Hope it's better where you are
Miss you my brother. Semper Fi!
You have been gone for 4 years today, think of you every day. Miss You Rest in Peace, Dad-d
Mike, Miss You!!!! Rest in Peace, DaD-D
Thank you Steve for remembering Michael. When he talked about his childhood, your name and Andre's always came up. Hope you are doing well.
You were my best friend in Pierrepont. You've left me and Andre with many fond memories. Thanks for stopping by after your tour. Rest in peace, my friend.
Missing you Mike...When I think of Camp LeJeune, I remember all the good times we all had watching Alf at my house during lunch hour!!!
Michael, do you remember "Marshmallow Soup"? It worked for the girls. I was just told it worked for JJ. LOL
Thank you and Semper Fi to you all! I hope you have moments of laughter when you remember him.
Mike you'd be amazed at all the guys that are finding each other this year. I cant believe you've been gone 3 years. We didn't keep in touch to well,but your being gone makes me miss you more! You were/are a good friend and if the guys get together this year Im sure you'll be there in sprit and story!
I was stationed with Mike In Camp LeJeune, I remember the day he showed up and enlighten me about NJ, turns out Mike and I and indeed all of the fellas in Truck Co. were a tight bunch of brothers. I was very sad to here of his passing. I extend my sincere condolences to his wife and family...Semper Fidelis Devil Dog
Thank you Jeff, Roger and Bobby for remembering our son Michael. God Bless you all and stay well.
I too served with Mike at Camp Lejeune. This comes as a shock. God bless you Mike.
I served with Mike from 85-87 in Truck Co , Headquarters Bn. The Memories from 3rd platoon was the absolutly best times of my life!! Miss ya Mike!!! Semper Fi Marine!!
I just found out about Mikes passing, we served together in the Marines both stateside and in Japan, miss ya Mike!!!
I miss you my buddy. I think of you always. I think of the times at Camp LeJeune when you first reported for duty after my combat tour. You were a real boot!! I have kept in contact with Donna and your dad Michael..
Mike, It is two years since you left us. You are missed by all who knew a loved you. Rest in peace MARINE. You are always in my thoughts, Love and miss you. DAD-D
The light in our life is dimmer, but it will never go out. You are always in our hearts and prayers. Mommy & Daddy xoxo
Officer Maita, I'm not sure what made me google your name today. I did just now and sadly read the news...you are now an angel in heaven but we miss you so very very much. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and service. You have set a great example for all of us to follow. May you rest in peace and may the Lord watch over your loved ones here on earth.
Every day I ask for strength to deal with what's left behind.... It's not easy..... Time flies by so fast yet there is so much to do specially for one person..... Once again I am left to myself as my only resource.....
Mike, It's been 15 months since you left us. We are now in April and this will always be a special time for me when we spent the month together when Sheila went home for a visit. Rest in Peace Marine. Love Dad-D
Seems like the sun rises then sets....It's a cycle that seems to just go on.
The days just go by.
Could you possibly put in a good word for me up there? I need the pain to go away so I could hopefully heal faster.
Mike, Today is your 1 year anniversary in Heaven. You fought the good fight and you were an insperation to those who knew you and those whom you came in contact with. I will always treasure the times we had before you left us. Rest in Peace. Dad-D
It's your 365th day up there, Hunny. I whole year. Tomorrow is your anniversary there. I remember everything from diagnosis to the very last second of your life on earth.
I will forever cherish our "good times".
I miss you and wish you were here now to help me out but I know you are in much better shape up there.
Happy New Year in Heaven, Michael. I know you must have made everyone laugh and have fun when the New Year rolled in.
Happy New Year in heaven, Hunny.
I miss you, Hunny, specially now.
Mike, It's 11 months today since you left us. You are always in my thoughts and Heart. Miss you. Rest in Peace DAD-D
There were tears at the table yesterday as we talked about how much you loved the mashed potatoes and Sheila loves the turnips. We really missed the laughter that you brought to the table the most. Loving you always with all my heart and soul, Mommy
It's Thanksgiving day. I find myself thinking about you and your family. please find a way to show them that you're not truly gone today. Sheila and your mom need this during the holidays to come. I hope they are serving up a feast for you up there Mike.
It's been 307 days now. Yesterday was a big day for me. Wished you were here. Oh I wished you were here. It was supposed to be a big step in life. Who would have thought I'd be a widow this very special year...
Thank you for your service and for being a friend!
It's 266 days today. Today was supposed to be a very special day for us. I tried to make the most of it...
This time is just so difficult...
What will tomorrow be like?
Today was tough. I came across a pile of cards - Christmas cards from last year. We never got to read them in our tradition because we spent the fall & winter holidays last years in the hospital. It was so heart wrenching having to go though the cards without you. Oh what a day.....
Today you have been gone 250 days. It doesn't hurt less. Thoughts of you having fun with Keith makes me smile.
Every summit I set foot on, I wondered if I was closer to you somehow...
