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We lost another good guy. TSgtRet

Postby ShotgunDave » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:26 pm

Hey guys. I hate doing these posts but we lost another good man this week.

Dave Tefft (Tsgtret) has lost his battle with cancer. I don't know all the particulars, I will leave that to the people that know. All I know is Dave will be sorely missed.

He and I spent a lot of time talking on the phone about slot cars and life in general. I will miss those conversations.

Goodspeed Tsgt. You will be missed around here.
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Postby chappyman66 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:28 pm

Godspeed to a good man.
God's blessing of comfort and love to his family.
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Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:44 pm

Thank you for posting Dave.

Yes, he will truly be missed. Many an hour was spent talking with him and I feel privileged because of it.
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Postby munter » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:56 pm

Even across the Pacific Ocean I felt his good character....he was a great guy.

Prayers and sympathy to his family.
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Postby BARC 1 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:17 pm

Always encouraging and a great ambassador for our hobby, he will be missed

God bless his family and give them strength.
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Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:11 pm

Bye, Sarge. This one hits me hard.
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Postby glasshorsevh » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:27 pm

Very very sad news. Nothing else really to say. He will be badly missed and I guess this means I will again start adding black armbands to my proxy drivers in 2018...
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Postby Z-carfan » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:59 pm

Oh no... This is very sad news indeed. He will be missed. I shared many an email with Ohio Memories, good stuff that will stay in my inbox forever.
This on the anniversary of my brother passing too. Safe travels TsgtRet.
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Postby scatman » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:48 pm

You will not be forgotten, I salute you. Heaven needs a few Airmen. Aim High
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Postby Dangermouse » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:51 pm

Sad news - he always had positive things to say about slot cars :)

One of our local racers - John "Twin Cam" - lost his battle with cancer recently - like Dave he had a passion for his slot cars

Both shall be missed
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Postby Half Fast Slotter » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:58 pm

A sad at. Thanks Harry for posting a pi of his Peel Field on the Portal.
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Postby ccobra » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:26 pm

I also had some great email conversations with Tsgt. Dave. He will be truly missed. Now he'll be able to go for a ride in the F4 upstairs and the rest of the time he'll be working on Peel field and running the slots.
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Postby FootScoot » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:39 pm

I don't like having to see posts like this. It's always sad to see someone pass on. A good friend of mine said we all get a turn you just don't when.
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Postby Aloha » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:40 pm

I am sorry to hear of the passing of a fellow hobbyist.
I know I do not know most of you but feel that maybe I should share my personal story here. I was diagnosed with Stage 4B cancer at the base of my tongue. I have never smoked in my life. It was a tumor that was brought on by a strain of the HPV Virus which is the fastest growing form of cancer for men over the age of 45. I went through 35 treatments of radiation and 3 intense chemo procedures with cisplatin (nasty stuff). Neither were something I would want anyone to have to experience and lost over 50 lbs. in the process.
May I please ask each one of you if something does not seem right please get it checked out. The virus I had we all carry with us and here is what I want to share they have vaccines for both girls and boys roughly between the ages of 12-21 that can be administered that will help prevent cervical cancer in women and the form of cancer that I had in my throat in men. So please if you have brothers/sisters, sons/daughters, grandchildren please make sure they get this vaccine. Cancer is never a good thing but we must face it and work with the resources that are available.
I am lucky and blessed to be here. I state this in respect to Tsgt and his family please never give up in yourself or the support of others. Aloha Dale
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Postby dge467 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:42 am

My condolences to his family. He is missed!
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