ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in honor and memory of our beloved Mizuho colleague, Mike Tominelli. Colleagues, friends, and family are encouraged to leave their messages, memories, and pictures on this site so Mike's family can see all the love and support.

Company-wide message from the CEO of Mizuho Americas sent on April 7, 2020:

Dear Colleagues,

Unfortunately, I have the sad task of informing our Mizuho community of terrible news.

Mike Tominelli, one of the longest tenured employees at MSUSA, passed away today from this virus which seems to have no mercy. I extend the sympathy and support of the entire firm to his wife Barbara and two sons, Brandon and Michael, who reside in Bay Bridge, Brooklyn. Today would have been Mike’s 55th birthday.

Joining the firm almost 28 years ago in 1992, Mike, affectionately known as “Muscles” by the front office, quickly established himself as a consummate professional and trusted teammate in the Fixed Income Operations team. He was well-known for his standout dedication, logging in from home each morning at 5:30am to check fixed income flows before coming into the office.

Mike was last in the office on March 13th and entered the hospital this past Friday. If you worked with Mike’s team, please reach out to them to offer your support and condolences. We need to be there for our colleagues.

Health officials warn that we have entered a peak period for COVID-19 and it’s so important that we rely on each other’s compassion and kindness throughout this dark period. Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a valuable resource for anyone who needs comfort or would like to speak with a professional counselor.

Please join us this evening on our video livestream where we will pause for a moment of silence in memory and honor of the loss of our two colleagues.

Warm regards,

Teiji Teramoto
CEO & Chairman
Mizuho Americas



Posted by Solomon Obisesan on May 27, 2020
I meet Mike in February 2020 at MIZUHO and we became friends. He was a very kind, humble and a good man. He introduced me to the cold brewed coffee. Mike's passing is so painful and I will never forget him. Rest in peace my friend!
Posted by Samuel Rabenstein on April 28, 2020
Mike was a very special person who will be greatly missed. I remember the good time that I had working with Mike and the professionalism that he shared. My condolences to Barbara and his children.
Posted by Ornela Vakeflli on April 20, 2020
Mike was one of the nicest and genuine people I met and I'll never forget. He always managed to put a smile on my face. My condolences to his family. RIP Mikey, I would never thought this .
Posted by Alex Heid on April 20, 2020
Mike was the nicest guy. He's well known for his 5 AM emails, but we would see ones even earlier. Super dedicated, but more important than that, he was always pleasant when you'd talk to him. No matter how busy he was, he was never snappy or rude or anything like that. It was really appreciated. My condolences to his family and loved ones. He will be missed.
Posted by Tim O'Hara on April 18, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to Barbara and her family. I always enjoyed seeing Mike's genuine smile and small talk about the Yankees. He was a true, kind gentleman that many of us should continue to emulate in his memory. God bless you Mikey Muscles. 

Tim
Posted by Jing Jing Lin on April 16, 2020
Mike was one of the nicest coworkers I have ever met. He always offered help when I had questions at work. We used to take the same path train from Hoboken office and he would share stories of his sons with me. My sincere condolences to Mike's family and he will be greatly missed!
Posted by Nicole Trollo on April 14, 2020
Mikey (Tom Tom) you made everyone laugh, you laughter was contagious and you had such a huge heart. It has been such a pleasure to have worked with you and to have known you. You will truly be missed by all!!

