Cherish the memory of Michael and may he be with us forever. This giant of a man touched countless with his humor, wit, creative genius, and huge heart.
  • 46 years old
  • Born on August 24, 1972 in Lansing, Michigan, United States.
  • Passed away on April 26, 2019 in Newport Beach, California, United States.

April 26, 2019 — Earlier this evening, surrounded by family and loved ones, this giant of a man, Michael Streit -- my love, my partner, my champion – lost his valiant, year-long battle with colon cancer at the age of 46. Words cannot express the enormity of his loss for me and countless others he touched with his humor, wit, creative genius, and huge heart. Mike remained hopeful and optimistic up until he left our physical world to join a greater cause. I am thankful his pain and suffering are now over, and I am humbled and honored to have spent the last 12 years in love with my big bear. Mike challenged me, loved me, supported me; all which made me a better man. I know his spirit carries on through his creations and most importantly, through the people he loved. Remember him fondly as I will and laugh infectiously as Mike did, and live life most fully as Mike showed us all. Many thanks to the huge village of family and friends who aided in his care and to an incredible team of doctors, nurses, care providers from UCI, Hoag, City of Hope and Mayo Clinic.  

Please feel free to share any pictures or fond memories you have about Mike using the tabs above or the buttons to the right.

If you would like to make a charitable donation in Mike's name, consider one of these below that were closest to his heart:

www.socalbulldogrescue.org

www.cancer.org

www.FIDM.edu

Love, 

John

Posted by Sharon Trimbo on May 18, 2019
I have been at a loss for words to adequately say how much Mike meant to Quin and I. Mike's hearty laughter and his zest for life was contagious and watching him enjoy his friends and family, with that big heart of his, taught me how to enjoy every moment that we have in this life. Things that remind me of Mike: •He was ALWAYS ready to refill my cup of cheer and him telling me to, "Drink your juice Shelby" •Remembering the "Corn tortilla situation" •He made a damn good Cosmo •That time playing "Cards Against Humanity" •Being a good papa to Bo and Mac •His good intentions to actually workout (but he never cancelled on me) •His sarcasm, but in a good way There are so many more but what I remember the most was his big open heart. We love you Mike and always will. Sharon and Quin Trimbo
Posted by Judy Ziccardi on May 17, 2019
I am so thankful that I had you in my life. We always had the best conversations, and you were always there to support all the people you cared about and loved . You had unbelievable talent and boundless ideas. I am really still at a loss and I miss you so very much. Love, Judy Ziccardi
Posted by Karen Bernert on May 17, 2019
So saddened by the loss of Michael, a gentle giant who was loved, adored and admired for many, many reasons. He brought so much joy and laughter to all the lives he touched. His warmth, his kindness, his humor, his talent, his smile, his passion, his energy and the sparkle in his eyes will be missed. A gift to all that knew him ! Always in our hearts, Karen & Rick Bernert
Posted by Andrew Maldonado on May 16, 2019
Your laughter and smile filled the room. We will miss you dearly. Thank you for the many years of friendship and applying your amazing design talent to our homes. We will be here to help take care of John.
Posted by Michelle Vittorie on May 10, 2019
I had the pleasure of working with Michael for around 3 years. He was ALWAYS very pleasant, positive, cheerful, affable and it was a delight to be in his presence. I found him to be a bright, giving and caring man. May he rest in peace and may all of his friends and family members find solace and peace by remembering all their good times with this very gentle giant of a man. He will be missed by all that knew him, including myself. Sending caring thoughts, Michelle Vittorie
Posted by John Donnelly on May 9, 2019
I had the opportunity to do business with Michael for a few years . I remember him for his positive attitude, optimistic business sense, and his confidence, and his smile. He had a nice way of lightening the mood and making me feel comfortable , and it was easy to see he had a big heart. Unfortunately for me, I had not seen Michael in a few years, Im so sad and sorry to hear of his passing. I will remember him John Donnelly
Posted by Suzie Berger on May 8, 2019
I have known Michael for a number of years now--I've lost count and how is it I Never realized we shared the same Birthday! August 24th---now I will never forget!-- I will miss you and know that you made an impression on me and my view of business--so glad to have had you in my life---and yes gone way to soon! Love ya' and hugs to all the family--be strong and remember together all the love shared together! Hugs---Suzie Berger
Posted by Donna Morris on May 8, 2019
John - while I never had the chance to meet Mike - it was a gift to learn about your adventures and incredible partnership. There are no words to express the loss you have experienced. My heartfelt condolences to you and Mike's extended family xo
Posted by Roy Ravenstahl on May 7, 2019
Taken from us way too soon, you were a shining star for the 46+ years you were amongst us. I miss our texts and will miss even more, the Thursday night dinners we shared in Palm Springs. Who will I have to race to get the last piece of bacon at our favorite bed and breakfast in Provincetown? I'm so honored to have made so many memories with you in Europe, Puerto Vallarta, Alaska, San Francisco, San Diego, Boston and Provincetown. Those memories I'll take with me until the day we meet again my dear friend. ❤️❤️
Posted by Mary Suzukawa on May 7, 2019
Our dear sweet Mike - i miss you everyday. I miss your energy. I miss your laughter. I miss your creativity. I miss your kindness. I miss your passion! I miss your ability to get all of us moving. I miss your cocktails, (even the ones I didn’t really like). I also miss your silly bull dog posts. I do have comfort in knowing that you were able to pile in every single day, two days of living. You are an amazing example of how to love, produce and share. ❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Cynthia Voss on May 6, 2019
Knowing Mike was a gift to our lives! I'll never forget when John first told me about him and their magical trip to Big Sur. I was so happy to see John truly happy again! I think in love already! We loved him when we met him too! Larry and I have enjoyed completely our times with John and Mike...great great friends! Mike helping Larry rescue Mack when Mack tried to rescue Larry in the Patel house pool. Only Mike could call out Larry appropriately trying to influence his cards while playing Cards Against Humanity...OMG we laughed so hard! I don't think there was ever a time that we didn't have belly laughs with Mike! We are sad that we won't be seeing Mike for a while if heaven exists. I know that if it does exist he is lighting up the place with abundant joy! Love you Mike! Cynthia and Larry
Posted by Marilena Bocanfuso on May 6, 2019
Sallie and I are forever grateful to have had the pleasure of Mike designing our home. Being what some call a control freak, I was very reluctant to give Mike permission to select the furnishings for our home without our consult. But after walking through the house with Sallie and I, Mike transformed the rooms to our delight. I was amazed how he put it together like pieces of a puzzle: the furnishings just fit and it fit us. One of our prize possessions is a floral arrangement he made and gifted us. Mike, you’ll always be with us, and forever missed. We love you! Michael had such an enormous laugh that was so endearing - you couldn’t help be drawn to it and him.
Posted by Suzanne Hord on May 5, 2019
Dearest family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you for the loss of Michael. He was a great friend and boss for the few years I worked part time at California Style., and as his jewelry rep. Michael & I had a lot of fun, laughs, & good times together. He will be truly missed, and always in my heart. Love, Suzanne Hord and Tom Schick

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