Friday, February 10, 2012

RIP, Michael Kozakewich

Rest in peace, Mike.

You were an amazingly loyal friend through the years, always good for a book discussion on a rainy day and always brought a smile and a laugh when it was needed most.  You were at your most adorable playing peek-a-boo with our daughter when she visited the office in her toddler years.

We'll miss you terribly at our house.

For those who didn't know him, Mike fought a horribly tough battle with cancer, and his wonderful wife Cindy loved him through it to the end this week.

Funeral today.  It is going to be a tough one...

(YouTube -- Martina McBride's beautiful and poignant "I'm Gonna Love You Through It.  Love this song.)


Anonymous said...

We too enjoyed the friendship of this honorable gentleman. Gone too soon, but you will never be forgotten by those friends and devoted family who love you.

There is a huge gap in your circle of friends.

Rest in peace Mike,

Cynthia and Alan

A different Michael Kozakewich said...

Wait, is that the one from Steptoe & Johnson?

I remember in 2004, when I Googled my name and found him. It'll be a bit sadder, knowing he's not there among my search results.

My condolences for your loss. May you remember all the best times you had together.

Christy Hardin Smith said...

Yes, it is the same Mike. It's a tough loss for everyone who loved him -- he and my husband worked together for close to 20 years. Yesterday was a rough, rough day.