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Michael Juras

November 12, 1954 ~ September 7, 2017 (age 62)
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Message from Banu Varlik
September 12, 2017 2:02 PM

Anne Marie and family, very sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.
Message from Lill Mood
September 12, 2017 10:06 PM

I am still stunned at the loss of Michael. He was my valued friend and colleague in years of working for community involvement and environmental justice. I loved his exceptional mind and his big heart.
With deepest sympathy,
Lill Mood
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A candle was lit by Nancy Allen on September 12, 2017 10:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Ivey Emanuel on September 13, 2017 6:00 AM
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A candle was lit by Julia Parris on September 13, 2017 9:22 AM
Message from T. Commander
September 13, 2017 11:44 AM

My deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your dear Michael.  The bible makes this comforting promise, "God is close to the brokenhearted." Please know that God feels your pain and has a provision for us in the form of the resurrection.  Have faith and trust in God that your loved one will be resurrected (John 6:40).
Message from Thomas Fortune
September 13, 2017 12:37 PM

It was my honor to know him and to ride along side him. My condolences to all his extended family.
Message from Bob and Joan Amundson
September 13, 2017 1:59 PM

We live very near the Rosewood Community Orchard Michael saved and we've interacted with Michael many times. We met some of his family at the eclipse party Michael hosted at the Orchard; we stopped and chatted for a while, with our dog.

Michael's physical presence at the Orchard is gone; the loss is greatest to his family and to Priscilla. But his wonderful spirit will always be at the Orchard, with us, and especially with his loved ones.

Michael was a man of peace, a man of courage, a man of character. Peace be with you, our friend, and may grief be replaced by peace to the people he loved.
Message from Heather
September 13, 2017 2:27 PM

While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you. "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18,19
Message from Debbie Mack
September 13, 2017 7:38 PM

Anne Marie and family; I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and family.
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A candle was lit by Constance on September 15, 2017 3:00 AM
🌼How sad it is that you are mourning the loss of your dear Michael. Please accept my condolences. Certainly, this is a very painful period. However, take comfort in knowing that God is aware of your pain. Therefore, he will indeed act to forever remedy the despair as expressed in the faith strengthening video link below. ======================================================🖥
Message from Donovan
September 21, 2017 2:48 AM

Thanks for your message. It is so encouraging to see what the bible has to say. A message from God himself.
Message from Columbia, SC
September 15, 2017 8:55 AM

Michael was a bright light in the darkness of reactionary and ignorant forces all around him. Far ahead of his time in his advocacy of renewable energy and sustainable resources, he worked his causes with enthusiasm and good cheer, always good cheer. I always liked to see him around town and check in. He will be missed by many, individuals and the community as a whole. John Monk
Message from Jessica Kross
September 15, 2017 11:08 AM

I had just met Michael at the Friends Meeting House and we discussed gardens. I asked if he would be willing to help with my yard and he agreed. The morning he collapsed he was here, pruning and advising. He was supposed to come Wendesday the 13th but didn't return my email asking if he were coming. On readiing the paper I learned why and was shocked and saddened. He was a friendly, generous, and gentle spirit. My heartfelt wishes go to his family, chosen and of origin. I will also miss him.
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A candle was lit by Angela D. Kennedy on September 18, 2017 6:57 AM
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A candle was lit by Cyndi Martin on September 22, 2017 10:01 AM
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