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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HRBOB34, Jul 30, 2014.
Waiting for the best of news! And prayers go out for him! Eric
Totally unconfirmed, but this was posted on the Fordbarn yesterday:
"This is what I heard today from someone who visited the shop recently. An operation determined that the tumor cannot be removed and he was released from the hospital".
Damn.... That's not good. I'm hoping for a miracle.
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There are other treatments besides surgery, possibly Dick can benefit from them.
Prayers are still going out for Dick.
Wow, this is not good! I lost my dad 7 yrs ago this mo. started with a bladder cancer, the day he was told he was clean/cancer his PCP advised him that he had bone cancer and had 6mos to live. Thats all he had. I hope that Dick fairs much better than my dad. Godspeed my friend
Not good news at all! I hope he can receive some other treatment to reduce the tumor size. I have a family member who was treated with radiation and is still going after several years.
We all need to keep praying for one of the best. Always treated me well and I felt honored that he even remembered my name out of the many, many folks he has met and helped over the years.
It ain't over until it's over and I'm praying the Almighty will watch over and minister to Dick as only HE can.
Dick is a truly great guy; willing to help any and all in any way possible.
Any news on how Dick is doing?
sending positive thoughts Dicks way
The Japanese have a category for people with very high levels of knowledge of traditional skills and practices, the arcane knowledge that carries on a bit of culture into the future..."Living National Treasure."
Dick fits that category right here...his knowledge of old Fords, racing tech, and traditional chassis are unsurpassed and a treasure of traditional performance culture, and he has always shared freely.
The best tribute you could make. So we should all pay attention to those living treasures and sit at their feet to take in that knowledge. As someone once said "everything is on it's way to some were else..."
What we do while we're here is the magic. What we leave behind is the gift.
I just heard today of Dick's plight , super guy we got on really well whenever we met, he liked what we do & visa versa . So shocking to hear about his health. Positive thoughts are sent from all of us .Bless you Dick for all you have done.
Do we have any news on Dicks condition ? I hope they have been searching the world as there are some promising new advances in treatment of brain tumors
Miracles happen, lets pray for one for Dick.
It would be good to hear how he is doing.
I haven't heard much in a while, so I call a friend, who lives near him
and is a hot rodder!
He says Dick is still in the hospital.
He is not doing well at all.
Some of his cars and parts were sold, to a good friend ,who was customer of his for many years .
The business will close by the end of the year.
We wish Dick the best! but sad to say, no good news at this time!
If I hear anything new, I will post it.
Dick sat me down in the shop one day when I was just running in to get some parts, over an hr later I walked out w/ a whole new approach on the way I was doing my suspension. Im sure to him I was just another customer but it was great for me.
sucks to since my uncle is going thru the same exact thing right now :-(
Been a while since anyone had more info. Last I heard he was still in hospital not doing well. Has anyone spoke with Dick or Bill in the last few weeks?
Spoke to Bill last week. His last day was Monday. Not sure what will happen now. I'd say Dick is about the same??
Yeah, I heard Bill had a very decent offer at another big name reproduction parts supplier. But he decided to move on and go to FLA. Not that I can blame him.
Any info on what is going on/going to happen at the shop? Must still have plenty of merchandise on the shelves, I realize they likely haven't been stocking much but still must be stuff there.
Sad to see the end coming. Good memories though!
Nothing but the best wishes for Dick and Bill.
Life is so short for people we like....Love ya Dick hoping for the best
Just to let people know, Dick has been placed in a nursing facility. I explained that Dick has touched many people and the hobby and asked what we could do and a family member said to send cards of encouragement to him. Please send cards to his business shop at Dick Spadaro Early Ford Reproductions 6599 NY Route 158 Altamont NY 12009. Mail is picked up there for him and he will get them. Thanks Don
Dick is a great guy and wealth of knowledge, he always took time to answer my questions even when I did not buy anything from him. I will be praying for a healing of this tumor and will send him a letter of encouragement for the fight ahead.
Thanks for the info as to where to send cards and letters.......What do you say HAMB guys and gals????
lets send Dick some get well wishes.....
Works for me, I will send a card out tomorrow...
So Sad. He certainly deserves to have a peaceful time during his ordeal. God Bless.
Thanks for the address to send cards. It was always a pleasure to talk to him on the phone. I am still telling people how well he packaged my fenders and sent them to Washington!
I can't get over only this many returns to this post....??????
WTF....... This guy is a true old school hot rodder..Come on guys let's let him know we are all pulling for him
Dick is a generous and grand fellow. He willingly keeps us all on track by helping out.
Number of returns...times 10!
Was just thinking this myself. Sounds like the man epitomises traditional rodding, I'm hoping this has a happy ending, best wishes from New Zealand Dick..
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OH MY, I am so sorry to hear about Dick. Truly like him and how he conducted his business. saw him many times at the swapmeets n shows. always spoke. and hats off to Bill. he was equally a great man to do business with. Does anyone know how to reach Bill? Sincerest condolences to Dicks family, rest assured he will be in great hands. nice man
Dick I'm so sorry to hear this happening to you. I'm really going to miss calling and talking with you guys and getting the great service you always offered. Its just not going to be the same without Dick at the shows...no cool parts...no 3-window through the mud...no $20 at the car wash... Dick just relax and rest that head and lets hope for the best we will keep you in our thoughts and give out some prayers for you.
Firecat7 I don't know how to reach Bill but I know he is moving to Florida and took a job there.
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