Obituary: Michael Bruce Montgomery

Michael Bruce Montgomery
Michael Bruce Montgomery

It is with great sadness that the family of longtime Pasadena-area attorney Michael Montgomery announces his passing on Nov. 28 from natural causes at the age of 82 in Pasadena. He was surrounded by his loving children. Michael was born in Santa Barbara on Sept. 12, 1936 and was a graduate of South Pasadena High School, UCLA and USC Law School. He honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1954-58.
He is survived by his children, Michael P. Montgomery, Megan Montgomery Williams, Sarah, Lauren and Alex Montgomery, as well as his grandchildren, Mason and Charlotte Williams, and his sister, Margaret Tompkins. He was predeceased by his son Patrick Montgomery. Michael was the former mayor of South Pasadena and the state chairman of the California Republican Party. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma Alumni Association and the Fair Political Practices Commission.
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan appointed him as the commissioner of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna. President George Bush reappointed Michael, where he served until 1994. Other affiliations include his longstanding memberships in the Jonathan Club and USC Alumni Association. Loved by so many and known for his generosity, charisma and sense of humor, Michael Montgomery will be sadly missed and forever remembered.
A celebration of Michael’s life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 1527 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena. Memorial donations in memory of Michael may be made to the California Community Foundation for the Wildfire Relief Fund at calfund.org/wildfire-relief-fund.

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