"I am friends with Michael's son, Peter. We attended college together at Webster University and have remained good friends since. I had the pleasure of meeting Michael twice, and what I was struck by the most was how personable he was. Not at all what one might have expected from the prototypical, high-powered CEO. All these years later, his cheerful, pleasant demeanor have stayed with me. I can think of few better epitaphs, particularly considering the number of lives he touched in such a similarly positive way."