Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Michael P. "Mike" Sleavin
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Dec. 17, 1952
Washington, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 1995, New Zealand

Michael Sleavin, 42 of Santa Clarita, California.

Michael drowned while attempting to save his daughter Annie, 7 who had been swept away by a wave of the coast of New Zealand.

Michael, his wife Judith, his son Ben and his daughter Annie had started off on a 5 year around the world voyage on their 47 foot sail boat in 1993. They were in the 3rd year of the voyage when South Korean cargo ship collided with their sail boat. Ben, 9 went down with the sail boat. Michael, Judith and Annie managed to get into their rubber dinghy.

They tried to get help from the crew of the ship that had collided with their sail boat. They were totally ignored and left to die. After the collision Annie was swept away by a wave; her dad Michael tried to save her and drowned also. Judith, the lone survivor could only watch as they drowned; Judith had a broken back and a fractured skull.

Annie's Godmother, Hestor Rumberg has written a book on the family's ordeal; it's called "Ten Degrees of Reckoning'

Family links: 
  Benjamin Thomas Sleavin (1985 - 1995)*
  Anna Rose Sleavin (1988 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Body lost at sea
Created by: Breadlady45 from Chicago
Record added: Dec 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45286759
Michael P. Mike Sleavin
Added by: Precious Memories
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Eileen
 Added: Oct. 24, 2012

- Happiness/Love
 Added: Sep. 6, 2012

- Lance
 Added: Aug. 16, 2012
There are 9 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service