Willow Glen Funeral Home

1039 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA


Michael Alex Moritz

October 25, 1962June 18, 2020

Dear, Loving Friends & Family;

We will all take that final journey one day. After a hard fought 2 year battle with lung cancer, Michael passed away at 10:30 am on Thursday, June 18, 2020 in his loving wife’s arms.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary; His son Brian Partyka of San Jose, CA; His daughter Rene Partyka Hardtke and son-in-law Brad Hardtke of Chicago, IL. He has a sister, Melanie Moritz of Oregon.

You can tell from the video below how much we all loved and respected Michael and always will. Over 37 years ago Michael found a way of living that gave him a purpose and a love of life that had an impact on so many other’s lives. He’s been there for so many people with a helping hand, sharing his words of wisdom, his positive attitude on everything, his smile, his contagious laughter and sense of humor, his love of life, his hugs, his passion for music, hockey and boxing. Michael had an enthusiasm for life that never, ever dimmed. He always had the coffee pot on and was always willing to do whatever he could to make life better for others. He will be sorely missed by so many people.

Michael helped people in and out of the program he dedicated his life to. As a General Manager in the service field he was instrumental in helping others find a direction to their lives.

Please take a moment to watch this short video. It will give you a small glimpse into the impact Michael has had on people’s lives.


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Michael Alex Moritz

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Efrain Aranda

June 30, 2020

I met Michael my first week in the Bay Area. From the first time I met him he made me feel welcomed and invited me over to his house for boxing matches. To some it my seem strange to invite someone over to your house after only meeting them once and I suppose it is. However Michael did it anyway. Both his and Marys kindness made it easier to be new to the area. The thing that speaks volumes of just awe to me . Is that I was not the only new person that just moved to California that he treated that way. This Man, Michael actually had a reputation that when he met someone new who had just moved to the area he made it is business to make them feel welcome and invited all of us to his house to watch boxing matches. Giving us all an opportunity to meet new friends and make a new place we just moved to a little more comfortable. Thank you Michael. I will miss you my friend.

Gary Rose

June 30, 2020

Michael was always a joy to see, even the last time I saw him a couple months ago. Always a smile and a big hug.

Mike was instrumental in my early recovery and played an important role in helping me to become who I am.

Love and miss you buddy!

Kay P.

June 30, 2020

At least once a week for many years - seeing the smiles of Michael and Mary was a consistent light. A sense of comfort radiated from both of them - and I’ll always remember that bright charming smile. He was really hard to feel sad around.
Mary - I can’t possibly have more faith that you will walk through this with your head tall - that man has not left your side. Love you both.