RIP Cordelli

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  1. dhammer53
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    Mike Cordelli passed away yesterday while on a trip to Napa.

    I knew Mike over 10 years on Flyertalk. We broke bread many times at restaurants, WineDo's, and in my home. A nice guy is an understatement when talking about Cordelli. Mike was a caring individual. When he found out that I was in the toy business, he asked if I had anything that could be donated to the disadvantaged children in Norwalk CT. He would come to my home annually to pick up those boxes of toys. Mike also was involved in animal rescue. His post on Facebook always reminded his followers to think about those homeless animals.

    I feel so sorry for Anna, his wife. They did everything together. It's my understanding that he died in Napa; enjoying another one of his passions, wine (and travel). Mike could be depended on to bring a good, no, exceptional bottle to our wine dinners aka WineDo (on Flyertalk).

    To say I'll miss him is an understatement. He wasn't a screen name to me. He wasn't someone that I met once or twice and touched me. Mike was someone that I knew and liked after multiple meals together in the Metro NY area.

    To those reading that didn't know Mike Cordelli, or only knew him from what he posted on Flyertalk, you missed out. If you knew Mike, then you understand what I'm saying.

    Mike was a rare breed in the online world. He was a real gentlemen. May his memory be a blessing.
     
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    So sad to hear this. Thoughts & prayers to Anna.
     
  3. tom911
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    I met Mike years ago in a pub in London at an FT event and still recall that. I'm just down the road if the family needs any help with transportation or any other need. Just let me know.
     
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    Even though I knew Mike for much less time than dhammer53, I have to agree with the above 100%.
     
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    I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Mike in person, but I loved reading his posts on here. Rest in peace, Mike.
     
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    Wow. Just wow.

    So very, very sad.
     
  7. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Never met Mike, but learned a ton from his online presence on Flyertalk. Very sad.
     
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    Never met him in person - still very sad to hear from his passing. RIP! We'll continue to remeber you!
     
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    So very sorry to hear this. I had several web encounters with Mike over the years. My prayers go out to his family.
     
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    very sad to hear. Always liked reading cordelli's post. My condolences to his family and friends.
     
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    Very sad. :(
    Prayers for his family.
     
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    Sad to hear
    Peace be unto his family and friends
     
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    Just a lot of sadness today for those of us who knew Mike Cordelli. May he rest in peace.
     
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    So sad to hear of Mike's passing, he will be missed by many. Thoughts & prayers for his family.
     
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    As a long time FT member, this is so sad. Cordelli always had good reviews and was helpful to all.
     
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    Condolences to his family and friends.
     
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    I'm very late to this, but I always rated Mike's posts very highly. Such sad news. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
     

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