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January 22, 2013
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
September 15, 2012
I would like to extend my condolences to the Modell family. Losing a parent is never easy. Mr. Modell contributed a lot to football, but I'm sure his sons would say his biggest contribution was being a father. Just know that God is with you to help heal your heart, and He promises
September 14, 2012
I extend my deepest sympathy to the Modell family. A special "thank you " for bringing football back to Baltimore and for the RAVENS! You and your wife served humanity well! True servants!
September 13, 2012
Art Modell is in the Hall of Fame of our Hearts for his Innovativeness in the NFL as well as his many Charitable Contributions and for being an All Around MVP Nice Guy.
September 12, 2012
My home is a couple of hundred yards from the Modell residence. While I never got to know Mr. Modell personally I remember well that he always went to the trouble to answer the door in person on Halloween every year. He made a special effort to entertain and engage the little kids--my son included.
September 11, 2012
Say hello to Johnny U for me Art.
September 11, 2012
My deepiest sympathy
rest in peace purple pride
September 11, 2012
Mr.Modell, thank you for all your contributions to Baltimore; I hope you and Pat enjoy it in Heaven. My prayers are with Art III and family; Be strong bro.
September 11, 2012
My deepest condolences to the family. From a friend and former orthopedic surgeon of the Browns.
September 10, 2012
My condolences to John and David Modell. Your father was a kind and gracious man. My heartfelt thanks to your father for bringing an NFL football team to Baltimore. Baltimore will love Mr. Modell eternally. Rest in Peace Mr. Modell, you will be forever missed! ~~ RaVeNs FaN ~~
September 10, 2012
In loving memory of a wonderful person. I never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Modell but he sponsored me through middle&high schools (St. Ignatius and St. Frances). By attending private school kept me out of trouble and made me focus on what I wanted to do in life. I just wanted to take this time to say thank you so much for what you and your wife did for me. I didn't get a chance to go to college but I do have 2 parttime jobs (FedEx&Underarmour). Thank you again for looking for me. I would not be where I am if it were not for you.
September 10, 2012
REST IN "PURPLE" PEACE !!!
September 10, 2012
My deepest sympathies to both John and David. I don't know if you remember, from Waite Hill, but my mom, Faye Poje, worked for your family (in the 80's) and thought the world of your parents. My mom passed away this year too, in May. She was saddened to hear about your Mother's passing and I know she would have felt the same about your father.

Many years ago, your parents donated a signed Browns football and Greg Pruitt tear away game jersey for my kids' school carnival. I'll never forget the kindness your parents showed to, not only my mom, but to me and my family too.

We still have the thank you note your father sent in '83 after his Quadruple By-Pass surgery. I had only sent a get well card, but he let no gesture go by without acknowledging it. He was a very kind and generous man.

Again, please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss.

Pam Colton
September 10, 2012
My sincere condolences to the Modell Family and their dear friends. Mr. Modell had a very good business mind and had football sense in his blood. All of football should honor his dedicated hard work and all of his accomplishments he acheived in his lifetime. Thank you Mr. Modell.

Chris Munshower
Fairview Park, Ohio
September 09, 2012
Rest in peace Art Modell.
September 09, 2012
i too am a browns fan and also a past season ticket holder from the 70s and 80s. your dad and mom did so much for the city of cleveland,may they both rest in peace and may the family also find peace.
September 09, 2012
My deepest sympathies to the Modell family. He was a very kind and generous man. I will remember all the memories at Johnny's Room 24. He treated me and my children with respect and kindness. You will be missed. God Bless all of you at this time of healing.
September 09, 2012
My deepest sympathies to the Modell family. Your father/ grandfather was more than just a "football icon". He was the head of your family - the Zaydie! I hope you take comfort knowing that even non-football fans are mourning the loss of Art Modell. RIP.
September 09, 2012
September 09, 2012
My deepest sympathy for your loss. May the peace of God help and comfort you.
September 09, 2012
HE WAS A GREAT MAN his legacy will stand forever
September 09, 2012
Thanks Art for all the great times growing up with the Browns. Take the postive not the negative. God be with the family now.
September 08, 2012
Rest in Peace Mr Modell, Thanks for all you did for Cleveland and Football.
September 08, 2012
To the Modell family May peace and comfort be with you at this time. Even though I have never met Mr. Modell I will remember him as a kind man with a heart of gold - May he rest in peace.
September 08, 2012
Art Modell did wonder's for Cleveland.
September 08, 2012
Deepest sympathy to the Modell family. Thank you, Art, for all of the wonderful things that you did for the city of Cleveland, CCF, Hospice, etc. RIP.
September 08, 2012
I am deeply sorry for your loss. May God be with you in this time of grief.
September 08, 2012
WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE MODELL FAMILY,FRIENDS,FANS,&ALL WHO KNEW MR. MODELL.
September 08, 2012
From a Cleveland Browns fan and a Browns backers member To the Modell family May peace and comfort be with you at this time Mr Modell did alot of good for the great citys of Cleveland and Baltimore May he rest in peace
September 08, 2012
I met Art on a Monday morning at the Cleveland Clinic after a Browns game the day before. He talked to me as if he knew me for years even though I had just walked up and introduced myself to him. I will always remember him as a man who showed kindness to a complete stranger.
September 08, 2012
May the God of all comfort be with the Modell family. Romans 15:33.
September 08, 2012
You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again in Paradise. John 17:3
September 08, 2012
To John and David:

