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C. Michael "Mike" Ely 1950 - 2012
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Wednesday, January 01, 2014
I was just back in Kettering this last week and heard about Mike's death "through the grapevine". I had been friends with Mike during HIgh School as he was in lots of my classes. We also "double dated" (weird term) for prom our senior year. Lots of fun memories from the 60's! Then every "reunion" we would catch up! I considered Mike a long time good friend. We continued to stay in touch after the 2009 reunion & I appreciated his insights about people, his caring values that he had with maturity ( ha! ha! Mike was always a fun guy, but I think he became a better person with age!) I am saddened with his loss & that I didn't know he was sick. We got together usually when I was up from Fl. to visit family during the summers & after Christmas. I think we rang in the year of 2012! I last saw him the summer of 2012, and then we "lost touch". Now I know why.... Again, I share in the grief of losing a friend. God's blessings to his family. He really was a good man!
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Mark,
Just found out about Mike - happen to look him up online to get in touch only to see this devastating news. My heart breaks for you and your family for this loss. All I keep thinking about is his great laugh - my days in Ft Lauderdale with him were always so much fun and he was such a big part of my life at that time - Oh this is just so sad and I am so sorry....
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Just now found out about Mike's passing. Very sorry to hear. Sympathy to family. I have many fond memories of being with The Ely's family at their house in high school. They always made me feel like I had a second home. I'll never forget laughing with Mike so hard we couldn't catch our breath. Rest well buddy.
Monday, January 07, 2013
Thoroughly enjoyed the slideshow of snipits of Mike throughout his life and yours. One thing kept reappearing, the smile. Another hard loss has hit your family. Please know others share your grief
and realize how big a loss Mike's absence will be in your life. You remain in our prayers....Carol & Paul Iles
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Marti & family~
May the loving memories of your brother Mike endure and stay with you forever.
God Bless,
Julie & Niles
Friday, December 28, 2012
I only got to know Mike for a short time,but I'm glad our paths crossed and I got to care for one of Gods bravest angel,I will remember our talks as I sat holding your hand the last few days you where here,to your family I'm sorry for the pain your feeling with Mikes passing.Remember he loves you all,and thanks you for always being there for him.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Dear Marti and Mark,
We are very sad to hear of your loss! Even though we did not know Mike personally we are sure he was just as an amazing and caring person as the two of you. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Cynthia and Scott Timmer
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Mark,
Sorry to of your brother's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Brian R. James
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Went on several golf trips with him and his friends. Always had a great time. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family. Jerry Rose / Friend of Tom Baker
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Dear Mark, Mary and Marti,
I am out of the country and cannot join you in celebrating Mike's life. I will always remember his exuberant greetings and his ease in all social gatherings, from somber funerals to family reunions to parties. I am sorry for your loss. With love,
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Mike I sure missed your christmas call this year. I always enjoyed Christmas past phone calls,and we always got caught up on families and past family history.You will always be remembered. Love you Your Cousin Shirley & Jim Mullendore
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Dear Mark, Marti & Mary, We were very saddened to learn that Mike passed away last Saturday. Although we hadn't seen Mike recently, we will always cherish the fond memories we shared with "Eeels", particularly the Spring golf outings with the Fairmont boys, and his visit with us a number of years ago at our winter home in Tucson (played lots of golf, and we learned that he was quite the handyman around our house). Mike leaves behind many great friends, and he will be missed. Our condolences to you and your family. We are very sorry that we will be unable to attend Mike's Celebration of Life on Friday as we are in Tucson for the Winter, but our thoughts will be with your family when you say goodbye to Mike.

Brian and Dee Dee Huffer
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Mark, Marti, and Mary,

We were very saddened to learn that Mike passed away last Saturday. Although we hadn't seen Mike recently, we will always cherish the fond memories we shared with "Eeels", particularly the Spring golf outings with the Fairmont boys, and his visit with us a number of years ago at our winter home in Tucson (played lots of golf, and we learned that he was quite the handyman around our house). Mike leaves behind many great friends, and he will be missed. Our condolences to you and your family. We are very sorry that we will be unable to attend Mike's Celebration of Life on Friday as we are in Tucson for the Winter, but our thoughts will be with your family when you say goodbye to Mike.

Brian and Dee Dee Huffer
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Mark, Mary and Marti,
I'm flooded with so many fond Mike memories and all those good times I spent with you Elys. I have a lot of those "remember the time" moments from holidays to the Lake Erie cottage and Lyman and beyond. It's always tragic to lose a life so young and never more true than saying goodbye to Mike. He'll always be remembered in all our hearts. Rest in peace Mike and we'll see you later.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Mark, Marti and Mary, So sorry for your loss of Mike. I want you to know that Jeri and I have you all in our thoughts and prayers. May Gods blessing be with you on the healing.

Dick and Jeri Brooks
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Mark, Marti and Mary, So sorry for your loss of Mike. I want you to know that Jeri and I have you all in our thoughts and prayers. May Gods blessing be with you on the healing.

Dick and Jeri Brooks
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
We are so sad to hear about Mike. We will always think of him with a smile on his face and his warmth and enthusiasm. Cathy and Charlie Brown
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
My thoughts & prayers go out to all of Mike's family. Along with so many others, I have many great memories of Mike (or as I always called him, Mikey). Going all the way back to kindergarten, we were always great buddies & Mike was my 'first boyfriend' in first grade. Fran used to tell me & my mom that she wanted me as her daughter-in-law! Mike was so fun to talk to & he had the best stories. I always thought he seemed to be the glue that kept all of us in the loop about things that were going on & wish I had told him that. I will forever miss his phone calls, hearing him say, 'Hey girl, what's going on?' Mike loved life, his friends & family. You will be forever missed, Mike; & our high school reunions & get-togethers will never, ever be the same. Sweet dreams, Mikey, & we'll all see you again. Now that will be a reunion.... Love you, my sweet man.... Joyce Levy Jordan
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
So sorry to hear this. Mike and I were in the same grade going back to kindergarten all the way through high school and off to Miami. We were in a lot of classes together. He always had a great sense a humor and just a great demeanor whenever I was with him. My prayers and condolences go out to his family during this tough time. Cherish those great memories.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
I am sorry for your loss.

I have a lot of fond memories of Mike. He was a great guy who provided a lot of laughs. Oh, the stories we could share! He was a character (but a good one!)
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Dear Mary,
So sorry to hear of Mike's passing.
Love and peace to you and your family.
Karen and Dale Medford
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Mike was a man of many friends and I feel privileged to have been one of them. It would not be easy to forget his funny stories and infectious laughter. Mike will be missed by many...My deepest sympathy to his family.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you all are in my thoughts.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
RIP E GREG KLING
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Mike and I go all the way back to 4th grade at Dorothy Lane Elementary ((&)) Mrs. Nutt's classroom. How dramatic that woman was!!!!!
Our Sympathies go out to his Family ((&)) Friends.
Rex ((&)) Rose Long
West Seattle by the Sea.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
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