Mike Trindade passed away peacefully at the age of 71 on June 4 at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.
Mike was born on Aug. 25, 1939 to Joseph M. and Thelma Trindade in Merced. He graduated from Our Lady of Mercy Grammar School in 1953, Merced High School in 1957, and Santa Clara University in 1961. He played football in high school and soccer in college.
Mike was an electrical engineer. During his career he worked for the Federal Aviation Administration, Bechtel Construction, Aerojet and was self-employed. He enjoyed archery, flying, sailing and golf. He had an adventurous spirit and once flew his small airplane across the United States.
Mike lived for many years in Orangevale and then in Folsom. For the past four years, he lived at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation, where he received very good care. We would like to thank the staff for the compassion they showed Mike over the years.
Mike was a kind and generous man and had a wonderful sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.
Mike is survived by his brother, Roger Trindade (Tamera) of Shasta; his sisters, Moogie Roeder (Jim) of Frankfort, Kansas, Barbara Cavner (Bill) of Atwater and Patricia Miller (Dave) of Turlock; nephews, John Trindade, Joe Trindade, Brad Roeder, Michael Cavner and Jeff Miller; and niece, Elizabeth Cavner.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene Trindade; his parents, Joseph M. and Thelma Trindade; and his nephew, Matt Miller.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 12 at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, 1490 B St., Merced, with a Rosary following at 7p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 13 at the Immaculate Conception Church, 2988 North Buhach Rd., Atwater. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Merced.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Parkinson’s Institute, 675 Almanor Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085.
Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.