It's easy to say God was cruel for taking you away from me but I am grateful God gave you freedom from the agony you endured as you fought the gremz.
Oh, to hold you one more time.....
Each day passes by.
I miss you so much...so very much
Mike, It has been 5 months since you left us. You are missed by all who love and knew you. I was at William Doyle Cemetery today to visit with you for a while. I will be going back next Monday with Chuck and Ryan for another visit. Rest in Peace. I miss you son. Love Dad-D
I spent time with "our children" on Father's day. I know you are very proud of them. They miss you.
6/21/11 marks the 5 month anniversary since you went to heaven. I still expect you to walk through the door or for the phone to ring and hear you say, 'Hi Momma." I miss your smile, your laugh and most of all your hugs. I love you with all my heart and soul. xoxoxo Love, Mommy
You are sooo missed Michael...
I miss you so much...
It's been 146 days since I kissed you goodbye.
Oh there's been so many days I wished I would see you at home, needed your comfort, needed to see you smile...
Then I see you...
Life goes on on this side of the dirt...
I went and saw you today, did you see me? It was so hard for me to say good-bye to you. I still can't believe that I won't hear you call me Mel, or get a funny email from you. I wish I could've been there for my friend. I'm sorry I didn't keep in touch as much as I should've. I love you Mike. I think about you everyday!
I miss my friend! I was so honored to call you my friend and blessed to have you in my life. I'll always be your Mel!! I love you Mike!!
Hey! I didn't have any pizza gain here! How was Uncle Charlie's? : D
Happy Easter in Heaven, Michael. I bet they have all kind of goodies. Miss You!
Smile, Michael. Everything's gonna be ok...
I went to the cemetery today and placed my hand upon your name on the wall. The tears poured down my face and then the sky opened and the rain poured down. Was that your tears baby boy? I'm sorry, I'm trying to be strong, but you left a giant void in my life. Love, Mommy xoxoxo
You are in my thoughts every single day.
I know Michael, as long as we have memories, you are still with us. I have many many memories!
I hope Spring will be better...
My beautiful, beautiful boy, it's been two months since you left us, but I carry you in my heart every day. Daddy and I still cry, but we also laugh when we are reminded of a funny thing you said or did. Thank you for being the best son in the whole world. I'm sending my angel to give you a hug and kiss from me. I really hope you get it. xoxoxo Love, Mommy
JJ was saying your name a lot...I'm sure you were smiling ear to ear when you heard him
Bet you had an awesome St. Paddy's day.
Aloha Michael-Sheila Maita,Still praying and remembering how you both faced the most difficult of times.Peace and God are with you both and so are all the hearts and thoughts of your extended family."TFTPTF". Alone....? Oh that's something neither one of you will ever be, here on Earth and in Heaven!Semper FI!!!Love and Donuts to you all!
Thank you for the visit. CB loves looking at your pictures. Last night she said she misses you a lot. KC is a little different.....I know you'll help her through this somehow.
Michael, I think about you everyday. You are still in my prayers, just in a different place.
Maybe tomorrow will be better here. Maybe.....We're supposed to have sunshine despite the cold.
It's been 40 days now, Michael. I miss you but I know you are in a much better place now. I hope you liked the morning prayers for you today. I think you would have liked the new priest at church today. I thought, if you were here, you would have had a looooong chat with him : )
I am still in prayer for all of you in the Maita Family and all those who knew and loved Mike.His absence is felt throughout the community of TFTPTF and he will remain in our thoughts and in our fight for justice.Love and Donuts to you all!Semper Fi!Mary Blakely
MMM - I still cannot believe you are no longer with us...I miss you my Friend.
Jesus loves me this I know,
For the bible tells me so.
little ones to him belong,
they are weak, but He is strong.
Yes Jesus loves me, Yes Jesus loves me,
Yes Jesus loves me. The bible tells me so.
I sang this song to you when you were a child and you sang it with me on 1/20/11 Now I sing it to you in heaven
Love, Mommy xoxoxo
One month ago today, Jesus took you home. My heart is an open wound that cries for you every day. May you only know joy now my beautiful boy. I love you with all my heart and soul, Mommy xoxoxo
That I might all forget the human race; and hating no one, love but only you...
It has been over three weeks since you left us and went to Heaven. I miss making the visit to 8 Brown Drive. We had some good times in 2010. When Sheila went back to the Philippins in April, we had a ball. The visits to Gary Road, Hamilton, and Galloway will always be in my memories. The excursions we went on and I got to spend the last few months with you. You are a good man, fighter, proud Marine, helpful to everyone that had the gremlins, loving Husband, friend, and most of all a Great Son. I love you and miss you. Until we meet again. Rest in Peace. DAD-D
What is Valentine's day without you? Happy Valentine's Day, my heart.
