By Lucy Huntzinger: Mike Farren, a long time Bay Area fan, died at 10:30 p.m. on May 22, 2014. His heart gave out, but he had other serious health issues and was in decline most of this year. He did not regain consciousness after the collapse that saw him admitted to the hospital last week, but those of us who kept him company there felt he was aware of our presence and knew he was not alone.
I have taken charge of his cat Millie as he requested earlier this year and she has a new fannish home where she will be greatly cherished. Mike loved her dearly as he loved all his cats.
He was estranged from his family, though I assume the county or state will eventually locate them. At this time I am liaising with his social worker to coordinate between the VA, the hospital, the coroner’s office and his friends. There will be a funeral for him provided by the Veterans Administration. I will post the service information when it’s available.
More details at SF Site News.