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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 19Ardun46, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,052

    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    Can't really add more than to say Dick set the bar high for the rest of us, that is to carry the hot rod torch and then pass it on.
    May the torch shine bright forever.
     
  2. so_dak_kid
    Joined: Oct 12, 2010
    Posts: 321

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  3. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
    Posts: 4,286

    phat rat
    Member

    R.I.P. Dick you'll surely be missed. .
     
  4. RIP Dick We will all miss you! God bless
     
  5. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,107

    badshifter
    Member

    Sad news, prayers for his family
     
  6. greg32
    Joined: Jun 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,916

    greg32
    Member
    from lemont,IL

    Whenever I needed the correct answer, I called Dick. Rest in peace Dick.
     
  7. I too have fond memories of Dick........................
     
  8. Northbound
    Joined: Aug 28, 2014
    Posts: 16

    Northbound
    Member

    Our condolences from Canada
     
  9. alpo
    Joined: May 7, 2011
    Posts: 686

    alpo
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    1. 34 Fords
    2. Mississippi Hambers

    Sorry to hear of Dick's passing. RIP
     
  10. HellsHotRods
    Joined: Jul 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,299

    HellsHotRods
    Member

    I never met the man, but I got a personal letter from him once, complimenting the work of my brother and I on shortening a '40 driveshaft and torque tube to adapt to a '32 chassis, '39 trans, '40 rear. He was trying to develop a driveshaft that people could purchase (some worked, some of them twisted like a pretzel). I appreciated his dedication to the hobby and his knowledge.
    RIP
     
  11. FritzTownFord
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,020

    FritzTownFord
    Member

    Loss of a great friend, world of knowledge, pain in the ass, kind and big hearted man.
    There ain't no "someday" fellas. These are the old ol' days.
     
  12. 100% Matt
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 2,455

    100% Matt
    Member

    Very sad to hear, we were fortunate enough to spend sometime with at Dicks shop and with his family before his passing. Godspeed Mr Spadero
     
  13. 37slantback
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 338

    37slantback
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    I just saw this. Damn this is sad. I enjoyed talking with him a few years back. What a great guy!
     
  14. ken1939
    Joined: Jul 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,546

    ken1939
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    from Pittsburgh

    Another good one gone.
     
  15. sawzall
    Joined: Jul 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,622

    sawzall
    Member

    I wish it were not true.. and I wish I had one more chance to talk to dick.
     
  16. gonzo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,575

    gonzo
    Member

    The details of Dick's calling hours are posted on his website; if anyone is local and inclined to go, I'm sure it would be touching for his family to see the appreciation that folks had for him. Rest in peace.

    http://www.dickspadaro.com/



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  17. sawbuck
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,776

    sawbuck
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    from 06492 ct

    wow, he will be missed... RIP...
     
  18. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 2,256

    rd martin
    Member
    from indiana

    sad to hear! im sure hes helping somebody with an old ford problem as we speak! rest in peace dick
     
  19. ace5043
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
    Posts: 126

    ace5043
    Member
    from Florida

    Great wealth of knowledge and always took the time to walk you through your project, even if he didn't have what you were looking for. RIP
     
  20. HRBOB34
    Joined: Oct 1, 2009
    Posts: 326

    HRBOB34
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    Found this on the net Dick Spadaro
    1948-2015

    Dick has passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, May 9th at the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home in Guilderland, NY from 10:00am - 12:30pm. A service will follow at 12:30pm. A more complete obituary will be on the funeral home's website this week.

    www.demarcostonefuneralhome.com
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2015
  21. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 7,949

    brady1929
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    from Mesa, Az

    RIP. Condolences
     
  22. Fedcospeed
    Joined: Aug 17, 2008
    Posts: 2,011

    Fedcospeed
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    When I was helping a small family owned sprint car team with the ESS,I first crossed paths with Dick Spadaro.He was another self supported team and if i remember correctly,came alone or with maybe one crew guy. He always ran hard and clean and in this group,making the feature was a big deal.Dick made alot of those.He was always there to lend a hand and never spoke crap about anyone or team.He knew what the car needed to get around the track . I also got to have dinner with him at a fund raising event for the Latimore Racing Museum,sat at the same table. What a thrill to listen to so much knowledge.I always considered him to be the 32 Ford King. Sad not to see his setup at Hershey. We have lost another one!!
     
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  23. Larry Pearsall
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,462

    Larry Pearsall
    Member

    I had the pleasure to talk to him and sell him things for many years. All-ways a stop at my swap spot in Pa. , Ny. Conn., Mich . or wherever I was set up. He Will be missed.
     

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