Michael May, our beloved Mad Mikey, passed away this morning, July 2, 2012.
I don’t have all the details. All I know is he awoke not feeling well, was rushed to the hospital, and then he was gone.
No words can do justice to the strength of his character, his love for his family, their love for him, and the amazing person he was. Mikey embodied the core values of the US Navy: Honor, Courage, Commitment. Throughout his illness, he faced every challenge with a determination that we rarely see anymore. He wanted to be there for his wife and his daughter. He wanted to provide for them. To ease their burdens. To be their rock. And he was. No matter what else was going on, no matter how terrible he felt, he was there for them.
To Mikey’s entire family, especially Mrs. Mikey and MiniMikey: You have my sincerest sympathies. I don’t know what else I could possibly say. I love you guys!
I will always picture you in the sun, Mikey. Standing up for what you believed in, fighting the good fight. In my heart you will be the pillar of strength and a true portrait of all that’s good in this world. I’m so lucky to have known you. I’m so lucky you brought your family into my life. Your gifts are everlasting, my friend. Thank you.
May God’s love enfold your spirit and carry you to a place without illness or pain.