OBITUARY

Michael "Pops" John Venini

June 30, 1949September 19, 2021
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Michael John Venini, 72, of Portland, Oregon, Passed away September 19th 2021, in comfort care at OHSU surrounded by the love of his Sons.

Mike was born June 30, 1949 in Corvallis, Oregon to Edward Venini and Mildred Joyce Nilsson. Mike attended Marshall High School and later began a 40+ year career as Owner/Operator with Radio Cab Company.

Mike loved his family, particularly all of his grandchildren. He had a passion for reading, technology and sports, with baseball being his favorite. He enjoyed every adventure that each new day would bring and living life to its fullest.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Venini and Mildred Joyce Nilsson; his stepmother Barbara Dickson-Venini; his first wife, Roni Venini; his second wife, Cheryl Hook; and his eldest son, Kevin Venini. He is survived by sons, Chris Venini, Jesse Venini, Marshall McFarlane and Mike Hook-Venini; grandchildren, Devon, Luke, Lucious, Amilli and Cameron; Sister, Victoria Ponce; and brothers, Steve Venini and Joe Venini.

Funeral arrangements will be held at 10:00 am, Friday October 15th, 2021, at Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services – Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes in Portland.

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Ashley aka Skittles Rogers

October 11, 2021

So many beautiful memories of Mike (the great one pops ) from chasing waterfalls, listening to waves crashing on the coast. Was always the best time listening to your stories. You we're a kind, gentle, wise man .. who loved a good beer and laughs. Going to miss coming to you with my problem and you giving me a wise man's advice. Your laugh, memories and your words will always be with me . Love you pops

Daishau B

October 11, 2021

Oh dearest Michael, you were such a sweet friend to me. I have so many fond memories, and will never forget you. All the pool games and adventures we had, and meals at Dinicola’s or just hanging out at your place talking. You were one of my first new friends I had made when moving up here to Portland from a small Oregon town years ago. You taught me a lot about this city, and we shared many a good stories from us both being in the service industry. Many things we shared laughs, cries and lots of good times. You were a pillar of Twilight, and you have so many old pictures you shared, memories of the many different owners and decades of that place we all called our home away from home. I am sorry you never got to see Twilight’s newest phase after the move. I will make sure to pop a corona in your honor, and beat someone at pool if there’s a table there (haha). You and I had been talking all up until you had a scare, and I wasn’t sure what had happened as I never heard back. I kept looking and trying to find you, and today I did with a heavy heart. I know now that you are resting and no longer in pain. I am just so sad I didn’t make it back from Colorado in time to come see you. I hope you know I had been thinking of you daily my heart is just so heavy knowing that’s the last we have together. To his family my heart goes out to you all, “Pops” will be forever missed! Until we meet again friend, love Daishau

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