Mike Giorgis, a resident of Mount Shasta, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at his home. He was 95 years old.

Mike was born in Castella, California on October 1, 1916 to Ricardo and Guiseppina Giorgis. The family moved to Hilt, California in 1919 where Mike attended school until joining the Army Airforce in October 1941.

Mike was an aircraft mechanic primarily working on B-17 and worked his way up to crew chief. He was stationed at Barry St. Edmunds in England; and for his service in the war, received the Bronze Star.

After the war Mike returned to Mount Shasta and purchased Mike & Tony’s, along with his cousin Tony Feminis, in 1945.

Mike married Lucy Colombero in 1948 and started his family. After selling Mike & Tony’s, he worked at his tire shop and then managed Mt. Shasta Lumber Company for many years.

Mike was a carpenter and enjoyed remodeling homes and helping many people with their remodeling projects.

Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling the mountains in his jeep. He also enjoyed taking friends and family to his favorite fishing holes at Toad Lake and McCloud Reservoir.

Survivors include his son, Michael (and Carrie) Giorgis of Sheridan, Wyoming; daughter, Kathy Giorgis of Mount Shasta; sisters, Toni (and Robert) Cottini, and Georgie Accord; three grandchildren, Matthew Giorgis of Bozeman, Montana, Andrew and Christopher Giorgis of Sheridan, Wyoming; cousins, Dan Vanni and Lucy Roelofs; niece, Lorraine Cummings; and nephew, Dick Gilberg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ann Gilberg, Gloria Cosentino, and Elfie Ceccato; stepfather, John Salvestro; and his wife Lucy.

A Memorial Mass is planned for Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Mount Shasta. A reception will following immediately at the Parish Hall.

Memorial contributions can be made to Mercy Hospice, Mt. Shasta; or St. Anthony’s Bereavement Committee.

We would like to thank Mercy Hospice, Dr. Herfindahl and Phil Ward for their help and compassion for Mike and his family.