Michael Meraz passed quietly in his sleep due to coronavirus-related complications on July 31st, 2021, in Sacramento, California.
Michael was born on December 30th, 1957, in Sacramento, CA, to Manuel Meraz and Millie Martinez Meraz. He had a very long career in criminal justice -- he was a law enforcement officer with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department for 3 years and the Sacramento Police Department for 16 years, and served as a clerk and court attendant with the Sacramento Superior Court for the last 16 years up until his passing.
Michael loved animals, traveling, and the outdoors. He made frequent trips to the Willow Creek area of California to off-road and camp among nature. He closely followed international football leagues and travelled to many fantastic locations abroad to attend live games, with Mexico and Italy as his favorite destinations.
Michael is preceded in death by his father, Manuel, his mother, Millie, his brother, Richard, his dog, Anyuk, and his cat, Calvin.
Michael is survived by his siblings Manuel, Danny, and Margie, his only child, Lilith (née Sydney) and his grandcat, Bubby.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, services will be held privately among family and friends on September 11, 2021. Michael’s ashes will be mixed with his dog Anyuk’s and scattered at a later date.
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