In loving memory of my younger brother

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

In loving memory of my younger brother, Michael, September 30, 1961 - October 13, 2009, who passed away unexpectedly early this morning at the young age of 48. He had taken a tumble over a tree root at an outdoor Renaissance festival last week and had injured his rib cage. Although he sought medical treatment mid-week after having difficulty breathing, it was assumed by his family that it was something that was on its way to being healed. Last evening, he felt a bit "off" healthwise before going to bed; and later, after he and my sister-in-law had retired for the night, she discovered sometime after midnight that he was not breathing - however, he could not be revived. Needless to say, our family is in absolute shock. After all, due to his ever present bigger-than-life humor and light heartedness, he was the life center of our family.

Loving husband of Julia and the late Kimberly (Brzostek). Loving father of Lauren (Justin), Rachael, Michael, Scot Fretwell and Colby. Beloved grandfather of Nathan, Anna and Jordan. Loving brother of Cynthia, Sandra, Thomas, Rose, William and Henry. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

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