OBITUARY: Local Attorney Michael Ditchik passes away; Memorial Sunday

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Michael Ditchik was born in Freeport, NY on March 31, 1962.

He died on November 24, 2015.

Mike attended the Wharton School at Penn, received his BA from SUNY Binghamton and his JD from Boston University. Mike was a member of the New York, District of Columbia and Washington State bars. He specialized in Family Law with an emphasis on collaborative dispute resolution.

The philosophy of his practice was in the amicable resolution of family law matters and he served as a mediator to effect resolutions.

Mike is survived by his wife, Kay Shabazian-Ditchik, his son Matthew, his parents Bernard and Florence Ditchik, his sisters Carrie Singer and Ellen Mandel and several nieces and nephews.

Mike is also survived by his beloved cats Princess and Gremlin.

Mike was a strong advocate for the citizens of Normandy Park and served as the legislative chairman of the Marvista P.T.S.A.

He loved cycling, skiing, tennis, paint ball wars, reading, sunflowers, practical jokes and most of all playing black ops with Matthew, games he usually lost.

Mike’s family and his friends will miss him.

A memorial service for Mike will be held at the Normandy Park Cove, 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA this Sunday, November 29 at 2:00 p.m.

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One Response to “OBITUARY: Local Attorney Michael Ditchik passes away; Memorial Sunday”
  1. BetterBurien says:

    Very sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. The loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult hardships we face. I lost a family member last month, and another the year prior. Sadly, all of us will go through this painful experience several times throughout our lives. The memories and emotions will hit you when you least expect them. It sounds like Mike lived a full life and, commendably, did not take himself too seriously, though he was taken far too soon.

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