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#1 Glenn Gordon

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 11:33 PM

For those of you who knew Gary Mayeda I am sad to say he passed away in his sleep sometime last night. His friend Tina posted on his Facebook account this evening.  She will let us know when services for Gary will be held.

I know he was not able to be active in the slot car scene for some time now but he loved racing and helping out racers at our local track back in the mid 1980s. He will be missed.

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#2 MSwiss

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 11:40 PM

How crazy and sad.

The number of deaths in slot racing lately has truly been alarming.

Gary was a real nice guy. He was the slot car internet before the internet.

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#3 Cheater

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 07:23 AM

Yes, Swiss, it is depressing how many slot racers we've lost recently.

Gary was one of the first members at Slotblog, joining in Feb 2006, and last posted here in September 2015.

RIP, Gary...

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#4 Gil Gundersen

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 07:27 AM

This is sad news. Gary was a good friend and I will miss him. Raced with him in the '80s and stayed close all these years. I know he had health issues for many years. He helped Tore Anderson, myself, and many others. Very sad.

#5 Guy Spaulding

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 07:43 AM

Gary Last poked me on Facebook on Apr 17. I think we were up to 934 pokes between us. Will miss getting poked at 2 AM, along with the conversations we had.
 
RIP, Gary. :cray:  :heart:

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#6 Marty N

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:14 AM

I did not know him but his passing is sad all the same. Slots is a close community. If it saddens those you know and care about, it saddens us all.

 

I agree with Mr. Swiss. Crazy how many we've lost lately.  


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Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:16 AM

Gary is the eighth notable death in our slot car "community" this year... and it hasn't even been four full months yet... not good.


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Posted 22 April 2016 - 10:23 AM

I had the pleasure to race with Gary several times in the '80s. He was very helpful and courteous.

Sad to see this notice; way too many of these lately.
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Posted 22 April 2016 - 11:12 AM

More terrible news! Gary was a great guy, enjoyed racing with him always.

 

Death in inevitable for us all but this current trend is a sobering reminder that we must take better care of ourselves as we age.


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#10 Dennis David

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 03:26 PM

Slot cars along with ham radio and have this in common. We have our eternal podium and amateur radio has their silent key. Stamp collecting and model railroading also lose members to old age more than other hobbies it seems.

There may soon be a time when the eternal podium will be our most active forum. :-(

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