Every minute of every day, Daddy and I miss and love you with all our hearts and souls. Until we are with you again, we will keep you alive with our memories and stories. xoxoxo Mommy
You will always be the one and only Tito Mike; the one who made KC & CB burst into giggle fits; the one who taught JJ "muscles". I know you are watching over our angels too.
hi sheila im sorry for your loss mike was the greatest person his smile was huge i always looked up to him and i still do i will never forget him ever if u need anything please just ask love u both, Rich Deceglia
Oh,Sheila,He is not gone.He is still with you in your kind and gentle nature and in all the ways he became a part of you in your life.I am praying for you for as long as you need,so just write in here when your ready for me to stop!Semper Fi!Mary
I miss you so much, hunny.
My deepest sympathy to the Maita Family & Sheila. May Mike rest in peace and the angels watch over him.
Our deepest sympathy to all of the Maita family. Although we never had the pleasure of meeting Michael, our thoughts are with you now.
Pete, Janie and Rocky La Pierre
Tony and Donna, I am so sorry about Michael. Know that I am thinking of you and will keep you in my prayers.
My deepest sympathy to Mike's lovely family! We met when taking Mike home (from NC) to E Rutherford before he went to Okinawa. This wonderful, funny and charismatic man will be missed by many! Rest in Peace Mike and love to you Sheila!
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My deepest sympathies to the Maita family and all of Mike's friends. He was a good man with a great sense of humor and proudly served his country. He will be missed.
I have so many funny and fond Memories of Mike. He was a great friend who always made a bad situation the best! He will forever be in my heart, and I will forever tell our stories of our great times! I am glad you are not suffering any longer and I wish Sheila, Donna & Tony my deepest sympathy. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers! Love you Mike!
I had the pleasure of getting to know Mike when he would come up to western New York on leave while he was in the Marines in the late 80's. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
In our prayers and in God's care always.
Love, Sissy, Ronald, & Kenny (Meder)
I just wanted to thank you Sheila and Mr. and Mrs.Maita for allowing us to bare witness to Michael's beauty and courage.His fighting spirit for truth and justice over the tragedy of Lejeune's water and Cancer was balanced by his refusal to release Gods gift of JOY.His service to our Country,his community,and his fellow man will serve to inspire all the people his wonderful spirit has touched and they will forever be better at dealing with the gremlins that all of us must face in this world. Semper Fi to Michael and to all of the people who Loved him!Mary Blakely
I only knew Mike for a few years,I instantly knew he was a special person. I'm honored to call him my friend...
Donna, Tony, and Sheila my deepest sympathy. Donna, you wrote to me in 1983 while I was fighting in Beirut, Lebanon. You picked my name out of the blue from the USO list in Bergen County. You wrote to me about your son Michael who wanted to be a US Marine. Well, he became a US Marine and will always be a US Marine.
My prayers are with you all at this time. Michael was one of the strongest, bravest people I have ever met. His strength and happiness will continue to inspire so many people. My love to all of you especially you, Michael because I know you are smiling as you read this. Beth
Shiela, Dennis, Donna and Tony...words could never express our deepest sympathy for you. He is a HERO and an inspiration to so many people. His legacy will live on. We were blessed to have him in our lives. Our Love, Chuck and Lill Gillies
Sheila, my heart is breaking for your loss. God bless you and keep you strong. You were Michael's angel, now he is yours.
Donna and Tony and Dennis, your son was a hero.
Love, Mike's Aunt,
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Our funniest memories of Michael were when he asked for By I O which only we knew was ice cream. Also the time he decided to give our big fish tank full of fish almost a whole box of rice crispies for breakfast. Boy what a mess that was. His 2 years Donna and him shared with our family was a great time for us. We grew to love them very much and the honor he gave us of calling us Aunt Norma & Uncle Ray. Ray & I and our children Beth & Raymond will always remember him for the great person he was Donna & Tony were the greatest parents to him also his wife Sheila is a wonderful person for always being there for him. God Bless You All.
Donna and Sheila, you know how I feel..........I'm sending you both all my strength and love. RIP Mike, Somewhere over the rainbow............
Love, Jessica Ensminger
Donna, Tony & Shelia you are in my thoughts, my heart and my prayers. Wish I was there to give you a hug. Michael was such a brave man, I admired him so much.
I will always cherish Mike's conncetion to our family, and how he would call my mother "Aunt Sue-Sue". The brave warrior is at peace. My deepest condolences on behalf of myself and the Pavlovich family.
Love, Jason (& Leah, Garrett, & John)
My deepest sympathy to those who knew and loved Mike, especially to his mom, Donna and to his wife, Sheila. He was very special to many people and who be missed greatly. God bless Mike.
My deepest sympathy to those who knew and loved Mike, especially to his mom Donna and his wife Sheila. He was very special to many people and will be missed greatly. God bless you, Mike.
The funny man, who made me laugh so many times, even when he should have been down, is gone from this earth, but I hold him in my heart. Michael was my strength so many times. Sheila, Donna & Tony our sympathy to all of you.
my prayers to the family he will be missed we worked together in St Francis hosp he always had a smile on his face