Irondequoit, NY: On Thursday November 8th 2017, Michael Joseph Cropo, husband, father, son, and brother passed away at the age of 52. Mike will forever be remembered by his wife Elizabeth, precious children Katrina and John, by his parents Pat and Jane, and by his brother Shawn and sisters Michelle and Debbie. Michael will also be remembered by his extended family, many friends, and fans. Michael’s sisters Alicia and Lori passed before him, and have welcomed him into a place of eternal peace.
Michael was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division. He was a decorated soldier having served during the Invasion of Panama and Desert Storm. Michael was a dedicated husband and father whose family brought him immense joy. Many fans of his website, https://aspartanswarchronicles.com/, will miss his writings, a hobby which gave him much peace and pleasure.
Michael’s Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ambrose Church, 25 Empire Blvd. Rochester, NY 14609, at 10:00 a.m. on Friday November 17th.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/ or to Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Rochester, in Fairport NY.
May Mike truly rest in Peace. God Bless.
Mike was an exemplary human being who inspired others to aspire to be better than they were and gave hope, comfort and insight when there was darkness all about.
Words cannot express how much he will be missed.
My deepest condolences to his wife, Elizabeth, his daughter, Katrina, and his son, John. His love of you all knew no limits.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
He shall be missed.
Peace be with you, Mike Blessings and comfort to your family. I will always remember you as the wonderful young man who frolicked in the waves at Cape Cod. Happy, warm memories. Prayers being said for love and comfort for your family. You are at peace now, and with your sisters in the loving arms of God. May His angels watch over you and welcome you to your Heavenly Home. God be with you til we meet again. Love, Martie
My heartfelt condolences to the Cropo family.
There are no words that fully express the positive impact Mike has had on others through his stories.
Mike is missed by all of us.
May the Lord’s peace be with you.
The world lost a treasure in Mike. Those of us who knew him through his writing will miss him no less than those that had the honor to know this man. Warrior, gentleman, father, husband, brother and son. He wore these honors with pride. Love him and remember his life. We all will.
Absent companions. We miss and honor your memory. Be at peace.
De oppresso liber
Dear Liz, Katrina & John
My deepest condolence to you for your loss. Mike has brought together not only a fun universe; he also brought together many from across the world, into a world of wonder with his writing.
He is greatly missed.
I only know of Mike through his stories and if the man was anything like the hero’s of his universe then he will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family. His stories will be a fitting memorial to the author whose works were loved by so many.
Mike will be dearly missed by all of his family, friends & fans. I’ve only known him long distance & by his works. He was an outstanding author with an enviable talent to bring his readers into his story & make them Believe. His passing is a great loss to us all.
May we meet again in Fiddlers Green.
Absent Companions, Never Forgotten!
Former member 1/505, 82D Airborne, ’75-’79
“It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.”
My deepest condolences to Mike’s family. I have been eagerly awaiting each new chapter of his Spartan’s War Chronicles for many years and will be among many of his fans who will miss him.
Mike inspired us all to explore our imaginations a little better, see the good around us, and he will be sorely missed by all of us. I can’t even begin to express how much he will be missed
Eternal rest grant unto him , O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
He will truly be missed & his epic space story will not have the conclusion it deserves!
I started following Mike from the Dec of 2013, reading his stories when I stumbled upon it accidentally while searching for another story. That day started a whirlwind of madness of waiting for the next chapter release and then laughing and crying alongside the characters while reading their escapades. I saw how he evolved his writing style from ‘Time of Eden and Elves’ to the last book ‘Wolves and Dragons of Blood: Revelations’ he will be greatly missed as one of my most favorite authors in the world and I may fondly remember him for the rest of my days, on this beautiful world.
My deepest condolences to his wife Elizabeth, his daughter Katrina and his son John. We all may never hear him say that ‘Didn’t you guess that Anja is my favorite?’ ever again. There is a quote which I read a while back which seems to suite this occasion
“Do not mourn my passin,
For I am free.
Do not shed a single tear,
For I will not.
I know no regret in my passing,
Or anger, or fear.
In life I was trapped,
In death I am free.
Do not stop for me,
Live for me and I will live.
For we will meet again.”
I just read the last Chapter of his epic story. As other authors use patreon for their ongoing strories, I was not alarmed at first. Then I found out, he wrote the last story the day he died.
My deepest condolences to his family and close friends. His stories brought a smile and some hapiness into many lives.