It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mitch Bakich of San Juan Bautista at the age of 90. He is survived by his daughters Michelle Boisen (Jeff) of Santa Cruz and Monique Cabrera (Michael) of Hollister, grandchildren Mitchell Ryan Bakich (Heather), Nick Bakich (Donna), Marqui and Drew Boisen, and great grandchildren Mia and Natalie Bakich. He is predeceased by his wife Laida Bakich and son Mark Bakich. Mitch was a man of countless talents, a jack of all trades and friend to many. Family was always first. He dearly loved his wife and children, and his role of beloved Papa to his grandchildren. He was their first best friend and he enthusiastically engaged in any silliness that would elicit grins and giggles. He leaves us with memories that will keep us smiling through our tears. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff at Mabie Northside Skilled Nursing for their compassionate care of Mitch these last few years. Donations in honor of Mitch may be made to the Mabie Northside Activities Fund and mailed to Hazel Hawkins Foundation, 911 Sunset Drive, Hollister, CA 95023. Private family services will be held at San Juan District Cemetery.