Since we excel at group stories, it seems like we can help ease our loss by offering our version. No word limits, feel free to add a sentence or paragraph, or a quote from one of his many posts on here.
Michael F. Raczko, 64, of Swanton, Ohio, died on October 18 due to complications of Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He was a frequent contributor to Cyburbia, where his handle was Bear Up North.
His own words on Facebook
Approaching 64, hair is back (but not much) even after years of chemo, radiation, and bone marrow transplant.....4-time mention in national and international news via Lake Superior State's BANISHED WORDS list published every year on New Year's Day.....grand prize winner in poetry contest, THE BLADE, mid-1970s.....co-author cover story for APICS magazine (65,000 circulation).....married, son and his family residing in Portland, OR.....Go Steelers, Go Blue !!! Creator of the world's largest hand-drawn fictional city map! Married to Katie, best damn wife I ever had!