Lisann Leyva wants to invite those who knew her dad, a longtime coach in West Seattle, to come celebrate his life next weekend, as she announces:
The passing of Michael R Leyva, March 20, 2011, from heart failure after a year long fight against terminal cholangiocarcinoma: Mike was well known in West Seattle for his coaching of soccer teams. He coached for more than 35 years after becoming involved with his daughters’ teams. He last coached two years ago for a women’s team in Everett. He was an avid runner and you could find him most days during the early dawn going around the Hiawatha track. He relocated to Lynnwood years back with his wife, but West Seattle was always one of his favorite places. He is survived by his wife Leslie, his daughters: Lisann, Jen, Megan, Debbie and Kathy, and his grandchildren Quentin, Lexi, Lindsey and Levi. We wanted to thank everyone for all of the calls, cards, e-mails, and flowers we have received. Most people remember my dad’s humor and smile. His smile could light up a room! We will miss him so much.
A Fiesta (in name only – sounds happier than Wake) is being held April 2, 2011 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Anyone who knew him or the Leyva/Kennedy/Kowalski families is welcome to come share photos, stories, and the antics of the one and only Mike Leyva. Details [including the West Seattle location] can be found on the link below, or go to Lisann Leyva on Facebook.
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