Your father was a kind, gentle man and I will always cherish my memories of working for your Dad. My heart goes out to the both of you. Take care.
September 08, 2012
The people of Cleveland lost a very gifted and generous person. He and his wife were responsible for supporting the Cleveland Clinic which indirectly saved hundreds of people's lives over the years yet he only seems to be remembered for the moving of the Cleveland Browns football team which was responsible for him personally loosing millions of dollars for many years. I want to offer my sympathy to his familiy and friends and I want to let them know that some people from Ohio realize how great a person he really was. A life is worth more than a sport in many people's oppinion.
September 08, 2012
Art Modell was described as controversial. We'd describe him as a visionary. Long before he made the difficult, even heartbreaking, decision to move the Cleveland Browns team to Baltimore, he was among the first to recognize and embrace the impact television could – and did – have on NFL football. Along with Baltimore Colts' owner Carroll Rosenbloom and Pittsburgh Steelers' owner Art Rooney, Modell agreed to move his Cleveland Browns' team to the American Football Conference in 1970, following the merger of the NFL and AFL.

Even his most controversial decision – to move his franchise – left the Browns' history and heritage in Cleveland and brought an NFL team to football-starved Baltimore, which had lost its own team some 12 years earlier. Today, for example, thanks to Art Modell's vision, Jim Brown is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a Cleveland Brown – not a Baltimore Brown.

We will remember him as a good and decent man who contributed greatly to the NFL, to Baltimore and Cleveland, to the communities in which he lived, to the charities in which he believed, and – perhaps most of all – to the active and retired players whom he loved, for whom he showed compassion and whom he treated as his family. He truly embraced the league's past, present and future.

We deeply regret that neither Art nor his wife Pat lived long enough to see him enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Bruce Laird
President, Fourth & Goal
Baltimore Colts, 1972-1981
San Diego, 1982-1983
September 08, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
September 08, 2012
You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again in paradise. John 17:3
September 08, 2012
May the God of all comfort and peace be with the Modell family in your time of sorrow.
September 08, 2012
My condolences to the Modell family, God is for us a refuge and strength a helper during distresses.

Tina King Atlanta, Ga.
September 07, 2012
To the Modell Family,
May you cherish the legacy your Father, grandfather has accomplished both in Cleveland and Baltimore. May he rest in peace...and may his memory forever be eternal...
September 07, 2012
 Now may the Lord of peace himself give YOU peace constantly in every way. The Lord be with all of YOU.
- May you all received the support that is greatly needed at this time. Condolences to the friend and family of Mr. Art Modell
September 07, 2012
Thank you Mr. Modell for the great memories of Cleveland Browns football. Nobody wanted a winner more than you.
September 07, 2012
Rest in Peace.
September 07, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the sons and daughter in law and grandchildren he will be truly missed I am a Ravens fan true and true, God Bless Mary Reynolds
September 07, 2012
From a "BrownsBacker" my deepest sympathy to your family. You did a lot for the Cleveland Browns, Monday Night Football, and the NFL as a whole. R.I.P.
September 07, 2012
May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Phillipians 4:7
September 07, 2012
1Peter 5:6,7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt YOU in due time. While YOU throw your anxiety upon, because he cares for you.

I am sorry for your lost, and hope that you will find comfort in praying to God for the strength to endure this trying time in your life.
September 07, 2012

MR.ART MODELL- AT M AND T BANK STADIUM THERE WILL BE ONE DAY== A LARGE BRONZE STATUE OF A GREAT MAN-YOU MR.MODELL.
September 07, 2012
Mr Modell,

All any of us can say to you is thank you. You brought more than football back to Baltimore. You have been a great example of compassion and kindness to us all.

