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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    He was definitively one of the good guys here... RIP
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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    I liked Mike. My prayers go to his family.
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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    This was truly a shock. Mike flew with us in Alexandria at our indoor venue just two weeks ago. I can't believe he's gone. He was a great guy and will be sorely missed.

    I believe Mike would want us to remember the good times with him, however, so in keeping with the spirit of celebrating his life, here's a picture of Mike at our fun fly last year after completing the maiden flight on the GMP Gee Bee R-3 for an RCU Review. I think the trademark grin on his face says it all. He was doing what he loved!

    Happy Landings Mike!
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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    I am shocked and saddened to hear of this, I had come to have much respect for him. He will be missed by many.
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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away



    Wow!  What a shocker this news is!

    I never met Mike, but without a doubt he is the sole reason I stuck around this site.  Not to say that this site is bad...its just I found the place and posted a question about getting back into the hobby and which radio I should by.  Within minutes I had a PM in my inbox giving me very sound advice.

    As an owner of several websites and discussion forums...I found it refreshing that someone took their time to PM me first without even asking for it.  I thought..."now this is a good place to be".  I wish some of the mods at my own sites were as professional and as dedicated as Mike was here.

    Anyway...even though I never met him, I felt like I knew him.  Im sorry for the family's loss, and I will surely miss reading his posts here @ RCU.

    Prayers and Condolences.

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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    Met Mike a couple years back @ WATTS; he'll be missed here and there as well.

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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    Ienjoyed his post on this forum.

    Prayers and Condolences tohis family.

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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    Oh man, that is sad. I never met him, but it feels like I've known him on RCU forever. I still can't believe we won't see his animated 3d Extra avatar keeping trolls at bay here anymore. Does anyone have details on the service yet, or is it private?
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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    RIP

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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    This is certainly sad news! Though I have never met Mike in person, I have read many of his reviews and posts here on RCU. He has been a pillar of this community for as long as I have been a member and I have always had much respect for his opinions and writing. My prayers and condolences go out to Mike's family.

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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    Wow, what a shocker, so unexpected and what sad news. I had just been talking to Mike about doing reviews. I'm just at a loss because it seemed all was A-OK.

    When someone finds out more could you share with us please?

    Condolences to his family.
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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    I want to express my sadness in hearing of Mike's passing. I too felt as though I knew him although we had never met in person. In reading Mike's articles and postings you get a feel for the writers personality. He was a kind and helpful person. He will be much missed around RCU. Rest in peace my friend......My prayers go out to his family.

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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    yes this is really sad, I have had lunch with him and some of the rest of the rcu group Ken plus more.

    I had hoped to see him tomorrow at the toledo show.

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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    Sad news indeed.

    I first met Mike in Owatonna in August 2009 and as everyone knows he made me feel like we had known each other forever. Meeting and talking with his father last year was a highlight too.

    Our condolences to the family. If there is anything that we can do please get in touch.

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    Oh man, that is sad. I never met him, but it feels like I've known him on RCU forever. I still can't believe we won't see his animated 3d Extra avatar keeping trolls at bay here anymore. Does anyone have details on the service yet, or is it private?
    Memorial services will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, April 14 at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar, MN. Interment will be at Spicer City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm on Friday, April 13 at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home, Willmar, and one hour prior to the service at the church.


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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    We're looking at car pools from the Cities for Saturday.

    I'm wondering if the dress code should be large hawaiian shirts and straw hats for all his RCU friends. I think he'd like that.
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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    A sad day indeed. I enjoyed reading many of his posts and viewed him as one of the few contributors to this site that had given knowledgeable responses to a plethora of questions.

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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    Very sad that I never got to meet him in person. We talked here in the forums and on the side a few times and he was always very accomodating and willing to share. Even if he disagreed with you he had a courteous and non-condesending way of expressing himself that is rarely found. He will be missed.
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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    All these posts do indeed confirm what a great man he was to us all and how much he has done for ALL of us and this hobby, RIP.....
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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away



    Thanks, Mike for sharing your experience with us all. Your articles and reviews have always been a joy to read, and your sense of humor made it fun. Rest in Peace.

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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    very very sad to lose a popular forum member, from where i am, of coarse, i only knew him from his forum postings, but he seemed an ok guy, its even more of a shock to find he is the same age as me, much, much to young to young to be lost to us, RIP,condolences to his family and friends

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    ORIGINAL: Fly2XS
    I'm wondering if the dress code should be large hawaiian shirts and straw hats for all his RCU friends. I think he'd like that.
    Being that Mike was one of my best friends I would say that this dress code would probably fit right in at the service!!!

    Unfortunately I am not going to be able to make the service as I have to here in Toledo. But if I was, I'd have my flying gear on!!!!!

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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    Here's his full obit



    From the obit

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Willmar Area Radio Controlled Club 
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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    My wife and I had picked up a couple of rose bushes for our yard here in Cedar Rapids. It seemed fitting to say a short prayer for Mike and his family while planting a rose bush appropriately named "Wild Blue Yonder".

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    RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    Mike Buzzeo, AKA Minnflyer was a pioneer in bringing the internet and model airplanes together. it is great how he could bring the sport to everyone, and is a true Hall of Fame modeler.
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