"Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, so very dear."

This website was created in honor of Mike to collect and share memories. The site will be kept indefinitely for all to view including Mike's sons, Andrew and Ryan. Our family would love for you to add pictures, videos, and stories about Mike for all to remember.

A Memorial and Visitation will be held to celebrate and honor Mike on
April 12, 2019 at 522 S. L St, Livermore, CA. 

A Visitation will be held from 12:30-1:00pm. The "Celebration of Life" 
will follow from 1:00-3:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to
Michael's sons 529 college funds. Please click on the names below and enter the
gifting code for each child to donate. If you prefer to give a check, they may be made out to Susan Hufford with 529 written in the memo line. 

(Susan Hufford 573 Zircon Way. Livermore, CA 94550)

Andrew Hufford
Code: CAsQJBaHQ

Ryan Hufford
Code: CAZeUK

This memorial website was created in memory of, Michael Andrew Hufford who passed away on March 3, 2019 with his family by his side after a 27-month fight with Pancreatic Cancer.

Michael was born on November 15, 1968 in Orange, California to Anita A. (Baca) and Robert J. Hufford. The youngest of three children, he was survived by his sister Cathy (Payne), brother Robert (Guy) Hufford and extended family.

For the first 12 years of his life he lived in Orange and attended West Orange Elementary School and Portola Junior High School. In 1981 his family moved to Pleasanton, California where he attended Harvest Park Middle School and Amador Valley High School graduating in 1986.

Michael strived to be the best in everything he did. During his freshman year in high school he played football became an all-star. As a musician in high school, he became one of the top trombone instrumentalists in the state. He was selected several times to the California All-Star Jazz Band and performed in the Monterey Jazz Festival.

After high school he attended California State University Hayward where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Business Administration in 1993. While in college, he continued to excel by becoming the manager of Garlic's Pizza (where many stories were created) and the manager at Williams Brewing where he became extremely knowledgeable in microbrewery equipment and brewing.

After deciding it was time for a change, Michael attended night school completing courses in Information Technology and was hired by 1st United Credit Union in April 2001. Mike rose through the IT department and eventually became the Senior Vice President of their Information and Technology Department. He thrived in his career and loved the work he did. During this time Mike continued to play baseball, attend Raiders games, hang out with his many friends, and enjoy life.

In October of 2005 he met his future wife Susan E. (Hund) on Match.com. On October 13, 2007, they married. Their first son, Andrew Nathan Hufford, was born on October 19, 2008. Just 19 months later, their second son, Ryan Michael Hufford, was born May 16, 2010. For the next several years, life was full of sleepless nights and the joy of children. Mike loved his family dearly.

On December 13, 2016, at the age of 48, Mike was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Over the next 27 months, he fought this brutal cancer with all his might to the very end. His energy, kindness, and the love he had for his boys are what will be remembered most. Mike will forever be loved by those he left behind and deeply missed by the many friends he touched. We will all miss the love and joy he brought into our lives.


Posted by Fr. Joe Baca on 21st March 2019
I am so very saddened at the loss of my cousin Michael. My heart breaks for his wife Susan and boys, for my Aunt Annie and Uncle Bob, and for my cousins Guy and Cathy. I have been remembering Michael and each and every one of you in my daily thoughts and prayers since I learned the sad news of Michael's passing. I will continue to remember all of you in my daily prayers and especially during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Your heartbroken nephew and cousin, Rev. Fr. Joe Baca ,aka. "Ralphie"
Posted by Rob And Kathy Milkoski on 17th March 2019
We are so saddened by the news of Mike's passing. Shortly after we moved to California, the Hufford's welcomed us as family and have been our dear friends ever since. We think of all the good times...the trips, games, the wedding, birthdays and holidays we have shared together. Mike will always be remembered as a caring, fun-loving friend and a respectful gentleman to all he met. He is and will always be missed.
Posted by Anthony Macchiano on 14th March 2019
Mike was simply one of the best people I've ever known. So lucky to have him as a friend all these years. We shared so many fun times together. But more importantly, he was always there when I needed him. Truly someone I could count on for anything. I will never forget and will always miss him.
Posted by Mark Falkowski on 14th March 2019
Hufford family, I am so, so, sorry to hear about this loss and am deeply saddened. While there's nothing I can do to change what happened, I can continue to offer you my love and support and extending my most heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I have known Michael since he was about five years old and have had the pleasure of camping, fishing and attending outings with him and his family. He grew up with very loving parents and a fantastic brother and sister. I know it may seem that he had a short life, he has done things we all want to do. He graduated from college, got married to a wonderful wife and had great kids and a very loving family. He will be missed and never be forgotten and may his soul rest in peace. A good heart has stopped beating, a kind soul ascended to heaven. God Bless Michal and God bless his family and friends. Love You All.
Posted by Richard Nolasco on 14th March 2019
God bless you all and we send our prayers and love
Posted by Marie Blakely on 13th March 2019
Michael will never die He will live in our heart's forever. Every step Michael took He left a memory/trail of energy, joy, kindness and love. God Bless His Soul.

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