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!
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....
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.
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
Marti & family~
May the loving memories of your brother Mike endure and stay with you forever.
Julie & Niles