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Old 02-26-2017, 07:00 PM   #1
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I am so sorry to hear of your passing, Having never met you it is amazing how much you inspired me with your strength and courage these past years since your diagnosis. I will always think of you when times get tough. Will forever miss your contribution to this site .

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On behalf of the family of Michael Willey, aka Fresh, it is with great sadness that we inform you that Mike passed away late Wednesday evening. He had a very good day and a favorite meal with his beloved wife. His passing took place very quickly and painlessly in his home, with his wife by his side.

I'm sure that you will all agree that the world has lost a man with great integrity, a sharp wit, an iron will and a golden heart. We were certainly blessed that God let us have him for the past 5 years and 8 months. Mike's battle was fierce and courageous, but his body grew too tired.

I am encouraged to know that he will be watching over us all!

Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
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Old 02-26-2017, 08:13 PM   #2
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I'm so glad that Mike isn't suffering anymore. I loved Mike.
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:22 PM   #3
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RIP Fresh. This makes me tremendously sad. He was one of those guys that I always wanted to meet and have a drink or two with. He seemed like a great guy, and I always valued his input on this board.

And, I'm sorry, but it angers me that another die hard brother has passed away without the opportunity to celebrate a championship. Goddamnit this sucks.
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:13 PM   #4
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For you my friend, for you!
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For me, the great philosopher Ernie Banks put it best... "The measure of a man is in the lives he's touched."

I believe it's safe to say Mike touched all our lives with his indomitable spirit, his ability to somehow summon the physical strength to carry on when most of us would have been completely used up, his sense of humor in the face of a vile and unrelenting opponent, and, perhaps most of all, for reaching out to his brothers when he was down and afraid.

Rest in peace Michael Willey. You will be missed.
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:32 AM   #6
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RIP Fresh.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this most difficult time.
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:44 AM   #7
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Mike was a good man and the best Eagles' fan that I have had the pleasure to know. I am deeply saddened by his passing. My condolences to Susie and all of his family.
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Old 02-27-2017, 07:23 AM   #8
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R.I.P. Mike aka FRESH. My heartfelt condolences go out to Susie & his Family. Great Eagle Phan & Great Guy to read. He will be sadly missed.
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:05 AM   #9
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Dear God
As Mike enters into your kingdom, please comfort Susie and his family. Allow them to rest in knowing he isn't suffering anymore. He can again now do all those things that his spirit wanted to do these last few years, but his body was unable to. Thanks for his life and his companionship here on this board where we all enjoyed him for so many years. And please help us to learn from his strength and dignity and reflect those traits to others as we live our lives.
In Christ's Holy name.
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Very sad. His pain is gone. He will be missed by many people. RIP Fresh.
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