Michael Joseph Vishio
Born in Philadelphia to the late Nicholas Sr and Patricia (nee Donohue). Predeceased by his oldest brother Nicholas Jr. Michael was survived by his devoted daughter Amanda and her fiance William "Bill" McAviney, former wife Anneliese McMenamin his brother Christopher (Donna) , his neice Courtney Taylor (Jake) and great nephew Easton all of Viera, Florida.
Big Mike was a charismatic and eccentric character. He lived his life freely and was bored easily with routines and conventionality. He was an opinionated and critical sports fan and race horsing officianado. Mike moved many times throughout his life; Las Vegas, Washington State, Margate and Atlantic City, NJ to name a few but no matter how far he wandered he would always return to his beloved Ocean City, NJ where he enjoyed plenty of Voltaco's Cheesesteaks and winning against his daughter in Minature Golf at every course on the boardwalk. In his younger years, Michael was a talented athlete with a great affinity for baseball. During high school he played at Veterans Stadium for the Philadelphia Public League All- Star game where he hit a home run. He and Amanda went to many Phillies game together where he passed his knowledge and passion for the game on to her. He held many jobs over the years a bouncer, bartender , casino manager, wine salesman, and college facilities director at LaSalle University. Mike was a voracious reader and huge fan of British satire, Monty Python's Life of Brian was at the top of his list. He had an ecceltic taste in music from Eric Clapton and Prince to TSOP produced sounds of Gamble and Huff. Michael will always be remembered lovingly as a genuine Renaissance man. A memorial will be held for friends and family at a later time.
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