Rest in peace.
September 07, 2012
We will miss you, Mr. Modell. All of Baltimore will be forever grateful to you for bringing the Ravens to our city.
September 07, 2012
Rest in Peace
September 07, 2012
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.-John 14:18
May God's gentle peace fill your heart
and comfort your ...soul today and in the days to come,
September 07, 2012
Thank you, Mr&Mrs Modell.
September 07, 2012
Dear Mr. Art- Thank you for ALL that you have done for Baltimore. Thanks for a football team. May you RIP with your wife Pat.
Ginny & Brett Oxendine (Sec.103)
September 07, 2012
Thank you Mr. Modell for all that you did for Baltimore and for giving Family and Friends a reason to celebrate and come together on Sunday afternoons...
September 07, 2012
our prayers are with the Modell family. we recently lost our dad Sisto Averno, who was an original Balimore Colt. He belows in the Hall of Fame, at least he left the Browns, there name, colors and all their legacy.
September 07, 2012
MR.ART MODELL---REST IN PEACE---THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DID FOR BALTIMORE---YOU WILL BE MISSED--GOD BLESS.
September 07, 2012
Mr. Modell thank you for having the courage to bring your football team to Baltimore and the rise to greatness that they have complished since coming here. May you rest in peace. You will be missed by all your friends, family and your NFL family and friends.
September 07, 2012
RIP Art. Thank you for all you did for Baltimore.
September 07, 2012
RIP, Mr Modell:
You will be missed by all the people in BALTIMORE.
September 07, 2012
I am sorry to hear of you loss Art. May the special time spent with ART as you draw strength from the love of family and friends. Also, may you draw close to God and he will draw close to you. (James 4:8)
September 07, 2012
I am so very sorry for your loss. As you cherish fond memories also know that God is with you and will provide peace and hope in the days ahead.
2 Cor 1:3
September 07, 2012
Thank You Mr. Modell for making Baltimore "Complete".We will always be grateful to you. The way you let us share the Superbowl and touch "The Trophy" will always be in our hearts.I was a server at a Modell Birthday Party at the Harbor Court(years ago)What a wonderful,humble and giving family that take the time to talk to "The People" no matter what you do or where your from. I wish they could put a gold statue of you outside Ravens Stadium. Thank You. My prayers for his wonderful family and friends.
September 07, 2012
May the eternal light shine upon you......
September 07, 2012
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness comfort your hearts and make you firm in every good deed and word.
September 07, 2012
My prayers and condolences are with the Modell family, Just a little while longer and you will see your loved one again. (John.11:43,44)

Betty, Chicago,IL.
September 07, 2012
Thank you for the Baltimore Ravens! You will always be remember by all Baltimore Ravens fans forever! Now you always have the best seat. Sending lots of prays to your family and friends!
September 07, 2012
Sorry to hear of your loss. Psalms 55:22
September 07, 2012
Thanks Art for your devotion and innovation to the NFL and returning football to Baltimore
Steve Wirth Baltimore Clippers 1975-77
September 07, 2012
Please note that there will come a time when no one will have to loose a love one to death. For God has promise death will be no more.
September 07, 2012
Art belongs in the Hall of Fame. Without Art, there would be no Monday Night Football. Art's moving the Browns to Baltimore, while unpopular with Browns fans, got almost every franchise a new stadium upon request.
September 07, 2012
Dear Modell Family;
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find solace in the loving embrace of family and friends during this time of great loss and refuge in the God of comfort. Psalms 46:1
September 07, 2012
To the the family of Art Modell - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
September 07, 2012
Thank you for all your wonderful Memories and My prayers and thoughts are with the Family..RIP Art you will be Missed
September 06, 2012
to the family of Art Modell we offer our condolences.When I heard that he was hospitalized with failure of major organs I thought that that was the end and today it was.Sure he was controversial in movig the Browns to Baltimore but my family and I were still in Connecticut when that happened.He was a great man that transformed the Baltimore Ravens into a winning franchise.Every football fan and Ravens fans especially Art will be terribly missed.Even now Art is talking to out God.RIP Art Modell
September 06, 2012
dear Modell and family Art will be truly missed. he did alot for cleveland and what he had done for every one that he loved . he will be missed vey much. we all have ti think that jesus wanted him and he is an angel of the lord above. i really likeed him alot and now he is watching all of his friends down here on earth and seeing how every thing is doing such a nice man that he was he was one in a million and their is no one like him at all he just did what he had to do and he did it with a great full heart and now he is with his beautiful wife singing and dancing ,having a great time with her love in christ jesus
September 06, 2012
God bless Mr. Art Modell's family and friends give them peace, strength and comfort to make it through this time of grief and sorrow.

A fan of football
September 06, 2012
I never met Art Modell... but he had a profound impact on my life.... he will always be in my heart.

The Modell Family Trust funded a state of the art spinal cord injury therapy pool at Kennedy Krieger; something that very few saw or knew existed, but many needed. Thank You for your gracious gift to a stranger in need. Today, I walk because of Mr. Modell's generosity.

