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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:08 AM

I got a call about five minutes ago from Dave's sister.
 
Sano Dave Fiedler passed today, about 9:50 AM.
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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:10 AM

This is terribly sad, though not unexpected, news.

The moment of silence we just held here at Sano 9 seems so inadequate to express our love and respect for one of the best racers and nicest, happiest people in the slot car hobby.

RIP, Sano Dave. We are going to miss you for a long, long time.
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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:13 AM

Sad to hear. My condolences to his family and friends.
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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:14 AM

Everyone just lost a great friend. Whether you knew him or not... SO SAD!
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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:15 AM

This has to be the saddest day I have ever experienced in slot racing and that goes back to the mid-'60s.
 
RIP, Sano Dave. We all can't thank you enough for all that brought to slot racing and life in general.
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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:22 AM

My wife and are are truly heartbroken.

Godspeed, Dave. You are missed.

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:28 AM

Godspeed, Sano Dave.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:42 AM

Godspeed, Dave; will always remember the happy times.

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:44 AM

Rest in Peace, Sano Dave.
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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:47 AM

So sad. He was the most kind person I ever met.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:55 AM

… RIP, Dave…


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:04 AM

Very sad day. RIP, Sano Dave.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:05 AM

RIP, Dave.



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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:21 AM

Cya 'round, Dave; save a spot for me at the driver's panel up there.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:22 AM

RIP, Dave.

 

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:24 AM

RIP, Dave - the few moments I spent talking with you made a lasting impact. I thank you.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:27 AM

Too much sad news lately.

 

RIP, Dave.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:29 AM

Spoke with Dave's mother earlier this week and she said they will be planning a memorial service. Hard to believe he was racing with us just a few weeks ago.

 

Farewell, Dave.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:34 AM

Sorry to hear about this. Must be a very somber mood for the Sano. 

 

RIP, Dave.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:47 AM

John, you are correct. It's been a downer for everyone.

 

I was glad I called Dave a few weeks back just to chat. As always, he sounded upbeat and positive, which was and will always be an inspiration to me.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:48 AM

I'm under the impression my father, his sister, his cousin, and his mother were all by his side when he went, and I believe that's exactly how he wanted it to be.

I also want to thank everyone here again as you've all offered him plenty of support over the years, and your enduring friendships are what helped him fight for so long.

 

I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say things simply won't be as great without him. He was, without a doubt, the coolest mother-effing dude there ever was.

I love you, Dave.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:51 AM

Everyone just lost a great friend. Whether you knew him or not... SO SAD!


Sums it up.

 

RIP, Sano Dave.



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Posted 02 October 2015 - 12:23 PM

And incredibly sad day for anyone who had the extreme pleasure of knowing and being around Sano Dave.

 

Rest in peace, Dave.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 12:33 PM

Until we meet again, please rest in peace, Sano Dave.



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Posted 02 October 2015 - 12:33 PM

RIP. We have only ever heard good things about you. You must have really been one of the good ones. 


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