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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HRBOB34, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,013

    Atwater Mike

    Dick is a wealth of knowledge, and a generous purveyor of parts to 'we in the need'.
    He helped me just this year with a used factory oversize piston for my '47 Merc flattie...(talk about 'unobtanium'!)
    Please get well, Dick. Prayers from our house.
  2. Sad news, its too bad none of us can outrun our age. Get well soon Dick!
  3. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,451

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Sad to be sure, but if it is anything like what has been reported in the original post starting this thread it has nothing to do with age. That type of problem can affect anyone at any age.
    I hope Dick is doing well.
  4. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 2,759


    Very sad news indeed. Dick was a giant in his field and a person who would help you with your project and needs even if he didn't sell you anything. I wish him a speedy recovery.
  5. DualQuad55
    Joined: Mar 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,379

    from Epsom, NH

    Just got a ph call from my pop. He relayed the news to me, Dick is in poor, poor health.
    He is one of the guys I grew up hanging around. As a very young little man, I remember being at Amherst, or Stafford, or the V8 meets trying to help him vend out of his trailers, probably more in his way than helpful.
    I still have 3 old Aurora thunderjet slot cars he gave me at the Rhinebeck swapmeet about 30yrs ago. He said if I ever sold them, to give him half of what I got for them. Well, they are some of my more prized cars for no other reason.
    He has done a lot more than sell parts for all these years. He was ever the hot rodder, dirt tracker, "in the field" engineer, and business man. Just an all around good guy.
    -Brent- likes this.
  6. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,948

    metal man

    That is terrible news...not what I wanted to hear . I'll be hoping for a quick and full recovery .
    Thanks for the update.
  7. Very sad news, he's always a wealth of knowledge and willing to share it.
  8. Hackerbilt
    Joined: Aug 13, 2001
    Posts: 6,240


    Well...thats certainly not what I wanted to read when I signed on tonight.
    All the best Dick and hoping to hear you're feeling better soon.
  9. Weedburner 40
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
    Posts: 692

    Weedburner 40

    This is not good. Dick is a great guy, as everyone says, and I hope he recovers fully. Does anyone know for certain what his ailment is? Get better Dick.
  10. Straightpipes
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,086


    Prayers for Dick, He is is Albany Medical. I'm told that he cannot have visirors. Being a local guy I know him well and we all pray that he comes through. Bill is running the shop and I'm sure that he is overwhelmed with calls.
  11. FritzTownFord
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,020


    One of the true old time Ford guys. A gentleman, an encyclopedia of automotive history, and a pain in the ass for anybody who talks out of their league! He lives life on his own terms and I respect him beyond measure.
    Give'm hell Dick!
  12. 41fastback
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 340


    Dick was operated on yesterday. He is very sick.
  13. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,451

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Any news on what the surgery was ? I had a leaky blood vessel in my brain and had emergency brain surgery to fix it.
    Prayers going to Dick and his family.
  14. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,507

    dirty old man

    Sad news indeed. Dick Spadaro was a charter member of a core group of people of great knowledge and abil;ity/inclination to share that knowledge here on HAMB, that make this site so great.
    Get Well Soon Dick!
  15. You got that right Dave,Dick has always been sought out for his depth of all things Deuce related. HRP
  16. LOWDUG37
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 856


    Get well soon Dick.
  17. Wish Dick the best. HRP

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  18. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,864


    I've seen and spoken with Dick many times at New England functions, and on the phone buying parts. He was a good friend of my wife's childhood neighbor on Cape Cod.............the infamous Richmond Bell.

    Prayers out.
  19. woodiewagon46
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
    Posts: 1,608

    from New York

    I talked to Dick at the V-8 Club Eastern Meet in Gettysburg. He was tooling around in his Deuce three window and he looked fine! Go's to show you how quick things can go downhill, live every day like it's your last. Prayers to Dick.
  20. 41fastback
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 340


    It's not right for me to say anything more. Any wrong little detail and ... You know.
  21. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,674

    from Burton, MI

    Dang. Hope he pulls through.
  22. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 2,759


    I wish him a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.
  23. monkeywrenching
    Joined: Feb 14, 2007
    Posts: 299

    from maryland

    Wish him the best and will keep him in my prayers.
  24. dgasbag
    Joined: Feb 23, 2005
    Posts: 124

    from Upstate NY

    Dick was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer. He was opperated on last Wednesday. The doctors said it doesn't look good. I spoke with Bill at the shop and he said that it is doubtful that Dick will make it home. Bill has been inundated with phone calls and could probably use a rest. I will post more as I hear more.
  25. Prayers for Dick.. HRP
  26. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,540


    So sorry to read this post. I don't know Dick personally, but know he's a valuable part of the Ford community. I hope he can somehow overcome this, he always seemed like a really good guy when I read what he added to the HAMB. Keep fighting, Dick.
  27. jackandeuces
    Joined: Feb 20, 2006
    Posts: 963


    Dave thanks for update...
  28. speedy1544
    Joined: Jun 23, 2012
    Posts: 18


    Dick has Glioblastoma .
    It is easy to Google and that explains it all.
    Please respect his privacy for now.
    Time will tell.
    thank you
  29. Sorry to hear, best wishes for a speedy recovery.
  30. cvstl
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,445

    from StL MO
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Praying for Mr. Spadaro.

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