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Florida Arcade and Pinball Collectors => Florida Arcade and Pinball Collectors => Topic started by: Old Pin Guy on August 12, 2018, 05:09:27 PM

Title: Village help needed for Fellow Villager. Please Read.
Post by: Old Pin Guy on August 12, 2018, 05:09:27 PM
It is with great sadness I make this post on behalf of Dona, and Dan, PinDan on the board here from Sarasota.
Dan, has been quietly battling Cancer for the last year, and is now resting on Hospice Care.

I cant begin to share how hard this hits home for me, and many other Villagers, that have shared time at Dans House,
or his effervescent personality at shows and gatherings.

My hope, is to ask for your prayers, and if you feel up to it, to shoot Dan a PM, or email.

He is not taking phone calls, so please respect this.

He may or may not reply, but I feel he would love to hear from many of you at this time.

Dans Profile:

http://www.villagebbs.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1755 (http://www.villagebbs.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1755)

Thank you.

Art
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Post by: Ron Donohue on August 12, 2018, 05:24:40 PM
Very sorry to hear this.  He and I have been in touch several times over the past year, but not for a few weeks.  He was hoping for a new treatment to work.  Sadly, it appears it has not so far.   He has been a good, albeit distant, friend and he has borne his suituation with dignity and grace.  A hell of a good man who will be missed, should things not take a turn for the better.

Ron
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Post by: HFK on August 12, 2018, 05:44:03 PM
When we visited him a few weeks back he seemed like he was doing better and was in good spirits. It was hard to hear he slipped backwards some. Hopefully he will improve and start his new treatment.

If you read this Dan get better soon so I can play  you on your Silver Strike again.
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Post by: tufnel1530 on August 12, 2018, 06:16:34 PM
very sorry to hear this... best wishes to Dan and family.
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Post by: k7 on August 12, 2018, 06:20:52 PM
dude had a very awesome personality. this news sucks. will PM him now. :(
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Post by: RussG on August 12, 2018, 06:22:35 PM
Dan is one of my very best village friends and he's a class act.

I love him dearly and am very saddened by all of this news.

I am hopeful something good will happen but the prayers and well wishes should continue.

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Post by: VictorC on August 12, 2018, 08:00:35 PM
Praying for Dan and his family.   Thanks Art and let us know what we can do to help.
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Post by: Hamster on August 12, 2018, 11:34:36 PM
I have known his condition for over a year, and he had always asked to keep it on the down low, the fact this has been posted indicates he is not doing well, he will always be in my prayers.
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Post by: PinPup on August 13, 2018, 04:48:04 AM
Sad news, I  hope all works out for Dan and family.
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Post by: wolowizard on August 13, 2018, 01:35:05 PM
Dan was one of the first people I have met in this hobby.  Very nice and open to talk pinball to.  He is a tough old bird, stay strong and beat this. 
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Post by: Pinner on August 13, 2018, 04:10:23 PM
Dan,  you are in my prayers.  Your friend Dave.
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Post by: beepnutz on August 13, 2018, 05:25:31 PM
Dan and I spent our summers (60's, 70's) at our cottages in Indiana (Lake George), I knew most kids on the lake but had never met him then. Believe we met at Ron's or one of the shows down here, small world. Stay strong bud, I have another close friend battling the same stuff, both in my prayers.
Bob
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Post by: TheBatman on August 19, 2018, 08:58:50 AM
Very sad to discover this on his Facebook page today, his wife Dona posted this:

Dan is in hospice and resting peacefully.  They have him heavily sedated for the pain.  The doctor's give us updates daily - all I can say is heart is strong and his lungs are good.  It is just day to day, moment to moment.  Cancer is a nasty disease.  All I can say is no one should be going through what he is.  It breaks our heart every time we are with him.
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Post by: RussG on August 19, 2018, 09:40:16 AM
My heart is broken too.
Dan doesn't deserve this.
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Post by: PinFan4Life on August 19, 2018, 10:26:32 AM
Thoughts and prayers going out to Dan and Family.