In memoriam: Hit-and-run victim Michael Brian Lake

Michael Lake. Photo: Courtesy of family
Michael Lake. Photo: Courtesy of family

Michael Brian Lake, 64, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 26 following a hit-and-run bicycle accident on Jan. 13 in Berkeley.

Michael will be remembered for his great sense of humor, a contagious laugh and a gentle heart.

His last profession was as a parking controller with LAZ Parking and UC Berkeley, where he helped clients and employees at the School of Optometry, UC Berkeley with a smile each day. Mike had worked there for 18 years, and had even worked the day of his tragic accident. He loved to ride his bike and a day rarely passed when he wasn’t on it.

Read Michael’s full obituary, which includes details of his memorial, in Berkeley’s Obituaries section, and feel free to share your memories there in the Comments section.


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