Dear Jane, We were so very saddened to hear about Mike. You and your family are thought of with loving words and prayers. May every prayer that is said for you bring you one step closer to peace. We don't have any words that will take away the sorrow but please know that loving hearts are with you to share your sorrow and to support you in the days ahead. Warmest Regards, Chuck and Sharon Taylor
I have so many wonderful memories of Mike, that I really don't know where to begin. Over the course of 30 years, he was my coach, my teammate, my mentor, and my friend. The greatest inspiration of all though was watching Mike and Jane together. I count myself blessed to have known you both. Jane, you and the rest of the Peak family are in our prayers!
Many kids learn how to play baseball as a kid...Mike taught so much more than baseball; teamwork, trust, sportsmanship, accountability, dignity, style with grace, compassion, humility, patience, friendshipâ¦what a wonderful Gentleman, what a wonderful human being. .....Pick up a bat, line up those knuckles and swing away Mike, but first....lay down a couple of buntsâ¦ you will be missed.
We loved Mike. He coached our son in Pony baseball as a member of the Cardinals, and the memories of those days are priceless to us. We are saddened to learn of his death and will keep Jane and Mike's family in our prayers.
Martha, David, Steve and his family Dennis
I never had the privilege of being on one of Mike's teams but I still remember him at the Lynnhaven ball field growing up. It seemed he was always there with a smile and an encouraging word. One time in particular will always remain in my mind. We had just lost a very close game to his undefeated Cardinals and I had had a rough day on the field and was feeling alone and defeated. Mike sought me out and gave me the words of love and encouragement I desperately needed. What a great coach and man. When I'm now coaching at the same Lynnhaven fields we shared, and in the classroom, I often think of Mike and the way he handled himself and made me feel special. I'll continue to conduct myself with my kids using him as my model. Even when I would run into him many years later, he always remembered my name and made me feel special. My sincere condolences to your family and I'm sure they understand what a remarkable legacy you leave behind. God Bless You.
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Dear Jane--I was saddened to learn of your husband's death and send you my deep sympathy. It's been awhile since we have seen each other, but my thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
I had the privilege of being coached by Mike back in the 70âs. Best coach I ever had. He got to know all his players and went out of his way to make all of us feel important and part of a team. More than 30 years later, I still proudly display the picture he drew for me, celebrating of all things, a bunt in the championship game. He taught me more about life than baseball, even though I did not know it at the time. The fondest memories of my childhood include playing baseball for Coach Peakâs Cardinals. He holds special place in my heart.
Dear Jane and Peak family,
I went to Norfolk Catholic with Mike and he was truly a kind and lovable guy. He was nice to everyone and always had a joke or funny thing to say. Jane, when we met you at a class reunion, we could tell that Mike had found his partner as you two were very loving towards one another. And to the Peak family - the love that you shared in your family certainly showed through Mike....he was such a great person to be around and knew how to make others feel important and special.....what a great loss for this world. Our prayers go out to all of you!!!
Jane, I was saddened to hear of Mike's passing. Please accept our sympathy and condolences.
I have a lot of great memories of working with both of you. Mike was always upbeat and turned a sales call into a fun outing. And, of course, The Key West Weekend is on my list of all time favorites!
Please accept our sincerest condolences. We are so very sorry to hear about Mike.
No doubt this sad event has been very disturbing for you and for the many other people who knew and cared for him. Please know we have you in our prayers.
Tim & Jolene Westerman
Very sorry for your loss! I will continue to pray. He was a awesome person. They don't come any better then Mike. Jane the Monine family are here for you!
Dear Jane, I just heard of Mikes passing and I was shocked and tremendously saddened. Please except my deepest sympathies. I considered Mike a good friend since our days at IBM and will miss seeing you both in the Chicks Beach neighborhood. My thought and prayers are with you at this time of great loss. Mike will be greatly missed.
Dear Peak Family,
We send our heartfelt sympathy to you for your loss of Mike.
After 30 years our son Brian still
mentions him as the best, most caring baseball coach in VB. He was always encouraging and positive which meant the world to us. We will always remember him with love, admiration, and gratefulness.
I am sorry for your loss, we keep our fond memories of Mike.
John - Norfolk Office
Jane, I just heard today and was sorry to have missed the memorial. He really was an incredible man that words cannot describe. Only those who spent time with him can understand the positive and charismatic person he always was. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Nora Monine Graves
We send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Mike was truly one of the good guys and as much as he was an inspiration to many, the two of you together as real partners and best friends, will forever be inspirational.
I can see him smiling and laughing right now - and wish you and his extended family and friends could hear that laughter!! You have been on my lips in the last 2 weeks as an example to my son graduating from CNU next week of folks who left IBM and successfully started a "small business". Wish I had stopped to say hello!!
Know that you are in our hearts and our prayers now and in the coming months. Make sure that you again create fun moments as soon as you can so that when you meet him again, you can get him laughing from the heart!! If we can help in anyway, please ASK us to!
