Gaugler, Michael Anthony, a 14 year resident of Rosamond, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2007 in Los Angeles. Born in Torrance and a graduate of South High School, Michael died at the age of 49. An avid sports car enthusiast, Michael raced sprint cars at Ascot Raceway. Known for his sense of humor and love for life, Michael is survived by his Father, William Gaugler of Torrance, CA, Son, Michael Gaugler, Jr. of Rosamond, CA, Sister, Kathy Gaugler-Seymour of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, Sister, Laurie Bois of Buena Park, CA, Sister, Christi Denton of Laguna Hills, CA, Brother, Stephen Gaugler of Lancaster, CA, Sister, Julie O’Brien of Torrance, Sister, Gina Gaugler-Christie of Torrance, Fiance, Shannon Footlik of Rosamond, CA, Step Son, Steven Footlik of Rosamond, CA and Step Daughter, Bobbie Jo Vaughn of Rosamond, CA. Preceded in death by Mother, Theresa Gaugler. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Thursday, June 7, 2007 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Lawrence Martyr Church on Friday, June 8, 2007 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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  1. We never had the opportunity to meet Michael, but we are so very sorry to hear about his death. We are neighbors of his sister, Julie, and we offer our deepest condolences.

  2. Dear Mr. Gaugler and family, I am very sorry to hear about Michael’s passing. My dad (Bob Moore) wrote to me and let me know what happened. As you know, Michael and I went to school together for a long time. Although we hadn’t seen each other in many years, he has always been someone that I have kept in my memories. We briefly became reaquainted after high school and picked up our talking as if there had been no time lapse at all. Again, I am sorry for your sadness, but please be assured that his memory lives on in the many people who’s lives he touched. Sincerely, Maureen Marino (maiden: Moore)

  3. Well I just ran into this, and I just wanted to tell you Mike but our son is growing up to be an awesome young around and you’d be so proud we love and miss you and I’ve tried to get a hold of your family for our son but I haven’t been able to maybe one of them will read this and get a hold of us I’m still on Facebook and my family still lives in Rosamond

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