||Mike Adler R.I.P. 11-7-2011
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Feb 24, 2005
From: TheSoccerTikiGrotto, Island of LongBeach
|Posted: 2011-11-07 07:16 am  Permalink|
This morning the Tiki Community lost one of it's own. In the presence of his family and comfort of his home Mike Adler left us early this morning peacefully.
His battle with cancer was hard fought and mercifully short-lived. His attitude right up to the end was that he'll be back working at the shop in December and off to Puerto Vallarta in the Spring.
He was very happy to see all the pictures and those that contributed and attended "his party" at Don the Beachcomber back in September. When I last spoke to him he was still very interested in the happenings in the Tiki Community like how was the party? And who was there?
Mike is survived by his wife and best friend Karen, his son Dakota and lovely daughter Makenna. Please keep them in your prayers during this tough time. And please show your support in your own way AND to continue shopping at The Picture Show Gallery, their family business.
As I know Mike, I'm sure that he has already saved a table by the pool in Paradise and will be keeping an eye out and a smile for all of us.
WE WILL MISS YOU MIKE!
SoccerTiki & WooHooWahine
[ This Message was edited by: SoccerTiki 2011-11-08 08:28 ]
Joined: May 16, 2008
From: Dogtown, USA
|Posted: 2011-11-07 07:21 am  Permalink|
My condolences to the family.
Joined: Dec 12, 2008
|Posted: 2011-11-07 07:52 am  Permalink|
Sorry for your loss, The Brittan family.
Joined: May 18, 2003
From: Alta Loma, California
|Posted: 2011-11-07 07:59 am  Permalink|
Mike will be truely missed. The suffering is over and now is the time for all to heal in this loss . God Bless you Mike . You made a difference with your presence .
Joined: Jul 23, 2007
From: Here and There
|Posted: 2011-11-07 08:08 am  Permalink|
Awoke this morning to the sad news that Mike is cancer free but not in the way we all had hoped and prayed for. Condolences, prayers and strength to the Adler family.
During Mojave Oasis, and coincidentally Mike's 50th birthday, he was volunteering at the front gate checking people in but kept running over to our trailer site chatting with Ray and I. Ray was smoking up a big batch of ribs and he spent time talking with us about bbq'ing etc. During the conversation, Mike was joking around about being 50 and said to us "You know, if I died tomorrow I'd die a happy man. I married my best friend, I have great kids and the best friends and I couldn't ask for more. I've got a great life." Such a positive, happy person that will truly be missed.
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Corona, Ca
|Posted: 2011-11-07 08:13 am  Permalink|
Rest in Peace Mike.
Bartender, make mine a glass of WATAHHH!!!!!
Joined: May 18, 2004
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
|Posted: 2011-11-07 08:28 am  Permalink|
A great guy. A great loss.
Rest in peace, Picture Show Mike.
My Condolences to the Adler family.
Joined: Oct 15, 2007
From: Austin, TX
|Posted: 2011-11-07 08:34 am  Permalink|
I'm so sorry to read this. While I didn't know Mike, my husband is currently battling cancer and words can't describe how difficult it can be.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Adler family.
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Mar 30, 2008
From: The Anvil of the Sun
|Posted: 2011-11-07 09:01 am  Permalink|
My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children. So many emotions at this time - overwhelming grief, yet relief that they don't have to suffer anymore. Uncertainty of the future but the comfort of family and friends.
Gellhorn - "There's a lot of rum in this rum"
Hemingway - "In this joint they don't drink to get drunk, they drink to stay drunk"
Joined: Jun 25, 2002
|Posted: 2011-11-07 09:02 am  Permalink|
Mike's physical loss will be a hard thing to deal with.
A happy inviting face lives eternal in my memories... Mike is the best, we are blessed to know him.
Adler's, you are in our thoughts.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jun 21, 2006
|Posted: 2011-11-07 09:27 am  Permalink|
Well, damn. This is very sad news. This is the last thing I expected to see posted. I was sure Mike was going to beat cancer, and we'd be seeing him at Tiki events again.Condolences to the Adler family.
And good luck to your husband, tropical*honey.
Joined: Sep 15, 2002
From: Costa Mesa
|Posted: 2011-11-07 09:31 am  Permalink|
My condolences to his family and close friends.
I'll remember him as always hanging out by the pool, handing out his Picture Show cups. He was just an amazing supporter of artists in the scene.
I'm sure gonna miss him.
Joined: Sep 16, 2011
|Posted: 2011-11-07 09:35 am  Permalink|
My condolences to the Adler family. Mike you will be missed. You were loved by so many and many hearts have an emptiness inside today. But we know you are no longer suffering. And are watching us from paradise above. God bless you and your family.
|King Bushwich the 33rd|
Joined: Jan 10, 2005
From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
|Posted: 2011-11-07 09:51 am  Permalink|
Sad to hear of his passing.
Happy that I got to meet him during his short stay in our world.
Joined: Nov 25, 2004
|Posted: 2011-11-07 09:53 am  Permalink|
I never actually got to meet Mike, but it is very obvious he was a wonderful person from how everyone talks about him. My condolences to the family I am sorry for your loss. Having lost my grandmother due to cancer and my sister currently fighting it, I deeply empathize.