Michael H Kay, 1951-2020


Michael H Kay, 1951-2020

 

Michael H Kay was born on January 10th, 1951 in Olympia, WA. He was the first-born son of William and Lois Kay.

In 1959, Bill and Lois Kay moved to Newport, Oregon. Mike graduated from Newport High School in 1969, and went on to college, at Oregon State University and Linn Benton Community College attaining his degree in Computer Engineering. He worked for the Intel Corporation after graduation until 1985. Mike then took a job as a Digital Systems Computer Engineer at Georgia Pacific Corporation. He retired in 2006 but continued to do contract work for Georgia Pacific until 2019. He married Michele Orendac Kay in 1986; they divorced in 2017.

 

Like his father and brothers, Mike had a passion for racing motorcycles, hunting and watching football. In his later years, he enjoyed a good game of golf and taking walks along the trails near Sawyer's Landing with his dog, Annie.

Cancer took his life on November 3rd, 2020. He was 69 years old.

 

Mike was preceded in death by his father William in 1994, his sister Jeni Kay Lockrem in 1998, and his mother Lois Wheeler in June 2020. He is survived by his brothers Rob, Bruce (Susie), Scott, and Casey (Trish) Kay, his sister Nancy (Peter) Gyerko, and by his nieces and nephews Tyson, Josh, Sara, Steven, Robbie, Dallas, Levi, Ella, and Riley.

A private family ceremony will be held in the near future to celebrate his life.

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