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January 5, 2012

I will always remember Mike as a very kind, sweet, outgoing person.  I went to school with him from kindergarten days at WestView through graduation at Northside High School.  I have to share a cute memory that is in my baby book that my Mother did for me when I was born.  After the first day of kindergarten, my Mother states in my baby book that I came home from school and said "Mike Johnston is my beau!"   I guess I really had a crush on this kid cause I came home the next day early because I had knocked my front teeth out on the monkey bars because I wasn't looking when Mike was chasing me on the playground!  (guess this might be the reason I had braces twice!).  Also, my father, Keith Marti is a pharmacist and knew Don quite well.  Great family.

Hope this funny story brings a small smile to you, Pam, and family, during this sad time.

God Bless you.




December 26, 2011

Pam, I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time. We all know that Mike is in a much better place but he will truly be missed by all that knew him. Mike was one of the first managers I met at Nationwide when I moved here 14 years ago. I truly valued his friendship as well as his thoughts and ideas in the many conversations we had over the past 14 years.

I will keep you and your family in my prayers and hope that you find comfort in remembering all the wonderful times you had with Mike.

Sincerely, Bill C.

December 24, 2011
Mike was my hockey coach for several years.. His commitment, devotion, and competitiveness encompassed all that a coach of young men should be. I was very sad to hear of his passing and he and his family will be in my thoughts this Christmas.

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