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Old 01-18-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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Name of WAF collector, membership level and known as on the WAF: Dave Kane, Lifetime Member and he was known as Dave Kane on the forum. He had been a member of the WAF since 10 April 2002. He passed away 15 January 2012..

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Known background of collector: Enjoyed collecting Knight's Crosses / Ofc. visor caps

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Old 01-18-2012, 10:00 AM   #2
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RIP Dave.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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I'm stunned, Dave was a real nice guy. I met him at the Pomona shows and he was allways in a good mood. He would let you handle his RK's, even for a novice like me. He had a great sense of humor, joking one time if I really had a son named Vincent. Once he met Vince he treated him to a lot of free goodies. I believe his wife name is Cindy, I hope she is well and God Bless.
RIP Dave, you will be missed.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:02 PM   #4
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:17 PM   #5
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I've just heard the terrible news..

Dave helped me so much when I first started collecting and he took me under his wing which I will always remember and appreciate.

Never got to meet him in person although he often said I could come and visit anytime I liked. He was a great guy and I'm truly shocked and sad he's gone.

Boat drinks " Daddy" Kane, really going to miss you.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:01 PM   #6
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Dave was my first mentor in this hobby, and a real gentleman who was willing to share his expertise with a complete and total novice at the time. I visited his home when I was in California several years ago and he really put on the dog for me and wouldn't let me pay for a thing. Rest in Peace, Dave - you will be missed.

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Old 01-18-2012, 09:22 PM   #7
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"Big Daddy" had his own way of saying things, and once he said it, he stuck with it, but in the end he was right 98% of the time. I think he and I only disagreed strongly once, but it was civil.

I had only email contacts with him in the years before he sold off his collection, but he did have some interesting insights that I had never considered before.

Way too young--RIP, Big Daddy!
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:39 PM   #8
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He will be missed. Always a great guy to talk with in person. RIP Dave.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:28 PM   #9
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Gonna miss you Dave. We only communicated through emails but you were always there when ever I had a question. I really appreciate all you have done for me and many others on this forum. Looking forward to meeting you on the other side, RIP buddy

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Old 01-19-2012, 06:14 PM   #10
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"Big Daddy" had his own way of saying things, and once he said it, he stuck with it, but in the end he was right 98% of the time. I think he and I only disagreed strongly once, but it was civil.

I had only email contacts with him in the years before he sold off his collection, but he did have some interesting insights that I had never considered before.

Way too young--RIP, Big Daddy!
I can't second this sentiment enough....He was EXTREMELY kind to me, when I first started, here, and I'll never forget him.....

Thank you, Dave....
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:59 PM   #11
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Only the good die young. What a shock. I haven't talked to Dave in a while, but we had many great discussions on panzer caps, crushers, etc. He had the best knowledge of RK's of anyone I've met to date. I will miss him.
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:55 PM   #12
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This is terrible, shocking news and I have tears in my eyes as I write this.
Dave was a very good friend of mine, and truly one of the good guys.

Sadly, we'd lost touch after he left WAF and only spoke occasionally after that.
I think our interests grew apart somewhat...he pretty much divested of militaria and developed a passion for boating.

Just the other day I was kicking myself for not having spoken to him at Christmas...and now this.

For those of you that don't know, Dave was an ex-policeman who built his own private investigation firm in Los Angeles.
I will truly miss "Private Dick".

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To Dietrich Maerz and George Stimson....please know that Dave always spoke very highly of you.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:29 PM   #14
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Roy,

Thank you very much for posting these photos.

Regards,
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:09 PM   #15
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To Dietrich Maerz and George Stimson....please know that Dave always spoke very highly of you.
That picture brings back memories - the "Wall of Visors". The only time I ever truly handled an original RK was in that same room - and I had three cased ones in my hand at the same time. I know Dave rubbed some people the wrong way, but all I can say is that you had to know the man. I am a better person for it, and the world is worse off without him.

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