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 Michael George Klicman

Michael George Klicman

Birth
Douglas, Allegan County, Michigan, USA
Death 18 Oct 2011 (aged 49)
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial Escondido, San Diego County, California, USA
Memorial ID 79578935 · View Source
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Michael George Klicman, 49 06/15/1962 ~ 10/18/2011 CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA -- Michael George Klicman passed away peacefully at home in Cardiff on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. Born at the Community Hospital in Douglas, Mich., he was the youngest of four children of John and Natalie Klicman. In 1963, the family loaded themselves into their blue station wagon and traveled West to Escondido for the California dream. Michael attended kindergarten at Juniper Elementary School, and St. Mary's School for grades 1-8. He graduated from San Pasqual High School, then attended Palomar College, San Diego State and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. As a child, Michael showed an early interest in magic & entertainment. He put on shows at kid's parties and adult functions. He quickly learned he could make more money by doing a half hour of magic than he could by delivering newspapers! He had his first agent (Dad's friend) at age seven. He parlayed his love of magic into work later in life when he hosted guests at the legendary Hollywood Magic Castle, and performed with professional magicians from all over the world. Michael enjoyed racing dirt motorcycles for Team Kawasaki, working on his vehicles, and going to the desert with friends. Michael headed to Hollywood after getting the bug in an acting class at San Diego State. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue professional acting and got roles in film and television. His Screen Actors Guild work included: Robinhood Men in Tights; What's Love Got to Do with It; Philadelphia Experiment; Picket Fences; Deep Space Nine; Seinfeld; Coach; Home Front (Principal), and Cheers. He had principal roles in Mastergate; and Majority Rules; and performed on Days of Our Lives. More recent film work included Rose's Garden (Principal); Impersonal Impression (Starring); Muddy Water Blues (Starring); Very Special People (Principal); and For Their Own Good (Principal). Michael also enjoyed the stage. He performed various roles (mostly comedic) in Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing, Merry Wives of Windsor, and Amadeus, at the Knightsbridge Theatre Company in the early to mid 1990s. Locally, he performed many shows at Patio Playhouse and the Brubeck Theatre. He last appeared as Trinculo, in The Tempest, directed by Richard Gantt (Patio Playhouse). Michael met his wife, Heather, in 1996. They enjoyed 11 wonderful years of marriage. Their married life included the miracle of a double transplant to replace Michael's kidney and pancreas. He was a lifetime juvenile diabetic from the age of five. The transplant allowed him to be free of insulin injections for the past ten years of his life. Michael was a very fun person to know. His wit and candor made him refreshing to be around.

Michael was liberated by his disease in that he knew he wouldn't live an average life span. He worked hard and made the most of the time he had, always giving generously of himself to others. He treasured friends and fond memories from every phase of his life. Michael was pre- deceased by his father and mother; and his sister, Susan McMullen. He is survived by his wife, Heather Klicman; his sister, Kathy Greene and her husband Jack of Manteca, Calif.; brother, John Klicman and his wife Shirley of San Marcos, Calif.; brother- in-law, Wayne McMullen and his wife Lorraine of Vista, Calif.; Uncle Jack Graham and Aunt Carmen Graham of Chicago, Ill.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation/viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, October 27, at Alhiser- Comer Mortuary in Escondido. There will be a Rosary and Remembrance of Michael at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be conducted at the Church of St. Timothy in Escondido at 10 a.m., on Friday, October 28. The service will be followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. A burial service will take place at 1:30 p.m., at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Escondido. Memorial donations may be made, in Michael's name, to the San Diego Hospice Foundation, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, Calif. 92103, or online at www.sdhospice.org; or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at www.jdrf.org.
Published in North County Times on October 26, 2011


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  • Created by: rockthehouse
  • Added: 30 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79578935
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael George Klicman (15 Jun 1962–18 Oct 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79578935, citing Oak Hill Memorial Park, Escondido, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by rockthehouse (contributor 46926562) .