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A hole in Flyertalk that may never be filled: RIP Cordelli

A hole in Flyertalk that may never be filled: RIP Cordelli

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Old Aug 27, 13, 1:45 am   -   Wikipost
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Thank you to dhammer53 for the Mass Service [post 117] and Donation information [post 122]:

Update: 27th August, 2013

Cards can be mailed to Anna at

18 Mill Rd
Easton, CT 06612-2220
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Anna Cordelli has asked that in lieu of flowers, please consider sending donations in honor of Mike to the following non-profit organizations:

T.A.I.L.S (The Alliance in Limiting Strays)
PO Box 2277
Westport, CT 06880
http://www.tailsct.org/4/index.php

or

Colbert Veterinary Rescue
41 County Road 229,
Colbert, GA 30628
http://www.colbertvetrescue.org/

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FYI, Mike was a co-founder of T.A.I.L.S.
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Old Aug 11, 13, 12:33 pm
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A hole in Flyertalk that may never be filled: RIP Cordelli

I've never written one of these threads so I apologize if it's not the best, but I wanted a place for us to say goodbye to a great man.

It's being reported on Facebook by his wife that Cordelli is now on another plane, so to speak. I only met him once but I really liked talking with him online. His posts here, his Facebook statuses and pictures (especially of his shelter recuse pets) and his knowledge about wines was very impressive. His last Facebook status was about a meteor shower which is about the best way one can go out.

Mike, you'll be missed, and I hope wherever you are there are unlimited Saver Awards and that you know how much we all cared about you.
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Old Aug 11, 13, 12:42 pm
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That's very sad news. Though I never met Mike, I always enjoyed his posts. RIP.
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Old Aug 11, 13, 12:43 pm
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OMG - I'm in shock. So sorry to hear this. Mike was a really good guy. RIP cordelli.

Cheers.
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Old Aug 11, 13, 12:44 pm
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I too enjoyed his posts here and his sharing/caring way he went about things. Condolences to his wife and his family.
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Old Aug 11, 13, 1:03 pm
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My condolences to Mike's wife and family. Very sad.
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Old Aug 11, 13, 1:18 pm
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A hole in Flyertalk that may never be filled: RIP Cordelli

I was just reading his short and concise commentary on a thread
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Old Aug 11, 13, 1:21 pm
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Very, very sorry to hear of this tragic event.

Mike was a very helpful, professional and friendly person and will be sorely missed by friends and family.
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Old Aug 11, 13, 2:02 pm
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Sad news indeed, RIP .
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Old Aug 11, 13, 2:03 pm
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I am in shock. This is a great loss, for his wife, for all his friends, for rescue animals for whom he had great passion, and for FlyerTalk. Many of us had met Mike in person. Those who hadn't have been helped by him on thread after thread on FlyerTalk. It is hard to accept that he is gone.
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Old Aug 11, 13, 2:13 pm
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It is hard to accept that he is gone.
Agree. A great loss in many ways that will be felt going forward.
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Old Aug 11, 13, 2:14 pm
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I'd like to share this email which was sent to me on Facebook, if anything can sum up Mike this is it:

I met him this past may at an adoption event in CT, We came up from GA for another one last weekend and he worked his tail off! He was just that kind of guy! He didn't wait to be asked to do something, he saw a need and met it. He was forever grabbing a mop and cleaning up after the puppies. Such a likable guy I loved him and his wife, Anna! As great of people as you will ever meet.
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Old Aug 11, 13, 2:19 pm
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I just learned of Mike's passing, please keep his wife in your prayers. Also, I checked the settings, and I see that Mike made his last Facebook post yesterday public, so I'll share it with all of you:

http://www.facebook.com/cordelli
"Take some time to look up into the sky tonight and tomorrow night if you live away from lights. Starts tonight, but Sunday night may be the show with 100 per hour. Search perseid showers for viewing tips"

I'll be looking for Cordelli in those showers
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Old Aug 11, 13, 2:24 pm
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RIP Cordelli. Very sad news indeed.
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Old Aug 11, 13, 2:34 pm
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I am in shock and extremely saddened to hear this and my deepest condolences go out to all who knew and loved him.

Fair winds and following skies on your journey home, Mike.
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Old Aug 11, 13, 2:37 pm
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When I first joined FlyerTalk, it was Mike's posts whichI first noticed and came to respect.

I am greatly saddened to hear of his passing.

My deepest condolences to his family and close friends.

The FlyerTalk community has lost a great friend and supporter.
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