The picture you see below was taken last April (2010).
This is my brothers and sister and myself.
Pictured from left to right:
Oldest to youngest.
Pam, Rusty, Myself and Micky.
On August 22, 2011 my brother Micky passed away from an apparent heart attack.
He was only 48 yrs. young. He died just hours before his 49th birthday which was Aug. 23rd. It was very unexpected and we will miss him so much.
I wrote a eulogy and actually had the strength to say it at his funeral service.
This is what it said:
I just wanted to say a few words about Micky. He was a father, a brother, an uncle and a dear friend to many.
He would give you the shirt off his back even if it was the only shirt he owned. That was just the kind of person he was.
Two words come to mind when thinking of Micky.....
He didn't care what people thought of him, he just wanted to live life to the fullest. He was truly Viva Don's (our mother) son.
Growing up with Micky.....one minute we would be rolling around in the dirt wanting to tear each other apart. The next we would be hugging each other like no one else in the world existed.
He never met a stranger. He was always smiling, laughing, joking around, and telling stories.
To quote Micky on the very day of his passing; he told the guys he worked with....
Tomorrow is my 49th birthday. If I die today; I've lived a good life.
We are not here to mourn Micky...but to celebrate his life.
I hope everyone walks away today embracing their inner Micky and enjoy life.
My heart is truly broken.
We will love and miss him very much!!!!!