Michael O. Lenmark, a former Marina del Rey liveaboard, died Tuesday, October 31st, at his residence in Inglewood at the age of 60.

He was born on August 31st, 1946 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and lived in many cities throughout his life. During the Vietnam War, Lenmark served in the 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry, 9th Division.

His friends say he loved music, photography, the ocean and sailing. Lenmark lived on a boat docked in Marina del Rey from the early 1990s until his recent move to Inglewood.

“Mike was an extremely creative and talented cameraman,” Lenmark’s friends wrote. “Mostly, Mike will be remembered for being a true and giving friend, one who was free of judgment or criticism and always great company to be with.

“Mike Lenmark always valued family and friendship as the most important aspects of his life.”

Lenmark was cremated, with half of his ashes to be spread in the Pacific Ocean and the other half to be spread in his hometown, Eau Claire.

The Bible passage written at his death is from II Timothy 4:7 — “I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith.”

He is survived by his sister Margo, brothers Marty and Mark and numerous friends.

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