Mika, Cindy Diane, a 22 year resident of Redondo Beach, CA, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2006. Born in Detroit, MI, Cindy was 52 when she died. A cancer warrior for over 22 years. Faced her many battles with a smile and an indomitable spirit. Gave and received lifetimes of love. Worked at Mattel. Volunteered at PV Library and Cabrillo Museum. An avid tidepooler and bridge player. Family and friends were her greatest passion. Rest now, sweetie-pie. She is survived by Husband, Patrick Mika and Daughter, Kathryn Mika of Redondo Beach, CA, Mother, Betty Borgman and Father, Henry Borgman of Farmington Mi, Brother, Bradley Borgman of Redondo Beach, CA, Brother, Peter (Tacy) Borgman of Chicago, IL, Sister, Christine (George Mood) Borgman of Cheviot Hills, CA. Preceded in death by: Daughter, Melissa Mika. A Memorial Service will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 11am, followed by a gathering in the Rice Lighthouse Reception Room. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cabrillo Museum in Cindy's name.

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  1. Dear Pat, Katie and family, Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Cindy fought a valiant battle, and is an inspiration to all of us. Cancer didn’t win–it didn’t take her spirit or her love for you or your love for her. Count on our prayers for all of you. Ellen, Phil, Carmen & Mitch

  2. Pat, Katie and family; We are with you in spirit and will be thinking and praying for all of you on Sat, as we have been for some time now. We have such happy thoughts and memories of Cindy, her smile will always live on in our memory. We loved her and love you all too. Don, Beth, Renee & Doug

  3. Dear Pat, Katie, Mika’s and Borgman’s, I was so sorry to learn of Cindy’s passing. She was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. Cindy certainly was an added treasure to our family – the first time you met her, you thought that you had known her forever. I will be praying for all of you on Saturday. I know Cindy is looking down with love and admiration on her family. Love and prayers, Maureen

  4. To Pat and Katie & Family – My deepest sympathies go out to all of you. I know Cindy was a very special person and a wonderful Wife and Mother. To Pat – I know that God sent you to Cindy because he knew how much she needed you. You are really an amazing man and your love and devotion to Cindy is what gave her the strength to fight through this terrible battle. She is finally at peace and is up in Heaven smiling down at you and Katie and all of your family. Katie is lucky to have such a super Dad who is also a spectacular and loving and caring person. I join you all today as you celebrate Cindy and the wonderful life she led and the lasting impression her goodness has left on all who knew and loved her.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. Cindy was always very special to Uncle Ed and I. You are dear to me and will be in my prayers. Love Aunt Margaret

  6. Pat & Katie, We are so sorry for the loss of Cindy. She is an amazing woman of courage with a beautiful Spirit. You are so loved. May you be strengthened in the coming days and months. All my love, Jackie (O’Mara)

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