New England Field Day Guy Gone

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  1. werewolf won

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    I received a call today from the daughter of one of our field day guys. My best man survived a ruptured aorta around Thanksgiving this year, but suffered complications ad passed today. Mike (Tiger Mike) gave us a couple of talks about his walking the AT last a couple of years ago. He and I grew up together, stood up for each other at our weddings, lived just a few blocks from each other.
    He retired from the police force a just a couple of years ago. survived that only to have his own body fail him Through hiked the AT, ran marathons, taught Akido for decades. He was in amazing shape, but his big heart failed him.

    Thoughts and prayers.
     
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    Sounds like your friend lived a very full life. So sorry for the loss.
     
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    So sorry about your friend. Smoke is on its way to you.
     
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    Condolences to you and all his life touchsd, prayers for peace and comfort
     
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    Condolences brother.
     
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    Wow, that's a shocker! Very sorry to hear of his passing. Super nice guy and seemed to have a zest for life, very enthusiastic and willing to share his knowledge with the gang. He will be missed for sure.
     
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    Sorry WW for your loss of a best friend. He sounds like my kind of man. I wish I'd of met him. I'll send a little smoke up in a few minutes and a whiff for you too.
     
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    Oh man . I'm so sorry. I meet Mike twice Great Guy will be miss dearly. My Prayers go out to his Family and you John .
     
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    Prayers and condolences offered...
     
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    Sorry for your loss brother, prayers sent.
     
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    I'm sorry for your loss. I had a physical from my Dr. a couple of months and he suggested a CAT scan of my aorta. He said that all men over 60 needed one. Mine was okay but I have never heard this before. This killed one of my best friends.
     
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    Prayers offered for your family and his! Hard to have a good friend leave, they leave behind vacant footprints that are tough to fill.
     
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    May God bless him and those who loved him
     
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    Prayers have been offered for all effected.
     
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    Sad to hear, my condolences to you and his family. We should plan something for the next meet to honor him.
     
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    Prayers for you and your friends family, condolences for your loss.
     
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    Most people don't realize the average life span of a police officer after retirement is only 5 yrs. that's scary because I've got 26 yrs on and not ready to retire yet. I've got way too much stuff to do.

    I am sorry for your loss, from another fellow ham (K6VAJ).
     
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    I am sorry to hear this. I enjoyed speaking with him at the meets. A super guy.

    My condolences and prayers for his family and you.
     
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    While you may be sad at your friends passing, I would suggest to you that joy is the better choice. After all - did he not bring happiness into your life? Did he not bring joy to many others as well? Be joyful for having known your friend and having the time to spend with him while he was among us.
     
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    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. His tales of life on the AT were fascinating and it sounds like he was the best of friends. Please accept my condolences.
     
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    Very, very sorry for the loss of your friend. I lost my best friend a few years ago to cancer and there are just some people that become so part of your life that it feels like a part of you goes with them. Many prayers for everyone. God speed.
     
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    We offer our condolences for your loss and remind you that your lifelong friendship continues on in your remembrance. Rejoice that you shared those experiences and be grateful for the times that you did have together,
     
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    Praying for comfort for those who loved Mike.
     
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    So sorry to hear this, prayers and condolences sent.
     
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