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Michael Arthur Pughe Sr.

66, a 38 year resident of Big Bear passed away suddenly April 18, 2012. Mike lived his life his way, dancing to the beat of a different drummer but always enjoying life. He could make you laugh and frustrate you beyond words, but that was Mike.

Mike always had a story to tell and loved pulling pranks. He was the biggest prankster and could usually get you good!

Mike loved his children and grandchildren, having a nick name for each of them. He was very proud of them and each one had a very special place in his heart.

He is survived by his children: Mike Jr./Chumley; Lisa (Mike); Jude Sr. (Sydney); Mary (Cory); plus 15 grandchildren, 10 brothers and sisters, his ex-wife and friend Becky Pughe, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers John and Pat.

Services will be held Saturday May 12, 2012, 1:15 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 42242 North Shore Dr., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315.

A memorial fund has been set up at First Mountain Bank, 42142 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315. Account number 0196267423. Checks should be made to Lisa Kelsey and in the memo: Memorial for M. Pughe Sr.

"Big Bear Grizzly" Posted: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 3:58 pm 

Submitted by: Peggy Hooper