In Memory

Michael (Mike) Lusk

Mike's obituary appeared in the Contra Costa Times on January, 15, 2013:

"Born September 25, 1947  Died January 3, 2013. Resident of Antioch

Mike, the youngest of Vern and Hazel Lusk's children, was born in Berkeley and raised in Pleasant Hill. He was an athlete, lettering in baseball, football and wrestling at Pleasant Hill High School, class of 1965. He earned his bachelors in psychology at Chico State and his teaching credential from St. Mary's College. He worked at Safeway with his father for several years and then began teaching and coaching at Dublin High School. After Prop 13, he left teaching and started working in sales, first at Laura Scudder's and then with Kar Products. In 2006, he opened Mike's Compressor Service and became happily self-employed. Mike was married for over 30 years to his second wife Sheila and they raised their three children in the Clayton-Concord area. He spent his free time skiing, hiking and camping. He loved all music, from The Stones, to Bob Marley, to Jimmy Buffet. He enjoyed hot rods and classic cars and worked on his 1953 Ford F-100 whenever he could. His passion was photography. He always had his camera nearby, ready to capture family moments and to share his work with friends on Flickr or in a new book on Blurb. 

Mike is survived by his children Tim Lusk (Gayla), Michael Bogan and Robyn Jones (Donavaughn), his granddaughter Makinley and his grandsons Jack and Sam. He is preceded in death by his wife Sheila, his parents Vern and Hazel, his brother Robert, and his grandson Brennen. He loved us all, taught us many things, and will be missed every day."

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02/10/15 12:36 PM #3    

James Forney

Mike and I played ball together, right through high school. We were co-captions of the freshman team. His nickname was Big John. He was a brusing fullback. Later was a guard on our varsity team.

02/10/15 03:25 PM #4    

Steven Zeppegno

 Growing up, I used to live next door to Mike, on Vessing Road in Walnut Creek. We were good friends. We played on the same little league team. R.I.P. my friend.


02/15/15 12:21 PM #5    

Albert (Al) Baggett

Mike was my catcher when we plad baseball together, both in school and summer league ball. He will be miss by both my wife and I he was a friend to both of us.

02/20/15 05:05 AM #6    

Edward (Mac) Abbey

Mike and I had a camraderie as catchers, he the better with a strong arm to second.

02/20/15 06:29 PM #7    

James (Jim) Belding

I remember Mike from both baseball and football. Strangely enough, I very clearly remember going to see him at Alta Bates Hospital after he had his appendix out. Such a nice fellow!

03/26/15 04:42 PM #8    

Allison Abbott (Baggett)

Mike and I were friends from way back in grade school. He, unlike most guys, was very comfortable around girls, could spend time in the company of females without feeling awkward. We spent time together. We knew each other's families, ( his Dad worked for the same company as my Mom, but different locations.) We continued to be close friends through the years, and he was a good friend of Al's as well. I remember his 40th B-day party, we Razzed him about his age, ( even though I believe he was younger than us by a few months.) And later, Al talked to him about his diabetes at one of the reunions, ( 40th?) I dont remember having much of a chance to talk with him that night. He is a part of our history, Al's and mine. I feel the loss of a dear friend!

05/02/15 06:49 PM #9    

Linda Geary (Bernheim)

Below is a link to the Contra Costa Times obituary for Michael Lusk, born Sept. 25, 1947 and died Jan. 3, 2013.

06/17/15 02:49 PM #10    

Mike Hess

Hey Mike, sorry i took so long, you know why though. Lot's of guys we played ball with good they all took time to remember you.Was always happy to have coached Tim on the Yankees. He reminded me of us when we were young. See ya When buddy

09/25/18 10:44 AM #11    

Janice Groth (Hoagland)

Rest in peace Mike. Thinking of you on your birthday.

September 25, 2019 Another birthday. A good man, gone too soon.

09/25/21 12:49 PM #12    

Janice Groth (Hoagland)

I was thinking about Mike again today on what would have been his 74th birthday💐

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