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Sorry to see you go. Violist joins our other dear departed friends

Sorry to see you go. Violist joins our other dear departed friends

Old Mar 5, 2021, 10:56 am
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Iím glad Randy came back here to weigh in

I thought about messaging him on Facebook so Iím glad he was apprised of the news and wrote such a beautiful tribute.

And I was also the recipient of Violistís generosity several times Ė he was someone who embody the true spirit of flyer talk.
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Old Mar 6, 2021, 5:09 pm
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I am so sad to see this. He and I often had wine and tapas during his DCA layovers, as well as seeing one another at various Dos. Once, he even came down to support me at a storytelling contest. Such a kind, intelligent, and spirited man.
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Old Mar 6, 2021, 5:14 pm
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Violist was a really nice guy. I'm sorry that he has left us.
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Old Mar 7, 2021, 3:43 am
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I'm sorry to see him go. Truly enjoyed his company and his love for music,
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Old Mar 10, 2021, 3:52 pm
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I'm so sorry to see this. I did not know him well but the couple of conversations I had with him were just lovely. RIP Michael.
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Old Mar 11, 2021, 10:07 am
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It was a pleasure to have met Michael at some of the Alaska DOs. I would have liked to see him again in a future Alaska DO. He is missed.
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Old Apr 12, 2021, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by GrjApp
Micheal was a regular at the AK DOs too, that is where I first met him. Iím sure a few special bottles will be opened in his memory one of these days. RIP Michael, you will be missed.
That is where I met him. RIP
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Old Apr 12, 2021, 5:41 pm
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May he rest in peace and his family and friends continue to remember his considerate spirit.

I remember him talking about his high school experience in Texas on FT, although I can't recall if it was in a post or on the FT chat feature.
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Old Apr 15, 2021, 5:55 pm
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I've not been on CommunityBuzz in a while (since most aren't traveling), so was stunned & saddened to read of Michael's passing. I haven't seen him in a few years, but have many fond memories of him while attending many Dos such as the LondonDos, StarMegaDos, etc. All the heartfelt tributes above truly encompass what a lovely person he was.

(And in the London picture of Michael in 2009 up thread is another FTer named Michael that we lost a few years ago - cordelli).

RIP Michael. May you serenade us from the heavens as we fly by...
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Old Apr 22, 2021, 8:42 am
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Saddened to see this post. I've been pretty inactive on FT; change in work, different stage in life, etc.

When I was a young FT pup, it was Violist who was the first FTer I met; spotted his FT tag and struck up a conversation @ the IAD RCC. It was great to meet an actual FTer in the wild!

He was a really nice guy and we swapped stories of MR's; and then he handed me a spare FT tag from his bag. I put that tag on every backpack that went on the plane.

RIP Michael... the fond memories of him will continue on and be of comfort to his friends and family.
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Old May 3, 2021, 6:59 am
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Haven't "logged in" in many years, but I have many fond memories of Michael. Rest in peace. Linda
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Old May 3, 2021, 8:32 am
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Just saw this, so sorry to hear. met up with him many times, very interesting fellow to chat with. RIP Michael.
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Old May 3, 2021, 9:17 am
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Ive been away from FT for a couple of months and just saw this.... very sad news indeed. Violist and I met a couple of times throughout the years, the last time being his attendance of the Cow Do here in EZE. My condolences to his family and friends. Descansa en Paz.
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Old May 8, 2021, 7:24 pm
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I just saw this; met Michael many times and he was always a Gentleman.

Saddened see read of his passing.

RIP Michael.
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Old May 15, 2021, 12:39 am
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I ran into Michael (and Pat) at many DOs all around the globe. The man was a sweetheart.
At one event I had the unexpected pleasure of being asked to turn the pages for Michael as he played
Condolences to Pat and family and other close friends.
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