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Community Leader Mike Genewick Passes Away

Windsor Square resident Mike Genewick passed away on Thursday, February 10, at the age of 80. The Buzz thanks the Genewick family for these photos from last Christmas of Mike with his wife Kathi. A service is planned for Tuesday, February 15 at noon at St. Brendan’s Church.


We are sad to report the passing of our friend, community leader, and Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council board member Mike Genewick earlier this week. We are also thankful to his family for providing the following message to share with the community.

Michael Stephen Genewick – March 8, 1941 – February 10, 2022

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Windsor Square resident Michael Stephen “Mike” Genewick, who passed away at his home on February 10 at the age of 80.  He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, known as Papa to his 12 grandchildren.

Mike was an active member in the community for over 40 years, including as a coach and referee for baseball and Region 78 AYSO soccer to most recently serving on the Windsor Square Association Board until this past January.  He was devoted to St. Brendan Church, regularly serving as a lector and as a eucharist minister.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine; his children, Steve (Linda) – Los Angeles, CA, Andrew (Cathleen) – Los Angeles, CA, Michael (Tonya) – Wichita Falls, TX, Katie(Andy) – Los Angeles, CA, Joanne (Kemmie) – St. Peter, MN; and his grandchildren Tucker, Austin, Cailyn, Kiyomi, Joseph, Luke, Thomas, Gavin, Gabriel, James, John Paul, and Jacob. He is also survived by his sister Carol Riddle – Lockport, NY.

Mike grew up in Lockport NY where he met his wife Kathi. After graduating from Niagara University, Mike served 10 years in the US Air Force rising to the rank of Captain, and flying over 100 combat missions in Vietnam.

After moving to Los Angeles, Mike was an executive at the Watson Land Company until purchasing and operating the Carson Car Wash until his retirement in 2004.

Following his retirement he continued to play golf, do puzzles, visit his cabin at Hume Lake and spend time with his family.

He was a proud, generous man who always wanted to share words of wisdom with others.  He did not live forever, but his legacy will continue on through his children, grandchildren and numerous people he coached, loved or otherwise inspired.

Friends are invited to attend Mike’s funeral Mass at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church located at 310 S. Van Ness Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020 on Tuesday, February 15 at 12 noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Village for Vets.  Condolences for the family and donations to Village for Vets may be offered online

The Genewick family at Christmas 2021.
April 2019 photo of the newly elected board of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (l-r): Erica Gutierrez, Julie Stromberg, Brian Donahoe, John Winther, Bobbie Kumetz, Max Kirkham, Tammy Rosato, back row: Conrad Starr and Tucker Carney, Caroline Moser, Patricia Carroll, Charles D’Atri, Jennifer Devore, Scott Appel, Philip Farha, Hayden Conner Ashworth, Jeffery Carpenter, Karen Gilman and Mike Genewick.


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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