SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. — Michael Leo Tremblay, 68, of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, whose “joie de vivre” (joy of life) lifted all who knew him, returned to the Lord on Aug. 6, 2017, after a courageous struggle with illness to regain his health.

“Mike” was born on March 29, 1949, in Biddeford, Maine, graduating from St. Louis High School in 1967, and later Wentworth Institute of Technology. He was a talented athlete at St Louis, football, baseball and basketball, with baseball his favorite sport. Mike’s unique pitching style as a “left-handed knuckleballer” earned him several accolades in local sports circles in Maine. His joy of baseball stayed with him throughout his life. He was also a loyal follower of football, especially the New England Patriots and locally USC.

On June 1, 2002, he married the love of his life Janice Geddings at a beautiful ceremony and reception at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center. 

Mike had a very successful career in sales management in audio and video devices for the entertainment industry, working many years as national sales manager for Shape Inc. of Biddeford, vice president sales for Swire Magnetics and later with Saehan Media of Korea. 

Michael is survived by: his wife of 15 years, Janice; his brother, Mark and wife, Ellen of Westford, Massachusetts; stepmother, Vivian Tremblay of Lawrenceville, Georgia; stepbrother, David Hickey of Lawrenceville; and stepsister, Maureen Macaleer of Ruckersville, Virginia; his nephew, Christopher and wife, Mary of Chelmsford, Massachusetts; many members of the Geddings family; several cousins; and numerous loving friends.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Leo and Doris Tremblay of Biddeford; his in-laws, James and Marion Geddings of Columbia, South Carolina; and his long-time, faithful dog companion, “Mikey”.

A memorial service will be held in Maine at a later date to be announced.

Sign an online guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com, Surfside Beach, South Carolina.