The South Bay Labor community is mourning the loss of a dedicated activist, Mike Quiroz, II. Mike died at his San Jose home Monday, December 15.
Mike was a beloved husband, a dedicated father, a caring son who took care of both of his parents while they were alive, a caring brother to both his sisters Rosy, Linda, and his older brother Tom. Mike played sports during his childhood; his favorite of which was baseball. He was a role model to his nephews, nieces, and cousins, co-workers, and fellow SBLC delegates. He was a faithful man to God.
Mike was a beloved husband of 26 years to Gloria Vargas Quiroz, also a dedicated SBLC delegate. Mike and Gloria married on a special day, Martin Luther King JR’s birthday. Mike was her soul mate, her friend, and her mentor. He dedicated his life to his family and to education.
The Quiroz’s have a beautiful, caring son, Mike Vargas Quiroz, III, who Mike adored so much. Mike was involved in his son’s entire life, coaching his son’s little league sports teams including baseball, football, and soccer. He also took time out of his schedule to take his son to his ice skating and karate practice. Continue reading