My deepest condolences to the whole family.
Posted by Kristen Orr on April 14, 2020
Mikey T was one of a kind. When I was living in Bay Ridge we got to commute together (more so on the way home, then on the way there, because we all know he was on the way into work at 5am). I enjoyed talking to him about his boys and our favorite spots to eat. His laugh was my favorite. He was the most dedicated employee I've ever worked with. Answering emails at all hours of the night and helping anyone out that he could. I really will miss you Mike!!! My thoughts are with Barbara and his sons and his entire family. Rest in Peace my friend!!
Posted by MAUREEN KAMATA on April 13, 2020
Dear Barbara, Michael and Brandon,

My sincerest condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts daily, and my husband and I are praying for your strength and comfort.
Love and peace.
Posted by Latisha Arrington on April 13, 2020
While I did not have the opportunity to meet Mike personally, I was extremely saddened to hear this news. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family and friends. RIP our Mizuho Colleague.
Posted by Luis Cuevas on April 13, 2020
At Mizuho, I was the Chicago fixed income team’s sales assistant (‘08- ‘17). I spoke with “Tominelli” EVERY business day for over 9 years.

He was never too busy to be helpful or go the extra mile. That was the culture of the Hoboken Ops Team. I feel fortunate to have been able to meet my friend face to face on a visit once.

Our business convos were quick but our personal convos were not. He will be (is) missed. I write this tribute with welled up eyes.

To Mike’s family:
I’m sorry for your loss. Mike will be missed. I pray God’s covering over you all. And in the name of Jesus may you find peace and comfort in His arms during this solemn time.

Be blessed,
Luis Cuevas

Posted by Asad Khan on April 13, 2020
My deepest condolences to Mike's family, relatives and friends. May God gives patience and strength to pass thru this difficult time. Rest is peace Mike.
Posted by Koichi Zaiki on April 13, 2020
My most sincere condolences to Mike's family. While I did not know Mike in person, I heard all great stories of him and his personality, and the dedication to the company. Mike, rest in peace.
Posted by Paul Ranieri on April 13, 2020
Mike, your dedication to the Firm was unrivaled. May you Rest in Eternal Peace, we will all miss you.
Posted by Tara Mack on April 13, 2020
Worked with Mike for almost 11yrs. Just a funny and genuine guy all around. I will miss talking to him about all the restaurants in Bay Ridge that we love and of course hearing that infectious laugh. You truly are one of a kind and will be missed tremendously. My heartfelt sympathy to your wife and sons. We all knew how much you loved them. May you Rest in Heavenly Peace my Friend.
Posted by Megumi Fujii on April 13, 2020
Tokyo was absolutely devastated to hear about Mike. We would like to send our deepest condolences to his family and teammates.
It was such an honor to be able to work with Mike. We relied on Mike so much. Whenever there was an urgent issue, we woud ask for his help, and under any circumstance, he would always tell us how much he was willing to help us. Words cannot express how thankful we are.
All of his kindness and dedication will not be forgotten.
Thank you so much and Mike will always be in our hearts.
Posted by Elizabeth McCabe on April 12, 2020
My sincerest sympathy to the Tominelli Family. Sending love and prayers.
Posted by Rob D'Eustachio on April 12, 2020
What sad news. I started with Fuji Securities in 1990, and was there when Mike joined the firm. From the start, I, along with all my colleagues in the front office, realized that Mike was someone you could depend on when you needed an answer to something or you needed something done. You could lean on Mike and he never waivered. A true professional. And, he was just a nice guy. My sincerest condolences to Barbara and his family.
Posted by Robert Viggiano on April 12, 2020
Mikey Muscles.  You me and Dominic had so many laughs.  Thank you for always making our days brighter.  We were always so happy to see you.  

