April 18, 1929-Sept.
Published in Inside
Bay Area on September 14, 2011
Miguel Bargas passed
away peacefully surrounded by his family in his home, where he was an
example of courage, faith and unconditional love for his family and friends.
Miguel was born and raised in Progreso, Yucatan, MX. After High School,
he went to study medicine at Mexico City's Military Medical College but
his passion was always baseball.
He played on a professional mexican league then Miguel's career landed
him in Lubbock, TX, where he had been drafted into AA. There, his pitching
was perfected with the coaching skills of Hall of Famer Dizzy Dean and
brother Paul "Daffy" Dean.
Lefty, Miguel "Chueco" Bargas' had a mean curve ball! An elbow
injury cut his baseball career short.
A new chapter of Miguel's life began in Oakland, CA where he worked for
Sherwin Williams Company in Emeryville for 34 years and then retired.
Miguel enjoyed life to the fullest. He was an avid tennis player, huge
Oakland A's fan, loved to travel and was proud of designing and building
his home in Progreso where he vacationed every year.
Miguel was the life of the party wherever he went with his humor and great
Miguel is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rosa Maria, his children,
Rosemary Medeiros (Joey), Miguel Bargas Jr. (Cindy), Rene Bargas (Maricela),
Carmen Galli. Grandchildren, Kristin (Anthony), Joseph (Amy), Danelle,
Connor, Giana, Miguel, David, Nikki, Erika (CJ), Abel, Marcela, Tony,
Jessica and their Dad Paul. Great-Grandchildren; Jose, Adriana, Sophia,
Lily, Anthony and Maliah. His only surviving sister Mimi Duarte and many
nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to give special thanks to Rosario "Chayito"
Arreguin, who was a wonderful caretaker and loving friend.
A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Thursday September 15, 2011 at 11:00am
at St. Filicitas Catholic Chuch, 1662 Manor Blvd., San Leandro. A reception
in the parish hall will follow mass.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Miguel's memory to the American
Holy Angels Funeral Center