Michael DiPasqua Obituary, Death – Michael DiPasqua passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016, after a 63-year fight with cancer. Mike was well-known in the community for his contributions to the development of over 300 Subway Sandwich Shops in Central Florida, as well as his co-founding of PCMD Management Company, which owns and operates over 40 Subway franchisees. Mike was also regarded favorably for his contributions to the Subway brand.
He was a driving force behind countless operational innovations and a key figure in the Subway franchise system, but his life was so much more than that. Mike was a well-known jazz percussionist long before he became engaged with Subway, recording with many modern jazz greats such as Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber, Lyle Mays, Gerry Mulligan, Ralph Towner, Dave Samuels, and David Friedman. Mike has performed at numerous jazz festivals across the world, including Newport and Montreux.
Mike continued to play and record on the side even after he left Subway. Mike loved to sail, golf, and ride his motorcycle, but his greatest gift was his sense of humor. Everyone who knew him admired his quick and perceptive wit, easy ability to connect with others, and genuine desire to laugh and make others laugh with him. His sense of humour was consistent and seemingly effortless, a gift to everyone around him. His pleasure will live on in the hearts of his family and friends.
Mike’s wife, Martina, his children, Anna and Michael Joseph, five siblings, Gayle Pryor, Donna DiPasqua (Robert Still), Curtis DiPasqua (Carol), Lynn Ganssle (Jeff), Peter DiPasqua, Jr. (Lynn), and many nephews and nieces survive him. We’re all missing you. On Friday, September 2nd, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., a memorial ceremony will be conducted at Allen J. Harden Funeral Home, 1800 N. Donnelly Street, Mount Dora, FL. Donations in Michael’s name should be directed to the Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778. Phone donations can be made by dialing (352) 742-6819 or (888) 728-6234.