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Mike Gvara, "Island Dog" #409959
06/15/11 11:01 PM
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Mike Gvara, "Island Dog"

Island Icon Mike Gvara AKA "Island Dog" Passes Away

The San Pedro Sun has confirmed that long time island resident and artist Mike Gvara, fondly known as "Island Dog" was found deceased in his San Pedro home this evening.

According to friends, Mr. Gvara has been suffering from ill health and was last seen Saturday afternoon letting his dogs in. No foul play is suspected at this time.

For years The San Pedro Sun printed his amusing cartoons depicting the island life he had grown to love. He will be terribly missed and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends.

Other articles about Island Dog can be read at:

Re: Mike Gvara passes away [Re: Marty] #409833
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Mike always had a smile and upbeat attitude. I so enjoyed sitting around having a beer or a cup of coffee with him and listening to his stories. He will be missed greatly. RIP

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Re: Mike Gvara passes away [Re: Marty] #409835
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Such sad news. RIP MIke and prayers for you and your family.

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I am so sorry to hear this. Mike was always a laugh a minute - and what a wonderful artist. He will be missed. Rest in Peace Mike.

Re: Mike Gvara passes away [Re: Marty] #409842
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Very sad. A loss for the island. It won't feel the same without him. My condolences to those he left behind.
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Re: Mike Gvara passes away [Re: Marty] #409843
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Our condolences also. Mike was somebody we always made it a point to seek out. He was entertaining to the max and a great icon indeed for those who would leave everything behind and move to the island. He will be missed. We have a number of his works in our home, and we will think of him everytime we look at them.

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Re: Mike Gvara passes away [Re: Bobber] #409871
06/14/11 05:26 PM
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Mike will be missed, he is a great loss to this island. His funeral was held this afternoon.

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Re: Mike Gvara passes away [Re: Marty] #409875
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A really nice man and a very great loss.

Re: Mike Gvara passes away [Re: PROBUS] #409876
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I spent many an afternoon visiting with Mike, on the beach next to Ramon's, telling war stories and just swapping BS, I think I still have his original drawings for his published book of cartoons.

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Re: Mike Gvara passes away [Re: Marty] #409892
06/15/11 08:38 AM
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One very nice down to earth guy ...A man of class
I think he could have been the poster guy for the living the dream group .He loved the island .And one look at his face you new it.he lived life to the max.
Rest in peace ..

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