Phil & Michael's 2018 Adventures

Some very, very sad news to report. :-(
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Re: Phil & Michael's 2018 Adventures

Postby Philrad71 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:42 am

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Re: Phil & Michael's 2018 Adventures

Postby djcoastermark » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:07 am

Just caught up on this and, oh my. I am so disheartened to hear of this. Brings a tear to my eye. It sounds like you had something really special. Hope you get back those lost pics. Memories are the best tribute to someone and after seeing so many of your reports, there's a lot of good ones.

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Re: Phil & Michael's 2018 Adventures

Postby pfalcioni » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:51 am

I'm a newbie to posting on TPR, but I've been reading here for years. I feel a bit awkward offering you condolences, but I wanted you to know that I've thoroughly enjoyed your various trip reports, your and Michael's relationship has always reminded me of a good friend of mine who was married to the love of his life for 20 years, she was an amazing lady and they were perfect for each other, she just happened to be 20 years older than him. She passed away 2 years ago after battling cancer and it's still a shock to see him without her by his side, they were such a perfect team. You seem to have had a similar relationship and I am so sorry Michael is no longer by your side.

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Re: Phil & Michael's 2018 Adventures

Postby JordyC » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:29 am

Oh my god. :cry: I’m so sorry, Phil. My thoughts are with you.
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Re: Phil & Michael's 2018 Adventures

Postby Philrad71 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:36 am

^^^ Thank you so much, Mark...yes, we did have a very special relationship and did TONS of traveling to other places besides amusement parks.

^^Thank you, I LOVE your trip reports too!

That is very sweet of you to mention your friends. We knew going in that the age difference could potentially come back to bite us later, but we didn't care. We just went out and did everything that we could do...and boy did we cram a lot into our 15 years together.

^ Thank you, Jordy!

For anyone that wants to see his obituary to see what type of special guy that he really was, below is the link. There you will get to understand some of his history and background...an amazing man, that's for sure! :)

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Re: Phil & Michael's 2018 Adventures

Postby bert425 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:17 am

the Obituary is lovely, Phil.

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Re: Phil & Michael's 2018 Adventures

Postby ThemeParkJunkie51290 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:33 am

Oh no! :cry: I'm truly sorry for your lost. My prays and thoughts go out to you, family, and friends.
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Re: Phil & Michael's 2018 Adventures

Postby Samuel » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:23 pm

A big secret to living well is being able to have moments that become memories with the people you care about, and I'm glad that you and Michael got to enjoy many good times in this hobby that binds us all together here. I'm very sorry for your loss, Phil.

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Re: Phil & Michael's 2018 Adventures

Postby CoasterAuditor » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:17 pm

So sorry to hear about your loss Phil.
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Re: Phil & Michael's 2018 Adventures

Postby jynx242 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:22 pm

Oh Phil, I am so very sorry to hear this.

I know I'm a ways away, but if there is anything I can do, please let me know.

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