Love Vigg
Posted by Adam Schleifman on April 12, 2020
Mike was one of the kindest, nicest and hardest working people I have ever met. He was well liked by everyone. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers and my deepest condolences go out to his family.
Posted by Bonita Sawh on April 10, 2020
Mike was one of my first friends I had when joining Mizuho in the Hoboken office 13 years ago (can’t believe it’s been so long). He was one of the most kindest, nicest and hard working person you would ever meet. He was so down to earth, always willing to help and was a true family man. One of the many memories I shared with Mike was when I had braces years ago, we would always talk about when his son was getting braces, he would give me updates and ask for advice. He would never pass you in the hallway without stopping even if it was for a couple of seconds to chat. I will miss our conversations. He was a true legend of Mizuho. May you Rest In Peace. To Barbara and his sons, my deepest condolences to you. I know Mike did all of what he did for you guys. He will be truly missed.
Posted by Shadine Waterman on April 10, 2020
Mikey T (as we called him) was the nicest, kindest, most helpful person I have ever met in my life. We worked together at Mizuho for more than 11 years. He taught me some much and I'm forever grateful to have known him. We had a surprise party for Mike's 50th birthday in Hoboken and he was sooo happy being celebrated by present and past co workers. We all loved him so much for just being him! His laugh was everything and it was always great running into him at the holiday parties (thanks Jen for posting the holiday picture with all of us). My heart hurts losing him but I know he's resting peacefully and his spirit is still with us. Sending healing prayers and strength to his family.
Posted by Frank Salerno on April 10, 2020
I knew Mikey Tool for 25+ years. I remember when I started working at Fuji back in 95. I was working in our Chicago office . When I would call the home office I would always get Mike. He was always willing to help me out. Right there I knew he was a special guy. He didn’t know me from Adam, but was always there for me. When I got back to New York we met. We hit it off. Over the years we became real good friends talking about food, family, friends and sports. Tool always made coming to work fun, just to hear his laugh and see his smile. Tool is one of the nicest people I ever met and I will miss him him very dearly. Even after I left Mizuho years ago we kept in touch. His texts always made me laugh. Mikey Tool may you Rest In Peace. I will never forget you! I love you! One day I’ll be coming to see you. Have a glass of red or a couple of blue moons waiting for me. Barbara, Brandon and Michael my sincere condolences on your loss.
Posted by Sue Marzelli on April 10, 2020
27 years ago I went on a job interview at Fuji Securities. As soon as I got there Mikey was the first to say hello. Truth be told he was the first person I noticed due to his infectious laugh and larger than life personality. I didn't realize it then but my "work colleague" became a FRIEND. After 5 years life took me in a different direction but returned to Mizuho in 2003. It was as if I never left. In the most recent years we sat side by side for 10+ hours a day. Mikey turned from being my friend to being my family. You will be forever missed. A life taken too soon. My condolences to Barbara, Brandon, Michael and the entire Tominelli family. RIP Mikey
Posted by Gerard Lang on April 10, 2020
Mike was one of the nicest and most hardworking employee I have had the privilege to work with over the years, he was well loved by all his colleagues and I know he loved them back. His loss leaves a hole in all our hearts and he will be missed dearly. His infectious laugh and his ability to light up a room will always remain with us. My deepest sympathy to Babs , Brandon and Michael.
