Michael was known to me only by the reflection of his love manifested in Karen. He made her shine. He will be missed.
I agree with Robin. I feel like I knew Michael because of Karen's love for him. Through Karen, he was ever present and always will be. I stand with you during this time of deep loss.
Mike was a good friend. I knew him through Ski Patrol for 10 years. He was a great mentor, someone I could call anytime. I will treasure the days we spent together chatting in the first aid room and on the phone when I worked in Salem.
I was shocked when I heard of his passing, and hope his family can come to peace. This is a difficult time for all of us.
I only knew Mike a little as a new patroller but the days I had with him were fun, he was gentle, funny, and we shared a love of animals in real life and on Facebook. The world and our patrol are diminished by his absence.
My love and sincere condolences to his loving family. May you be comforted in his legacy and memory.
Mike was always very friendly and well liked on MHSP. Our thoughts are with his family. Sincerely, Meg and Jim Tripp
I've know Mike since he joined the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol. I always enjoyed patrolling with him and his quiet thoroughness. i will miss him greatly. My condolences to all his family.
I was on Ski Patrol with Mike. He and I patrolled together at Timberline. He encouraged me to become a supervisor, so I did. He was always a light in the first aid room. Always talked about his kids and how he loved living in the country. He spirit will be missed. Gone at such a young age is very hard on family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you remember and treasure the time you had with Mike. Blessings to you all.
Mike and I served at Timberline together. He was a warm soul and a trusted patroler. I'm so sad to hear we have had our final sweep. Grieve well, MaryJean Williams MHSP 1542
Michael and I patrolled together. He was the kind of man you could respect and was great to just be around. Mike was more generous than about anyone I've ever met. He held on to those things of this world with a loose rein and I am heartened to see that he finished well. You will be missed friend.
I too have fond memories of Mike,he was a pleasure to work with and ski with. Mike will be very much missed! David Hornibrook MHSPAS 68
Mike was a wonderful member of Mt Hood Ski Patrol. He has a wonderful heart of gold and I will miss him.
I worked with Mike on many Friday Nights at SkiBowl as a fellow MHSP comrade. Through the last 10 years, he helped me through a very troubling time at work. He gave me some very sage advice and was easily recognizable as someone who cared for those around him, was interested in what goings on may be, and was a very nice, humble and fun person to be around. I greatly admired this man and wish there were more like him. I am very sorry that I found out late about his passing. I will miss him and look back at our times fondly. I am so sorry for the loss to his family and friends, my thoughts and prayers are with you and I am and will be forever grateful that I got to know such a man as he. Michael is a someone that you could tell, always aimed to improve the quality of life for those around him. A legacy I hope to continue.