our condolences to his family.
Feel free to contact me through email....I am in Cape Coral this week visiting family and would enjoy seeing you. Brian Miller
October 6, 2020
Mike Park was my brother-in-law. The thing that I remember at holiday dinners is that he would annoy the hell out of me by trying to get my goat about the things he didn’t like. But then there are others memories of Mike being kind hearted and if there was help that you needed he would be there. He also had the ability to talk to even a stranger as if he knew them for a long time.
I am sorry for the loss of Michael Park.
Words cannot express.