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Jeff Mirich Passes Away

Jeff Mirich, a long time NWSRA member, passed away from pancreatic cancer on Dec.11th ,2012 at the very young age of 56 yrs.old!! It’s been a long hard battle for all of us and we are just glad he is not in pain any more. We want to thank you all for your support and love during this difficult time. Thank you for the emails and phone calls. We would like to suggest that instead of sending any flowers, if you?d like, you can make a donation to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Research.

You can send cards to Char, Carey and Jeffrey at:

22700 Running Rabbit Ct. Canyon Lake, CA. 92587.

Jeff was a natural, very gifted athlete that could do anything he tried, without much effort!! He was an avid ski racer, boat racer, scuba diver, motorcycle rider…you name it, he tried everything and did everything to the fullest…AND with the BIGGEST smile you’ve ever seen!! Enjoying every second, inch, mile, race, ride that he was on!! Just an awesome athlete and lived life to the fullest til the very end!! Even a spontaneous Jeff moment ski ride to the Isthmus, Catalina, moor their boat at favorite spot, scuba dive all day and then sometimes ski back to Huntington Beach!! That was Jeff!! Full throttle!!

He and Char ski raced from 1984 to 1993. He participated in the Nationals in the Flatbottom class and the Outboard class. He skied the Catalina Ski Race several times, and competed in marathons with Char in the Double Up class. They both started the PolarBear Fun Run..(Winter Catalina Ski Ride(Race) on New Year’s Day) just cuz it was something to do after a New Years Drink!! haha!! Char made and did all the Ski Race video tapes for years…for all the Drivers, Observers, Teams with the funny input from Jeff!!

A memorial service for Jeff Mirich will be held after the Holidays per Char’s request. They’re thinking Jan. 4, 2013 in San Pedro vicinity, where he was born and raised. There will be a paddle out at Cabrillo beach prior to the service. We’ll let you know, soon…

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