Thursday, September 3, 2009

In Memory of Michael Tinley

You may not know who Michael Tinley is. I do not personally know this man either but I am paying tribute to this gentleman for another reason entirely.

Who was Michael Tinley you are asking well read on and I will endeavour to answer your question.

Michael Tinley was 56 years old when his life was brought to a tragic end. He was a Vice President of Marsh & McLennan based out of Dallas Texas and was a traveler of this planet because of his job. A father, husband and friend to many who knew him. A valued colleague and trusted associate of his fellow employees. Michael was on a business trip and had spoken to his sister on the day that the good lord called him home to be with him. They would never have the chance to speak again.

Michael's life was filled with joy. He was an inveterate traveler for business but always saw the joy of the places he visited. He would walk the streets of New York City, one of his favorite cities, and take pictures with his digital camera. He was the consumate gentlemen who could get along with anyone. He was a loving father who cherished the time he had with his daughters. Meeting them during airport layovers was something he did and something his daughters will forever remember. Michael Tinley was a human being, one of many, who's life was cut short on one tragic day that his family will never forget.

Michael will never have the chance to watch his grandchildren grow up nor watch them become parents of his great grand kids. Michael Tinley was in the Marsh and McLennan conference room on the 100th floor of the World Trade Center building on September 11th 2001 when an aircraft that was hijacked by Islamic Terrorists crashed into it.

(My thanks to those websites for the information that I took to use for this tribute. Were it not for that small bit of information I would never have been able to attempt this tribute)

From the HQ
In memory of all those who perished on September 11th 2001

The Grunt


Cathy said...

Well done. Thank you for remembering Michael Tinley.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I just randomly searched my dad's name today and up this popped! Thanks for honoring our father's life and memory. From Michael's daughters :)