It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Michael “Mikey” Anthony Peña Jr. in Highland, NY on Friday, May 21st 2021 at the age of 28.
He is survived by his mother, Monica De Leon Peña, step father Mike Rogers and estranged father Michael “Mikio” Peña along with two maternal siblings, Auvenida Peña and Virginia Peña as well as three paternal siblings M. Paul Peña, Marlene Orozco and Rebecca Peña. He will be lovingly remembered by all his family in the scope of light.
Mikey had an uncanny way to make you feel his love for his family while being himself unequivocally. He was a loving soul with a heart that was too big for this earthly realm. He could make a joke out of anything and brought smiles to those that needed it most. He was a hard worker and his attention to detail was unlike any other.
Everyone who remembers Mikey is asked to celebrate his life in their own way as he didn’t like being bound to certain rules this world offers.
Hand in hand with his love of nature, his ashes will be spread in a private manner by his immediate family.
The Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, NY is entrusted with the care and cremation arrangements for Mikey.
Instead of flowers, Michael would have hoped that you would do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for someone else in need. Pay it forward.