"I look forward to celebrating the life of one of the greatest men I have had the honor to know. Michael taught me more by his example than any book or lecture could convey. He was honest, brave, hard working and caring. His willingness to teach anyone who was interested is unmatched. When you worked with Michael, you learned your capabilities and capacities and discovered how to accomplish what you previously thought was impossible. We miss you brother and look forward to seeing you again."