Michael Richard Sayegh born August 15, 1988, passed away October 8, 2009 at 9:50 PM after being involved in an automobile accident. He was the sole beloved child of Madeleine and Richard. Michael was 21 years old. He graduated from St. Lawrence Martyr Grammar School, Mary Star High School and was recently a semester away from completing his 2 year JC degree from El Camino College. He also attended a semester at the University of Arizona Engineering Astronomy School. Michael was outgoing, sensitive and athletic. He surfed, skateboarded, biked, golfed, hiked, played little league baseball, tennis, ping pong (at adult advanced level), soccer and basketball. He made the freshman basketball team at Bishop Montgomery High School and was asked to join the freshmen basketball team at the University of Arizona. Michael had many interests including radio controlled airplanes, nitro cars and a love for music. He was an avid fan of Blink 182, Angles & Airwave, +44, etc. He played electric and acoustic guitar and even took his hand at composing and recording some songs. He would love to work on his cars and made many modifications and repairs himself. He was most proud of his sound system modifications and a remote controlled antitheft kill switch which he designed and installed recently in his Mustang. It worked great! Michael grew up in Palos Verdes and spent many summers on Lake Powell boating, hiking, riding a wave runner or wake board. He spent time with the family traveling to Zion, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone and other national parks. He would also spend time in Ft. Lauderdale and New Jersey lakes over the summers with his relatives. He loved his time with his dad at the Boeing/Hughes "take your kid to work day". He was fascinated by satellites and what they did. He talked of one day becoming an engineer. Michael was fascinated by the cosmos. "How did all this happen?" he would ask. He read with enthusiasm Scientific American and took astronomy at U of A. He had many friends and spent much time with them. His facebook page has 280 friends. Michael held jobs at Starbucks, Subway, Abercrombie, and Performance Bicycle. Recently he had a hard time finding a job due to the economy. He did all the gardening and many chores around the house to earn money. He even took his hand at some serious plumbing tasks. Lately he was helping in planning the remodel of a bathroom to earn money. Over the last several months his sensitive side began coming through as he would hug his parents and tell them that he loved them. He met a girl whom he loved and began talking about how he could pursue his dream to have a home and a loving family. Two Services will be held for Michael as follows: Friday Oct. 16, a Visitation at McCormick Mortuary in Redondo Beach (Prospect and PCH) from 4 to 6 PM and a Prayer Vigil (Rosary) at St. Lawrence Martyr Church at 7 PM (short walk from Mortuary to Church) Saturday Oct. 17, Funeral Mass at St. Lawrence Martyr Church in Redondo Beach at 12noon, with a reception immediately following in the church hall. Please use this website to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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  1. I am so sorry for the tragic loss of your son Michael. I pray that you hold each other’s hands and trust in God for strength.

  2. Mike was and always will be my best friend! He was such an honest fun loving carefree person that had the world at his feet! I have had over 10 years of great experiences from little league baseball to just hanging out! You can ask that anyone oh fis friends knew that he was the life of the party and knew how to cheer us up! He would not want any drama around him and brought the best out in people! He and I would belt out Jessie McCartney “Beautiful Soul” and people would laugh at us but we didnt care becasue that was a good song! I will alwys love and care for Mike and cant wait till they day we hang again when i meet him up there! Mike i know you are watching over your mom and dad and all of us but I hope you know that we will always be watching you and remembering the best times we ever had! I love you bro!’ Love Andrew Schwab RIP Michael Richard Sayegh 8/15/09 to 10/08/09

  3. Oh, Madeline, I am so sorry. Michael was such a precious boy. I remember him skate boarding to the Tutorial Learning Center for his math lessons. And when he first started playing guitar. He was so proud of his accomplishments. We have not seen you for a while, but I do think of you. I don’t want to impose, but if you would like to talk, please call me. We used to have such great conversations! My prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Mary Wiest 310 316-3262.

  4. Dear Madeleine and Dick – My deepest condolences to both of you at this time of deep sorrow. Unable to still come to terms with this tragedy. You must both be brave and console each other as all of your friends pay their deapest respect to both of you. Love, Jackie

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. As I read the paper tonight about Michael coming to bring your kid to work day I remembered him. You introduced him to me. You made sure everyone met him. You were the proudest Dad just as you could tell Michael was proud of his Dad. You and your wife will be in my prayers.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of your son’s passing. Dick, I remember how you spoke so glowingly of Michael and I can’t imagine how difficult it is for both you and your wife. I am praying for both of you. Gavien

  7. Dick, You have our deepest sympathy in your great loss. It seems like such a short time ago when you were so excited about Michael’s high school graduation and shared your joy with your co-workers. We have shared your loss with our two grown children. They are both home to attend a memorial service in Fullerton. You and your family will be in our prayers tonight, along with the family that also lost their son last week.

  8. Dear Madeleine And Richard, Our deepest sympathies and condolences to your entire family for the sudden and tragic loss of Michael. Please take consolation in knowing that we share your pain and hurt. No words can ever be adequate at a time like this- we are so sorry. Years ago, Madeleine, you and Michael were in our home during a visit when you were ministering the Eucharist to our mother in her late years. He was a very young boy at that time- courteous and well mannered. Our mother admired you so much as a person- your unselfishness. We are very grateful for your involvment and sacrifice. Please accept our thoughts and prayers for all of you and, hopefully, you can find consolation in knowing that Michael has attained the goal that we are all truely striving for, namely, Eternal Happiness. With deepest regrets, Neil and Susan

  9. To Michael’s Mom & Dad, I don’t know you but live near the accident site. I also have just one child, my dear son. My heart aches for you both. I can’t imagine a greater loss. You continue to be in my thoughts & prayers. May the Lords warm embrace comfort you and may the beautiful memories live on in your heart forever. God Bless You, Rita Hobbs

  10. Dear Madeleine and Richard, Joe and I wanted you to know how much we are thinking and praying for you and all the family during this very difficult time. We are sorry we are not with you in California. I am asking my brother to say a special Mass for Michael. Will talk to you soon. Love, Peggy and Joe

  11. Michael is the love of my life. He was so adorable! He was always so respectful and sweet. He had such a good heart. He was very intelligent, I will always love him

  12. missin you like crazy i8 know your watching over your family and your friends. i need you right now. wish you were here for advise . time makes it harder though, cuz time adds length to the last time i saw your face. hawvn

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