1929 – 2021
The family of Michael (Mike) Nicholas Vlamis announces with great sorrow his passing on Thursday December 9th. Born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on October 2, 1929. The family moved to Sacramento in 1939. Graduated from McClatchy High School, attended Sacramento City College. His education was set aside during the Korean War as he enlisted in the U.S. Navy for four years 1950-1954. Stationed at the Oak Knoll Hospital in Oakland and served on the U.S.S Yorktown aircraft carrier as an X-Ray Technician. When discharged he continued his education at Idaho State University graduating from the School of Pharmacy in 1959. He served as a Pharmacist at Manor Drugs until 1966 when he together with his three partners – George, Nick and Ted Econome opened Madison Pharmacy. Mike was known as “a pharmacist who went out of his way to serve his customers always with a warm smile and warm heart”. The pharmacy was his joy for 23 years. The store was sold to Bel Air Markets who wanted to include a pharmacy in the plans for their remodeled store. After the sale Mike worked at Land Park Pharmacy until he retired in 2000. Married in 1959 to Arline Fraga, who he had met in the fifth grade at William Land Elementary School.
He is survived by his wife Arline, his son Christopher Vlamis (Paula) and grandfather to Daniel and the late Brandon Vlamis. Brother Jim Vlamis (Argie). Predeceased by his parents Nick and Katherine and his sister Melia Vlamis.
An avid golfer and immensely proud of his three holes in ones! Also enjoyed fishing and at one time bowled 298. After retirement he genuinely enjoyed gardening and reading.