Michael John Orlich

May 25, 1954April 14, 2013
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Michael John Orlich, 58, unexpectedly passed away on April 14, 2013 at his home in Austin, Texas. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Sandra Orlich for 36 years. He is survived by his two sons, Chad and wife Allison Orlich of Austin, and John Orlich of Houston. He is also survived by his parents Dorothy and Nick Orlich of Kingwood, Texas, his mother-in-law Louise McCown, and his brother Steven from Bellingham, Washington.

Born in New Jersey, Michael attended college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He was a loyal employee at Toshiba International for 35 years, where he advanced to the prestigious title of Western Regional Sales Manager. In his spare time, he was an avid fisherman and enjoyed caring for his garden.

A visitation was held at Kingwood Funeral Home, 22800 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, Texas, 77339 on Saturday, April 20, 2013. He will be loved and missed by many.


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, April 20, 2013

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Scott Holdridge

May 12, 2014

You are very missed by all.........

Steve Mercer

April 24, 2013

To Mike's family, I was a fraternity brother of Mike and though we have never met, I hope it will help ease your pain that when I think of my years in college, one memory that shines through is meeting and living in the house with this generous, funny and intense man. God bless you!

Debbie Tucker

April 22, 2013


I pray that God wrap his loving arms around you.
All my love, Debbie Tucker

Steve Orlich

April 22, 2013

Sandy, Nick and Dottie, I'm so saddened to hear about Michael's passing. It was too soon. My prayers are with you.

April 20, 2013

Sandy, John, Chad, Nick and Dottie. Our thoughts are with you on this sad occassion. With deepest sympathy, Dick and Maria Orlich-Healy.

Ken, Kathy, Scott Santschi

April 20, 2013

Sandy, Chad and John,
Kathy, Scott and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

April 20, 2013

Still in shock over the loss. I feel lucky to have had the pleasure of working with Mike. He was a great mentor and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Doug & Julie Fullerton

Scott D. Holdridge

April 20, 2013

Sandy & Family, you have my very heartfelt sympathy and support and prayers. Mike was a wonderful, funny, supportive, and great friend thru our interwoven lives, and to my father (Jim Holdridge) and family. He will be greatly missed by all, but never forgotten in our hearts.
Scott D. Holdridge & Family

Dave & Shirley Felak

April 19, 2013

What can be said? Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to the whole Orlich family. Nick & Dottie please know that others are also sharing in your loss as well.

Zack Schwartz

April 19, 2013

John, I am deeply saddened for you and your family's loss. Mike was a great guy. I'll always remember spending time with you and your family at your house in Vancouver.