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Mike Z
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posted 09-24-2012 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Aztecdoug
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posted 09-24-2012 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a wonderful man. What a loss for us here on Earth. Rest in Peace.

Bill Hunt
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posted 09-24-2012 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very sad news indeed. So sorry to hear it. Michael was very kind to me at the last Goldberg auction I attended, and he was always helpful via e-mail as well. Definitely a loss for the hobby and to space enthusiasts everywhere.

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Bill Hunt

Jake
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posted 09-24-2012 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jake   Click Here to Email Jake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
. wonderful man - sad day...

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Jake Schultz - curator,
Newport Way Air Museum (OK, it's just my home)

E2M Lem Man
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posted 10-06-2012 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been offline for a week, so this news has hit me hard.

Mike was a good friend and last year attended and lectured Fantasy fans at our Los Angeles convention in hopes of finding new customers. I was devastated when he wrote me of his illness earlier this year.

Fair winds, and thank you, Mike...

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Kite
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posted 10-07-2012 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kite     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-08-2012 09:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those wishing to pay tribute to Michael, can do so by making donations to the following:
  • Israel Children's Cancer Foundation
    141 Washington Ave,
    Suite 205
    Lawrence, NY 11559

  • American Friends of Magen David Adom
    352 7th Ave
    Suite 400
    New York, NY 10001
    (this group supports EMS workers in Israel)

dss65
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Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-20-2012 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dayna Steele, who founded The Space Store and through such worked with Michael, has written a tribute to him for Fast Company.
Space memorabilia expert Michael Orenstein up and died on me a few weeks ago and quite frankly, I just wasn't ready for him to go yet. I needed one more space clinic, maybe a single malt scotch or two, and there was that dinner at Frenchy's Italian Restaurant that was a must anytime he came to town. He had promised me one more.

You may not have heard of him or care anything about space memorabilia but if you want to be successful, be a leader, a rock star at what you do, then you at least need to know how he conducted himself until the very end.

Michael Orenstein epitomized the rock star principles of success.


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