RIP Mike, until we meet again buddy
Posted by Carmine Ricciardi on April 9, 2020
I read through all these tributes to Mike and the common thread was that he was just a kind-hearted genuine human being. Joe Tregs tribute actually brought tears to my eyes. I've known Mike for the past 9 years. While I did not work directly with him in Operations, we shared common bond in our love for food and family. We would often compare our botched home improvement projects and laugh and rail on our contractors. He was a beautiful person and truly one of the good guys in this business. May you rest in peace and God bless your wife and children. 
Posted by Bryan Perez on April 9, 2020
Mike was an amazing guy. Ever since i first met him, he stopped by my desk every day and check in on how I was or just to say hello. That's just the kind of person he was. Always wanted to know how you were doing and if you were good. He will be truly missed. I send my deepest condolences to his family and loved ones, and his teammates here at Mizuho.
Posted by Don Alexander on April 9, 2020
Mike was a true Gentleman, he will be sadly missed by all who knew and worked closely with him at Mizuho.
Posted by Matt Spelker on April 9, 2020
My thoughts and prayers to Mike's family in this terrible time. Please take some solace in knowing how deeply Mike impacted everyone at Mizuho. His energy and happiness was unmatched no matter the time or place. He always had a smile on his face and a pep in his step even at 6 am when he knew everyone around him needed a boost to start the day. He will be missed. 
Posted by John Spano on April 9, 2020
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Every conversation I had with Mike had a smile and a laugh, such an awesome warm hearted person. Rest in peace my friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. God Bless.
Posted by John Buchanan on April 9, 2020
While I did not know Mike well, I know that he was a loved and valued employee. He touched many lives with his kindness and sunny disposition. He will be greatly missed. I send along my deep condolences to his family.
Posted by Joseph Treglia on April 8, 2020
It's sometimes hard to put situations like this into words but kind, compassionate, genuine, loyal, and dedicated come to mind immediately when thinking about Mikey. His work ethic was unmatched but didn't define him. He loved his family and friends with everything he had in him. He cherished nothing more than being around the people he loved with a glass of red, good food, and a lot of laughs. No matter what the situation might be when him and I came in on a Monday we'd compare our weekend meals and wish we had been together, breaking bread and toasting. Myself and my family share our thoughts and prayers with Barbara, Brandon, and Michael. We lost a true gentleman but he will never be forgotten. I know he will always be looking down on us making sure every e-mail is answered, the end of the day is complete, and we are enjoying ourselves to the fullest. Rest in peace. We will always love you and miss you.
Posted by Frank Yee on April 8, 2020
Our gang and neighborhood has lost an incredible friend and father. The laughs and enjoyment of cocktails at the base will never be the same without you. Our condolences to Barbara, Brandon and Mikey.
Your memory will forever be in our hearts, rest in peace bro.
Posted by Shashi Rajasekaran on April 8, 2020
Consistent. That should have been Mike's middle name. From his 5 am system checkout routine, to the ever pleasant countenance , to the religious diligence with instrument setups . Mike T was always available for you, Mike T was a beloved constant who did not like changes.

