August 6, 2002 – April 11, 2018
MICAH’S FINAL BOW
With great sadness and heartbreak, we inform you of the death of Micah Weinberger, beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, friend, scholar, athlete, and all-around lovely person. Micah died on April 11, 2018 at the age of 15.
None who knew Micah can forget his smile and sense of humor, his lightning-fast mind, his endless curiosity, or his immense kindness. There’s little he enjoyed more than helping others, and he had a keen eye for noticing something that needed doing and simply doing it.
Mikey brought something special to every conversation and every experience. No food was too weird for his palate, no topic of conversation too esoteric, no question too dull to elicit a quirky insightful answer.
Micah loved physical play and was a tenacious athlete, competing in track, wrestling and volleyball at Wilcox High School in his freshman year. In his sophomore year he transferred to the Mission Early College High School. He greatly enjoyed studying computer science, math and other subjects alongside college students as well as other high school students. His brilliance was recognized by his teachers at Discovery Charter School, Wilcox High and Mission College.
Micah was a compassionate kid, a great listener, and a great talker. He was skilled in nonviolent communication (NVC), an approach to compassion and connection that he learned from his parents and from participating in family camps focused on NVC. He was planning to serve as an intern at an NVC social justice leadership program in July.
Mikey’s death leaves a hole in the universe far bigger than he was, and a hole in our hearts that will never be filled. May his memory be a blessing.