Micheal was born in Moline, IL. to Swanny and Lillian (Williams) Venovich. He grew up in Huntington Beach, CA. Spending Summers in Illinois with his Uncles Bruce Williams and Paul Williams fishing and diving in the Mississippi River. He had a witty sense of humor and liked to crack jokes. He was also an exceptional guitar player. Mike was in the cultured pearl business traveling to Japan, Hong Kong and Australia. Surviving family include his wife Irina Rivers, son Sean Venovich, step son Alex, sisters Marsha Ramirez, Brenda Yates. Also several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.