Michael Staker Obituary, Death – I don’t even know what to say, man. I’m speechless. When I opened Facebook, I had no idea that the very first thing I was going to see was a post in which you, Michael, had been tagged by a friend who was sharing a memorial.
I had no idea that this post would be the very first thing that I would see. It took me some time before I was able to zero in on the particular reason. I couldn’t help but feel a shiver run down my spine as I scrolled down your page to read each new post that you had added while at the same time feeling a chill go down my spine. You were about the same age as I was, give or take a few years. The only significant memory I have of you is from the college finance class we took together. In point of fact, that is the only memory I have of you. The first twenty-four hours. When Professor Ruby was going around the room to take attendance, he called both your name and mine, and I made sure to raise my hand for both of them.
It had not occurred to me at the time that there was a second student also present who went by the name of Staker. I’ll never forget that. After that, I went home and informed my father that I would be having a class with another Staker. After that, I went to sleep. Even though we haven’t been able to talk or I haven’t been able to see you in a while, I still wanted to wish you a happy birthday, and I did so just a few days ago. You thought it was an interesting post to read. Oh man, I’m going to miss having you around here and there so much, and I hope we can stay in touch.
On the other hand, I have a sneaking suspicion that you are recalling some names and faces right at this very second. During this difficult and tragic time, know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. I pray that God gives you the strength and healing you require to get through this difficult time.