9/7/1920 – 3/16/2013
Loving Husband of Marilyn Katzmark, Father to Miki Kazmarek, Carole Palese, Kandy Katzmark, Mike Katzmark, Laura Griffith and Mike Hauck, Grandfather of Tonya, Amber, Geoff, Niki, Trina, Melanie, Tiffany, Teresa, Mike, Kela, Kawika and Great Grandfather of 12 beautiful children.
As a Career Marine, he enlisted in 1941 and served in World War II, the Korean Conflict, and finally in the Vietnam War (2 tours of duty) He was awarded the Bronze Star while serving in Vietnam.
After a 26 year career he retired from military service and entered into the his own Dump Truck and Excavation Business in San Clemente., Mark Trucking.
Michael resided in San Clemente since 1956.
Michael’s love of motors, engines and fast cars allowed him to spend many years off road racing in Baja with the Scalzo Brothers and also in South Africa.
Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church on Saturday March 23 at 11 am with the reception following in the Parish Hall. A full military Burial will be celebrated at a future date at Arlington National Cemetery.