Peace to the soul of this young Sifu who has touched 1000’s of lives. I
did not have the honor of knowing him at this time on this earthly plane. Like
all kung fu brothers we will meet in another time and place perhaps and
recognize each other by our love of kung fu and sharing the art with others.
Chuck Vollmoelle (fellow New Yorker)
Ving Tsun(Sifu Angel Mercado) and Yang Tai Chi( Sifu Domingo Colon)
I had a wonderful conversation with Mikes mom today, where we shared stories and reminisced. She is strong and is doing as well as a mother who has lost her son can. She thanked me for all I had done, and I told her I had not done anything. It was Mike who was the pebble tossed into the pond creating the ripple. Marie is savvy to theDao De Qing so she understood immediately what I meant. The least any of us can do is remember Mike in this way. She wanted me to share with you all the details of Mikes memorial in New York City.
There will be memorial services in Belgium, Taiwan, and Beijing where some of Mikes ashes will be put in a very special area reserved for royalty. More info on those as I get it.
On June 21st 2009 at 3pm their will be a memorial service for Mike Martello at the following location:
Holy Trinity Parish
14-51 143rd St.
Whitestone, NY. 11537
Mikes mom has specifically asked for NO FLOWERS to be sent. This memorial is open to the public, any and all wishing to pay respects is welcome. If you wish to send a sympathy card please send it to the following address:
PO BOX 3757
Wayne, NJ. 07474-3757
Marie wants me to express her heartfelt gratitude to all of those who have shown their love to Mike over the years. The overwhelming wave of support and love has been very soothing to her, she said. She also said Mike would be very happy seeing everyone work nicely together.
The family has requested that their privacy be respected, so please limit your communication and attempts with them to the PO BOX above. Any further questions contact me directly.