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Old 09-14-2018, 12:19 AM
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Mitchell W. Mulcahy, was born September 19, 1962 in Albuquerque, NM, and died from melanoma on September 8, 2018. Mitch lived a simple and meaningful life. He said what he thought, he did what he said he was going to do, and he had a fierce, and sarcastic sense of humor. He loved his family and friends with a pure heart, great loyalty, honesty and pride. He did not tolerate nonsense, nor did he suffer fools easily. Mitch affected thousands of lives with his work as a science teacher for 21 years at Taft Middle School, his alma mater.

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Old 09-14-2018, 12:20 AM
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:28 AM
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Farewell Mitch. This is so sad.
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:52 AM
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Boy, I've really gotta say that everyone here is the best. Even though we don't "personally" know each other, we all know each other. I guess it's the drumming brother/sisterhood thing.

Thank you to everyone who's reached back out to me; it means the world to me at this time.
I've got no words. Mitch said it best.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:08 AM
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Thank you for the info, John.

I hope the rhythm is beautiful where Mitch is now.
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:01 AM
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I’m not crying, YOURE CRYING.

RIP Mitch.
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Old 09-14-2018, 04:55 AM
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:08 AM
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My condolences. Rest in Peace.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:39 AM
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This feels like a loss because it is. For us, for family and anyone else who shared experiences with Mitch.

Sad.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:47 AM
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I just saw his new journey thread today and just that quickly... guys, this life is too short. Rest in peace, Mitch. Condolences to his fruiends and family and to all of us as well.
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:12 AM
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We will miss you here Mitch. RIP
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:36 AM
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Oh gosh, sad to hear. RIP Mitch, my condolences to all.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:20 AM
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Really saddened to read this, RIP Mitch. You’ll be missed.

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Old 09-14-2018, 02:44 PM
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Been thinking of you ever since I heard the news yesterday Mitch. You look so healthy in your photo. I can't even imagine how scary it must have been when you realized that there was no way out of this mess. You are in a better place now. It's the people you left behind that have my sympathies.

Rock on brother.
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:16 PM
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Mitch, I’m terrible in these circumstances and never know what to say. I didn’t know you that well, but enjoyed your posts and contributions. Thanks for reaching out to us as family and friends and allowing us to share what was likely the most frightening and confusing time for you and your family. You will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace our friend.

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Old 09-14-2018, 04:32 PM
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Sorry to hear. I just posted this on another thread.

I’ve oftentimes wondered about many people on various forums where their life was. I wondered where they were they were when they faded away. Do they even play anymore? It seems so minor when speaking of health.

I met more than a few members over the years, but of those only one died that I knew. That would be Jerry Jenkins of Jenkins-Martin aka Drumjinx on many forums. It was crushing, but I know his underground drum company legacy will live on.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:44 PM
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My dear oldest sister was diagnosed with cancer and in less than 6 months, this lovely, supposed healthy person was gone. Melanoma is not to be messed with. If you find yourself in the sun a lot, cover up. sunscreen is cheap, wear a hat, do what you can to even avoid the chance. Not preaching, but just no need when some avoidance will help. RIP Mitch
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Mitch, I wish you well on your new journey. May it be as for filling as was your time with us on earth.
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I didn't know Mitch but I'm gutted by this. If you've known somebody who was diagnosed and passed away within a few months, you know what a nightmare this was for Mitch and his family. I hope they can finally find some peace.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:08 PM
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Seeing that photo, I have no idea who it is.

And then it sets in, it's "Mitch", with that "Mitch" avatar.

So easy to forget the people behind the avatars and the posts.

Real people who aren't seemingly endless like the internet.

At least we can honour his memory, a very fine intitiative to put this at the top of the thread list.

A loss to this community, and undoubtedly a far greater one to his close freinds and family.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:22 PM
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My dear oldest sister was diagnosed with cancer and in less than 6 months, this lovely, supposed healthy person was gone. Melanoma is not to be messed with. If you find yourself in the sun a lot, cover up. sunscreen is cheap, wear a hat, do what you can to even avoid the chance. Not preaching, but just no need when some avoidance will help. RIP Mitch
That is what killed both of my grandfathers and being a former lifeguard I’ve had my run of it myself. Needless to say I am going to a dermatologist annually to be sure it doesn’t happen to me again.
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Old 09-15-2018, 12:27 PM
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Seeing that photo, I have no idea who it is.

And then it sets in, it's "Mitch", with that "Mitch" avatar.
May I segue, Mike?

Mr. Mayor, would it be possible to "retire" the member's avatar in the initial post. If not here, maybe going forward.

Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.

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Old 09-15-2018, 02:04 PM
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I'm not sure what you mean. Not letting someone else use it. Another Mitch?
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:10 AM
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Whoop, sorry. When you posted Mitch's obit, your avatar is at the top of the thread. Just wondering if you could post using Mitch's avatar instead, so it would look like Mitch posted his own obit. Strange request - thought it might make sense to tie the obit to the avatar.
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:37 PM
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That's why I posted his picture. So that people who didn't know him would get a glimpse. I think his posting his own obituary would be a little strange and maybe macabre.
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:34 PM
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I just got this from Mitch's wife in response to my post on his Facebook page.

Thank you so much! I know how much Mitch enjoyed being a member of the forum. I just joined the forum and saw the thread about your sending a message to his FB. I sent a message to “GruntersDad” hoping that he would share with you all. I am not familiar with the forum but I hope it got through. Thank you all for being a big part of Mitch’s life!

Please tell the men that we have set up a go fund me page to support first year teachers to help with them getting their classrooms setUp. If anyone is so inclined to learn more it can be found at “Mitch Mulcahy’s Teachers Rock Fund.”

I know this may sound crass. But we want to use a small drum for his urn. Any suggestions on where I might find a small one? I don’t want to break up his set.


I will be sending a 10 inch Catalina Maple tom. Very fitting for his Gretsch-ish Avatar.
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:51 PM
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I just got this from Mitch's wife in response to my post on his Facebook page.

Thank you so much! I know how much Mitch enjoyed being a member of the forum. I just joined the forum and saw the thread about your sending a message to his FB. I sent a message to “GruntersDad” hoping that he would share with you all. I am not familiar with the forum but I hope it got through. Thank you all for being a big part of Mitch’s life!

Please tell the men that we have set up a go fund me page to support first year teachers to help with them getting their classrooms setUp. If anyone is so inclined to learn more it can be found at “Mitch Mulcahy’s Teachers Rock Fund.”

I know this may sound crass. But we want to use a small drum for his urn. Any suggestions on where I might find a small one? I don’t want to break up his set.


I will be sending a 10 inch Catalina Maple tom. Very fitting for his Gretsch-ish Avatar.
Good on you John for that very kind gesture and thanks for posting the reply from Mitch's wife.
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Old 10-01-2018, 04:44 AM
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Terrible news. Rest In Peace Mitch.
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Old 10-04-2018, 02:15 PM
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Condolences to Mitch’s family & friends. I did not know Mitch but this is very sad to hear. Rip Drumbrother.
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