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    Dave Kane

    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..

    WAF user account background:
    http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...ber.php?u=1191

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

    Collecting interests:

    Articles, books published or other achievements:

    Comments from fellow WAF forum membership (sampling from thread):
    http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=568207
    Somebody, after all, had to make a start. What we wrote and said is also believed by many others. They just don't dare express themselves as we did. Quote - Sophie Scholl - White Rose resistance group

    #2
    RIP Dave.

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      #3
      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.
      Frank

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        #4
        hi

        RIP Dave

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          #5
          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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            #6
            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.

            Don
            "Der Führer vasn't a mousy little momma's boy - Der Führer vas Butch!" - Will Ferrell in The Producers

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              #7
              "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!
              NEC SOLI CEDIT

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                #8
                He will be missed. Always a great guy to talk with in person. RIP Dave.
                jeff
                Looking for a 30 '06 Chauchat magazine.

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                  #9
                  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

                  Matt

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by stonemint View Post
                    "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....
                    I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.....

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                      #11
                      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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                        #12
                        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".

                        Dave and Family
                        Attached Files

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                          #13
                          To Dietrich Maerz and George Stimson....please know that Dave always spoke very highly of you.
                          Attached Files
                          Last edited by RoyA; 01-20-2012, 07:37 PM.

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                            #14
                            Roy,

                            Thank you very much for posting these photos.

                            Regards,
                            AB.
                            In memory of my Uncle,
                            Schtz.Grenadier KARL HOFBAUER,
                            2 Kompanie, Inf-Bat, 550.
                            Killed in action, Krasnoje, Minsk, 7. Nov. 1942.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by RoyA View Post
                              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.

                              Don
                              "Der Führer vasn't a mousy little momma's boy - Der Führer vas Butch!" - Will Ferrell in The Producers

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