Monday, June 13, 2011

Island Icon Mike Gvara AKA "Island Dog" Passes Away

The San Pedro Sun has confirmed that long time island resident and artist Mike Gvara, fondly known as "Island Dog" was found deceased in his San Pedro home this evening.

According to friends, Mr. Gvara has been suffering from ill health and was last seen Saturday afternoon letting his dogs in. No foul play is suspected at this time.

For years The San Pedro Sun printed his amusing cartoons depicting the island life he had grown to love. He will be terribly missed and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends.

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Anonymous said...

So sad to hear this. I have several of his drawings and they will now hold an even more precious spot in my heart in memory of him. RIP Mike.
Condolences to his family and friends. Gail Pencoff

Anonymous said...

See you later Mike. We'll have a rum together and go fishing again when my time comes. Your friend M.

Anonymous said...

Goodbye, Dad.

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are sad deep in the heart of Texas.... Diana