Michael Joseph Budnick Jr.
September 17, 1943 ~ August 17, 2013
Mike was born in Pasco to Marge (Morse) and Mike Budnick Sr. On August 17, at Wenatchee Valley Medical Center, he peacefully passed away after battling cancer for the past nine months. With his father as a pro baseball player, their family lived in: Wenatchee, Seattle, New York, San Francisco, and San Diego, before settling back in Seattle. Mike graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1961, where he was an outstanding baseball player. After attending the University of Washington, Mike embarked on a successful career with King County Public Works. Retiring after 30 years, dividing his time between the Survey and Building and Land Development departments, he then worked for Baima & Holmberg, Inc. Land Surveyors for seven years. Playing baseball since childhood, Mike played men’s adult league baseball and fastpitch softball well into his fifties and was fortunate to enjoy time playing on the same fastpitch team with his sons the last few seasons. He also enjoyed bowling, fishing and watching sports. Mike and wife Yvonne, loved the sun and enjoyed traveling to Hawaii. For the past fourteen years they lived in Manson, on Lake Chelan. They enjoyed
fly-fishing, landscaping and gardening. A loving father, grandfather, cousin and friend, Mike will be missed by all.
He was a wonderful, loving and devoted husband to his wife, Yvonne, who survives him; as well as sons, Will (Jennifer) of Edmonds and Scott (Lisa) of Bothell. Mike is also survived by his four adoring grandchildren: Ryan, Tate, Kelsey and Cameron; his uncle and aunt, Chuck and Charlotte Morse of Northfield, MN; as well as a large extended family.
A Memorial will be held on October 5, 2013 at the Shilshole Bay Beach Club from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The program will begin at 2:00 p.m. Per Mike’s request, please wear casual attire! Please visit and sign the online guest book at