I had the pleasure of working for Mike at Dillon Read straight out of college. He was such a kind man and a stable presence. I am sure that he is so missed. I've thought of him so often during these many years. Kelley Del Duca, August 19, 2021 I lost contact with Mike and only now just found out he passed two years ago. Mike and I worked at Lackland together when he was waiting to get into the AF pilot training program in 1967-68. As an apprehensive and naive immigrant from the Virgin Islands, he often engaged me in discussions about St. Thomas and other Caribbean islands from where my family hailed and made me feel so welcomed, not only to the Air Force but also to Texas. We lost contact with each other when I transferred to Hawaii but will always remember and appreciate his friendship and many kindnesses. I was ecstatic to read in his obit that he and his wife actually lived in the Caribbean for a year. I hope I may have had a little something to do with his decision to choose the Caribbean to live/visit. Since his obit reads he enjoyed telling stories about his year there, I assume he had a wonderful time. So glad! I would have loved to have heard his stories. I send my sympathies to his daughter Ariel. You had a wonderful and kind dad. Anne Bernier Witt, July 19, 2021 Mike was a good friend back when we were young men beginning our professions as Vietnam veterans. He was a great help to me. The world lost a good man. Rick Porter, November 25, 2019 I’m saddened to learn of Mike’s Passing. Although we rarely saw one another, I’ll always remember spending the summer of 1963 in Maud with him and his parents - while AMANDA was out of state on some kind of archeological adventure, I think. I remember only occasional “Mike sightings,” which were much more interesting to me at barely age 16, than to him - at age 19! Happy Trails on the next part of your journey, cousin! Toni Erwin Ferrell, November 22, 2019 Mike was my first cousin; our mothers were sisters. I only met Mike a couple of times in my life. We didn't live far apart, but our life paths never seemed to cross. I remember my aunt Patsy telling me about the castle he owned at one time, and I always dreamed of going there. May he rest in peace in a castle in heaven.
Sue Parker, November 21, 2019