VIGODDA, Michael Jon

On Tuesday, July 14, Michael Jon Vigodda passed away in Haifa, Israel at the age of 56. He is survived by his loving partner Gazit Adler, father Len (Kathryn), sister Keleigh (Arie), half-brother Shima and niece Meradith. Pre-deceased by his mother Marilyn (Maurice). Missed by his large extended family and his many friends here and abroad. Mike was a bon vivant who lived his life to the fullest. He travelled extensively as a photojournalist before settling in Israel and opening up Mike’s Place in Jerusalem, known best as a haven for artists, international journalists and musicians. Mike was a passionate and enthusiastic raconteur, a lover of music, animals and of nature. Always a champion for the underdog. Interment has taken place in Haifa, Israel. May he know peace and be re-united with his beloved Mother and his canine pal Scruffy. If so desired, donations may be directed to the animal charity of your choice.