When I heard of Mike's passing my heart turned heavy and my eyes teary. Mike was always cheerful, happy and upbeat and I never saw him not being positive about his surroundings. He was a joy to be around especially with Jane as they made a loving couple. My only regret is having not played a round of golf with Mike. I'm sorry to miss the celebration of his life as I'm on business travel. Rest in peace.
I am so very sorry to hear about Mike. He is someone that though I have not seen him in years, feel like his influence is always with me. Mike taught me a lot of baseball, but even more about life. I have coached my kids in baseball and football and always tried to Coach the kids the way Mike taught me. He was the definition of a class act. I have always admired you and Mike, two very special people. Our prayers are with you.
My deepest sympathy. I was stuned when I heard about Mike. What a fine person and gentleman. I last saw him on the golf course several years ago. He will be missed. I wish you the very best. I will let Debbie know.
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Jane, I feel blessed and fortunate to have know Mike. Always smiling, positive and upbeat. I remember mostly his jokes and laughter. They will be greatly missed. My family's thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
I am proud to say that I am one of the many who had the privelege to both coach with and be coached by Mike. There are only a few people in my life who had such a positive impact on my upbringing. Mike taught me to be honest, sincere, consistent and hard working and I am grateful for the values he instilled in me. Please know that Mike will be sorely missed, but that his character will live on in those he touched. My thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with you at this time.
Dear Jane, I am so sorry to hear about Mike. I'm sure you've heard it a zillion times, but Mike was a great guy. I remember first meeting the 2 of you when we were across-the-street neighbors for a short time, then softball teammates in Kings Grant. Mike was always able to make everyone laugh and feel he was a good friend right away, and I know he will be missed greatly. I also know how much the two of you loved each other, and that was so evident when you gave him his surprise 50th birthday party and golf outing at Heron Ridge. Please know there are many of us thinking of you and giving you our love during this difficult time.
The little league gods broke the mold when they made Mike a coach. His work ethic, character and patience is what made him not only a superior coach but a superior human being. The lessons learned from him during the time he was my coach live on to this day. He will never be forgotten. I will be thinking of him dearly this weekend as my boys play in their baseball games.
Oh, Jane, I am so sorry. Mike was such a gentleman and a wonderful person. I never heard him say a bad word about anyone. He was my friend and I shall miss him. I am not in town, thus I will miss the memorial service, but Jane I shall think of you. May God bless and be with you.
I just received an email telling me that Mike passed away on Monday. I went to high school with Mike, and I remember him as a good friend during those years. He was fit, smart, funny, good-natured, and sensitive. Over the years, thoughts of him and his group of friends, has always provided me with warm memories. He was a wonderful person and Iâm glad that I had to opportunity to know him. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
Sincerely, Karen Gormley-Sanford
Jane, my staff and I really loved Mike. When he would call on our office we had the best time seeing him and talking with him. Above and beyond all else, it was so nice to know how much he loved you. We will never forget him talking about the plans for your 25th wedding anniversary and coming back to show us all of the pictures. Mike was a wonderful man! I am thankful to have known him. You are in our thoughts Jane!
Jane: I was heartbroken to read about Mike's passing this morning in the paper. I will never forget all the great softball memories and seeing you two swinging away on the course at the Cavalier. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. Mike will be truly missed.
As I read the news in today's paper of Mike's passing my mind raced back to Mike's days of coaching baseball at Lynnhaven Boys Baseball in Virginia Beach. He was an excellent teacher of the game and his players loved him as a coach and a friend. He coached some very successful teams too over the years. I also remember playing softball against Mike in the adult softball league, what a competitor on the field and what a friend after the game. But one of the funniest memories will have to be the attire Mike would wear at the now famous "Polish Open Golf Outings". What a guy !!
Jane, you and the Peak family are in our thoughts and prayers.
David and Carol Willey
Jane, I have been thinking about Mike lately. We have missed seeing him sice your move to Cape Charles. We condisered Mike one of our good friends. I can't think of him without a warm feeling in my heart. His smile and fun filled nature made everyone happy just to be around him. We will cherish everything he stood for. We are blessed to have known him. Thanks for being good friends. With our love thoughts and prayers, John & Mary Kay Daves
Audrey and I had the pleasure to meet Mike over 30 years ago. Because of Mike, the years at Boys Baseball of Lynnhaven were good times.
Jane our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We plan to attend the celebration of life.
My heart is broken today, having read of the passing of one of the nicest people I've ever had the honor to know and care for. Dear God, please provide Mike eternal rest and peace in heaven and may he be rewarded for all of his generosity and many kindnesses to others. He will be missed by those of us who had the distinct pleasure to know him and be graced by his wonderful smile and personality. My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to his family and friends for their profound loss of one held so dear.
We met Mike about 12 years ago and can attest to his upbeat and cheerful personality. During his Auto Glass Career our entire staff enjoyed seeing Mike during his visits to our insurance agency. He became our friend as he was sincere in his concern for our business and our families. In life we cross paths with many individuals, some are mere blips on the radar and others like Mike will be remembered for a lifetime. We were all very sad to hear of his passing. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the celebration of his life in Cape Charles....but I will be there in spirit and expect that it will be standing room only. Jane please know that you have many friends as you navigate through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely,
Frank & Robin Ciambrone
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.