This change is a painful irony. Miss you Mike Tominelli.
Posted by Keith Croslin on April 8, 2020
Recently saw Mike a lot as he would stop down on 2 because there was no cold brew on his floor, but anyone who knew or worked with Mike saw someone that they don't make anymore, a truly dedicated person. I would see him responding to TKY emails at 1 am if he couldn't sleep or he would be my first BBG msg asking me to call him as soon as I was ready to talk about an issue. Michael you'll truly be missed, as nice guy, a hard worker and the person who would respond with a "welcome' to a "ty" message...

to quote James Taylor"
"Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you again"

We will all miss you Mr T...
Posted by Janifer Senat on April 8, 2020
I have had the pleasure of working with Mikey for almost 5 years. We would talk about different shows that we love. He was kind and genuine. A gentleman and a family man. Mikey would always reach out and jump in to help whenever he could. He was truly a good friend to many colleagues and will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers to the family. May he rest in peace.
Posted by Nathalia Cotrim on April 8, 2020
I got to know Mike about a year ago, and it was a pleasure chatting with him every day ever since that first introduction. Mike always had such a positive attitude, a contagious smile, and never missed a saying a "good morning" to those around him. He will be greatly missed and work will not be the same without him. My deepest condolences to Mike's family and loved ones.
Posted by Tara Reed on April 8, 2020
I was so shocked and sorry to hear about Mike. I worked with him for the past 5 years and he was such a positive and happy person. He was always willing to help with whatever issue we had. My only way to cope with this kind of loss is to think God must have needed him and that is why he is gone. We all are a little better for knowing Mike. May he rest in peace.
Posted by Shlomi Salant on April 8, 2020
Mike was such a nice and hard working guy. Always logged into bloomberg early checking my overnight trades and always willing to help whatever was needed. My condolences to his family and loved ones. He will be missed.
Posted by Jupiter Bautista on April 8, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to Mike's family, relatives and friends. My heart goes out to all of you.
Posted by Al Kuilan on April 8, 2020
“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”—Malcolm S. Forbes.
I only knew Mike for a short time, but he treated everyone with dignity and respect. He touched the lives of those who were fortunate enough to know him.The security team at Mizuho sends their condolences to the family. Enjoy that cup of coffee in heaven my friend.
Posted by Priscilla Romo on April 8, 2020
May the happy memories of Mike help bring you some comfort in this difficult time. My deepest condolences to the Tominelli family.
Posted by Marycruz Martinez on April 8, 2020
Mike was always one of the first persons in the office. I will miss our early morning conversations over a cup of coffee. He was very dedicated to his work, had a positive attitude, always offered time to help however he could, and would do this while finding time for a joke and letting out his contagious laugh. My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family and may God provide them comfort in this difficult time.
Posted by Andy Yu on April 8, 2020
No words to the news of Mike's passing. My deepest condolences to Mike's family for the loss of a vibrant soul who always had a hop in his step and his voice. He made me look old. I will miss our hallway conversations with him where he starts with "What's the good word?" He was the hardest worker I knew, first one in the office, never a day off but never let work bleed into the social conversations we had together. Last time we spoke, he was joking saying there goes my retirement money as we both glanced into the Markets in Turmoil segment on the television and I responded the beach (retirement) is not far away pal, hang in there. Rest in peace Mike, I will miss you dearly, the office will never be the same without you!
Posted by Stephanie Weiss on April 8, 2020
I loved seeing Mike. He always had a smile on his face and a few minutes to chat.  He was one of the friendliest people I've ever met, and he will be greatly missed. My heart hurts for his family. 
Posted by Anna Gut on April 8, 2020
I didn't know Mike but am so saddened to hear of this news and that is has hit our Mizuho family. RIP Mike. My deepest sympathy for his family at this time.
Posted by Denice DeQuinzio on April 8, 2020
I worked with Muscles for 28 years. He checked on my trades countless times a day and would always say "don't worry D, i'll take care of it". He was a sweet soul who was never too busy to help me. I am heartbroken for his beautiful family and for my co-workers who also loved him. There will be a large hole in Mizuho's heart forever. RIP my friend.
Posted by Arkesh Tripathi on April 8, 2020
Have known Mike for almost 10 plus years. Wonderful person and miss him. Praying to God to give strength to Mike's family members during this very hard times and may his soul rest in peace. Many memories including sharing cricket knowledge.
Posted by Magda Gallahue on April 8, 2020
Mike was one of the first people I met at MSUSA. He would always ask how I was doing and what is new. Mike was always happy to help if I had a question or didn't understand how something works. One memory, among many, is when he would talk about bringing his son to CYO basketball. Since my sister played CYO in the Brooklyn Queens diocese, we would always joke about the different schools and neighborhoods we ended up in (or got lost in)! May he rest in peace.
Posted by Stacey Voinier on April 8, 2020
I have no words, no words at all. Mike was one of the nicest guys I have ever met. I remember when we worked in Hoboken, we used to discus our love of Freestyle music. My sincerest condolences to Mike's family. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. I just can't believe this is real.
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Posted by Solomon Obisesan on May 27, 2020
I meet Mike in February 2020 at MIZUHO and we became friends. He was a very kind, humble and a good man. He introduced me to the cold brewed coffee. Mike's passing is so painful and I will never forget him. Rest in peace my friend!
Posted by Samuel Rabenstein on April 28, 2020
Mike was a very special person who will be greatly missed. I remember the good time that I had working with Mike and the professionalism that he shared. My condolences to Barbara and his children.
Posted by Ornela Vakeflli on April 20, 2020
Mike was one of the nicest and genuine people I met and I'll never forget. He always managed to put a smile on my face. My condolences to his family. RIP Mikey, I would never thought this .
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Shared by Anthony Quarato on April 9, 2020
Mikey Muscles was one if the first people I knew upon returning to, at the time, Fuji mike was always ready to help. He would stay late to make sure everyone was good.  When I left mizuho in 2013 Mike was 1 of the first to call to make sure “ are u ok Tony “ a true friend.  RIP Mike