Michael Hardeman Obituary, Death – Michael E. Hardeman was born on July 4, 1943, and passed away on December 7, 2022. It is with great sadness that we share the news of Michael E. Hardeman’s demise at the age of 79. Michael is survived by his devoted wife, Marina Hardeman; his cherished children Monica, Nick (Katie), and Greg; and his grandchildren Evan Redmond, Gracie Gavin, Damien, and Alexandra Hardeman; as well as his loved siblings Linda Romeo and Ron Hardeman. His daughter Michelle, his son Vince, and his brother Vince all passed away before he did. He was predeceased by his parents, Olga Pavloff and Vince Hardeman.
Mike Hardeman was born on July 4, 1943, making him a native San Franciscan of the third generation. He received his elementary education at Mission Dolores School and his high school diploma from Balboa High School. Mike was a prominent figure in San Francisco’s labor movement. After working as a bottler in breweries to get started, he went on to become an apprentice sign painter in 1962 and then a journeyman member of Sign and Display Local Union 510, IUPAT, the following year in 1966. Mike served on the board of directors for the following organizations: Angel Island Immigration Station; Consumer Federation of California; OPEIU Local 3 Pension and Health Trust Fund; Bay Area Catholic Labor Committee; Serenity House; and SF 49ers Community Adv.
Mike was a member of the SF Labor Council Executive Board for more than 30 years. He was also a delegate for the SF Building Trades. Panel, the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Board, and hundreds of other organizations participated. In the past, he has served his community as a member of the Democratic Central Committee, the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the San Francisco Port Commission, the San Francisco Fire Commission, and the Respiratory Care Board of California. Currently, he is an appointed member of the California State Athletic Commission.
Mike was a very proud member of the St. Vincent School for Boys clubs known as Calamari, Fryers, and Godfathers. He was honored with multiple accolades from organizations such as the San Francisco Labor Council, the San Francisco Convention and Visitor Bureau, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, and many more.
In addition to this, and as was mentioned in the beginning, Mike was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather (Papa). He was a passionate coach of San Francisco minor sports, an avid fan of the Giants, 49ers, and Warriors, and a supporter of his daughter-in-semi-professional law’s soccer team, the CA Storm.
He liked spending time with his children and grandchildren. Mike enjoyed all sports! On Tuesday, December 13, at 6:30 pm, there will be a vigil, and on Wednesday, December 14, there will be a visitation at 10:30 am, and then there will be a Funeral Mass at 11:00 am. Family and friends are welcome to attend. All services will be held at Saint Cecilia Church, which is located at 2555 17th Avenue in San Francisco.