There is a special place in Heaven for Art Modell.
September 06, 2012
Thank You for Monday Night Football Art. And for your effort at Friday Night Football.

Phil S.
Tucson, AZ
September 06, 2012
My condolences to the Modell family for your loss. Art is peacefully resting. May you have comfort in prayer at this sad time. Psalms 65:2
September 06, 2012
Thank you for all the good things you did for the city of Cleveland as well as Cleveland Clinic...May you R.I.P. Art
September 06, 2012
My prayers and thoughts are with the Modell family .. He truley be missed .. I can remember me and my kids standing out on owings mills blvd waiting for the Ravens to come back to training camp after winning and going to the superbowl .. It was a great feeling to see what true fans we were at that time.. R.I.P. Art you be greatly missed .. Love you may you rest in peace ..
September 06, 2012
You did much good for the city of Cleveland. Many charities and foundation were helped by your generous and giving hand. You did so quietly and you never gave a donation with the intent of having your name placed on a building to tell everyone of your generosity either.. You were a man with a lot of class and modesty. My prayers are with you and your family, Mr. Modell. May you rest in peace and God bless you.
September 06, 2012
We would like to offer our condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Art Modell

FootballTopFan and fans nationwide appreciate his contributions to the National Football League (NFL).
September 06, 2012
Dear David,
I was part of the group that used to gather in an office or conference room at NBC Burbank in the 1980s to watch Browns games. I remember the day you called to ask if you could join us, and we were so glad you did. Deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. May your father rest in peace.
September 06, 2012
Hold on to all the happy and loving memories. May God continue to comfort and strengthen you through your Pain and sorrow. Psalms 146:5,6
September 06, 2012
rest in peace mr.modell.
September 06, 2012
John 5:28
September 06, 2012
he will be missed but now he with god
September 06, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 06, 2012
John, David, and Family,
May God give you comfort in this time of sorrow. For "the LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of distress."(Nahum1:7)
September 06, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Modell family. It is at this time when grief is great, You can find comfort in God's word at Psalms 55:22. and in the loving memories of your dear love one.
Jem D. Florida
September 06, 2012
To the Modell Family

My deepest sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. I would like to thank Art for bringing football back to Baltimore and for everything else him and his family have done for the community. He was and still is one of the greatest NFL pioneers. We have lost a great man but he has been reunited with his true love. Rest in peace Art. God bless!
September 06, 2012
To Art's Family my most heartfelt condolences, Art was legend to me. His love for the game was un-surpassed. We've lost a great man and I will mess him.

John Leonard
Mentor on the Lake, Ohio
September 06, 2012
To The Modell Family:

I had the honor and privilege to meet Art Modell on several occasions, during the tenure of Head Coach Sam Rutigliano. The first time I met Art was at Browns training camp at Kent State. He really took the time to get to know me and know about my experiences in the NFL with Washington and New Orleans. As a former co-worker and friend of Sam's, Art made me feel like a part of the Browns family when he saw me.

The last time I saw Art (and his wife Pat) was when I attended the Browns game in Seattle in '78. He talked with me on the bus ride to practice at the University of Washington and was kind and generous to invite me to a private dinner that evening at the top of the Space Needle. When it came time to check out the next day from the hotel, I learned that Art had picked up my bill!

Only those who truly got to know Art, even for the shortest time can appreciate what he meant to the Browns organization, his family and others. And his wife Pat, who I met just once, was also one of the finest and most graceful women I've ever met.

Art's contributions to the NFL and to charities in Cleveland and Baltimore were more than most. It demonstrated an unselfishness not found in many.

My condolences to your family and to quote from the classic film, "It's a Wonderful Life", "no man is a failure, who has friends". Art Modell had many friends.
September 06, 2012
Art will alway,s hold a place in my heart after all he brought football back to B.More.I will keep his family in my prayer,s.May God be with his family in thier time of need.God Bless .
September 06, 2012
I wish to extend my condolences to the Modell family. As owner of The Cleveland Browns, the City of Cleveland, was a shinning star under Mr. Modell's watch. Although our beloved Browns did not capture a Superbowl title, the mere excitement of those championship games kept hopes and dreams alive for Browns Town fans. And for that, I say "thank you" and may you Rest In Peace.
September 06, 2012
R.I.P.
September 06, 2012
Our thoughts are with Art's family. He was wonderfully innovative and truly loved the NFL and the people with whom he worked.
September 06, 2012
Good men like Art make life worth living. Thank you Art
September 06, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to John, David and the Modell family on Art's passing. He is now reunited with his beloved Patricia. He was a wonderful man and the world will be less with his passing. Sincerely, Nancy, Bill,Jr. and Roger Breit
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