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    Dan Sallia Died This Morning

    Our brother, Dan Sallia, finally lost his battle with cancer this morning.
    Known on the Forum and Racing Studebakers as SilverHawkDan.
    Brother Bill and his wife Jackie and I drove down to see him earlier this week in Santa Maria. He was in hospice care at home with his wife, Kathy and his daughters Daniele, Heather and Jennifer by his side. He was only able to hear us and responded with movements of his eyebrows, lips and occasionally opening his eyes. He knew were with him.
    He was a fighter right to the end. For all of you who knew him you are welcome to send messages to his family via my Forum page. I will see that they get forwarded.
    His many Studebaker projects are being turned over to capable hands and will be finished. We will miss him terribly. He was a great brother, husband, father, and grandfather. His passing is just 3 months after the passing of our father, Charles Sallia, in November.
    Rest in Peace, Dan.
    Dan with the Bucket List Dream at Bonneville, 2010.
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    From Dan's Memorial Service: DanSalia1080p.m4v
    Last edited by Commander Eddie; 03-13-2019 at 11:28 AM. Reason: Memorial Link added
    Ed Sallia
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    RIP...
    That was a long battle...

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    Very sorry to know that he is gone. Wishing the family well.

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    All our best, Ed. So sorry to hear of this. BP
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    OMG!...My condolences. I am honored to count him as a friend.

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    Sorry for your loss.
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    I'm going to miss you big brother.
    RIP

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    Sorry to hear of this! He will be missed.

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    My condolences, he was quite an adventurous guy
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    Sad news. I admire his determination.

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    I was continually amazed at how he could be so ill and still do all the things he kept doing. Our sympathy and prayers go out to you and the family. Really tough losing two in such a short time.

    Ted & Mary Ann

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    I added a link to the slide presentation shown at Dan's Memorial Service for those who would like to see it. It is at the bottom of the original post.
    Ed Sallia
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    Nice video remembrance.

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    Thank you for posting, Ed. After having spent some quality time with you guys at the IM in Tacoma, It meant a lot to me and Sonja.
    Best regards to all.
    Bill & Sonja

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    I met Dan a few years ago at La Palma. He seemed to me one of our beloved & "typical" Studebaker admirers that when you left his presence it felt like he was an old friend. I too will miss him.
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    I finally met Dan (after much correspondence) when he brought his Hawk to our Classic Studebaker Car Show last year. It was cool to see his Hawk in person after all the posts in various places. He was a really nice guy; I enjoyed talking with him. By the way, he won the long distance award for driving the Hawk further than anyone else to get to our show. RIP Dan.
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