Michael Sapico Mabanglo passed away Thursday, August 27, 2009 at Torrance Memorial Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends. Born in Manila, Philippines on October 23, 1967, Mike enjoyed living in the South Bay, making it his home for over 25 years Mike was an active member in the Wilmington First Assembly of God Church, and enjoyed attending services and participating in activates including Royal Rangers, and Men's retreat. Mike was also deeply devoted to the non-profit group Spread God's Love. As a double kidney transplant recipient, Mike valued their mission to bring much needed medical care to underprivileged parts of the Philippines. An avid basketball fan, Mike loved a good pickup game and never missed a chance to watch the Lakers play. Mike was always the life of the party and could be counted on to have a cheerful smile and a lively spirit. Mike also loved spending time with friends and family, taking time to cruise to the Caribbean and Alaska. Mike is survived by his wife of 17 years Mary Donahue A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 10:00 AM at Wilmington First Assembly of God Church in Wilmington, CA Interment to take place immediately following the memorial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA. Reception to follow interment at China Tea House Restaurant, in Torrance CA from 3:00 Pm -5:00 PM Please use this website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories and obtain directions to services.

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  1. We all share in the loss of such a wonderful, kind and sweet person that Mike was. Always a smile and just being in the room made us smile. He was very a very special person and just knowing him has left a special place in our hearts. Love, Tim, Chris, Jamie, Cody and Miss Emma

  2. Mary, I know there is nothing we can say to ease your pain. Please know we love you and will think about you everyday! God Bless Love Sheri and Danny

  3. Your endless care, dedication, perseverance, resilience, love, and much more prolonged his life. You are the light that kept him going, concern that motivated him, patience that comforted him, and your undying devotion that made his last days on earth complete. Thank you, Mary, for being there for Michael, for us, and for the rest of the family. Michael may be gone now, but we are comforted with the thought that Michael did not die in vain, because you are in his life. And always will be. God bless you for all the wonderful and loving ways you gave us. You are a treasure worth keeping. I thank God for bringing you into our lives. Michael must be immensely proud of you. So are we! Take care. We love you. Garri, Mia, Chinkie, and Ottail join me in sending you our love and prayers. God bless you. Hugs – Tita Meny

  4. Dear Mary, My heart goes out to you. Please know that I am grieving with you and your family. Mike made time fly by at Gearys – he kept me laughing! Even the last time that I saw him and you, at The Original Pancake House in Redondo Beach, we hugged each other and laughed really hard that Sunday! I will hold on to those memories of Mike. Lord knows that I am going to miss him. Sincerely, Carla

  5. Dear Mary, I’m so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. We loved Mike dearly, He is with the Lord and will forever be in our hearts. If you need anything please contact me, The girls would love to see their Aunt Mary. I send you love, hugs, and prayers Victoria Weldon

  6. Dear Ate Mary, Thank you for taking care of my Kuya Mike. You are truly a blessing to our family. It never ceases to amaze me how much you love my Kuya Mike and our family. I remember the conversation Kuya Mike and I had when I was there last April. He told me how much he loved you and how much he appreciated all the things you have done for our family. Everyday, he never failed to thank the Lord because he had you in his life. You were indeed God-given. Ate, I will never forget what you told me during our last conversation — that it had been always your pleasure taking care of Kuya Mike. I was touched by what you said. I prayed and thanked the Lord for your life. Once again, thank you Ate. I love you, and you will always be my Ate. Love, Em-Em

  7. Dear Mary The memorial video was such a beautiful & loving tribute to your Mike. I wish I could lessen the pain of your loss, but please know I am keeping you close in thought & prayer durng this difficult time. Love to you,Rita, Michelle & Mike’s family. God Bless, The Spindler Family

  8. Words can not express the pain in my heart for Mike and for you, but I know things will get easier. I love you and I am there for you always! Thank you for sharing Mike with me. …let us remember the smiling, the laughing, the talking, the sharing, the caring and the loving. Lets remember the good times always…

  9. Mary, I have no words to say that you haven’t already heard. I know Mike is up in Heaven watching us all knowing that he left us all in good handswith plenty of lessons to show us the way. I know that he is no longer in any pain so it makes it easier to say farewell. Know that I will be there whenever and wherever you need me. love you and Mike always, Michelle

  10. To the Mabanglo family, My Deepest symapathy to you and your families though these difficult times. Mike will truly be missed but always remain loved in our prayers and in our hearts. Regards, Daniel Chen

  11. thought about you today kuya mike, Wild Wild West came on TV and your the first person that came to mind. The very first movie we ever caught in theatres. i miss you & love you very much.

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