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  • Doctor Robert Cade Passes

    Doctor Robert Cade has passed away at age 80.
    Longtime Studebaker enthusiast will be greatly missed.

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  • #2
    A true gentleman!!


    • #3
      My family's deepest sympathy to Steven and the Cade family. I am very sorry to hear that a true gentleman, good friend and a real believer in Studebaker has left us, he WILL be missed.

      Rich, Mike, and Dave Gahlbeck

      Studebakers Northwest
      Ferndale, WA
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner


      • #4
        So sorry to hear that. Rich men who are also humble are rare, and he was one of those rarities. RIP, Dr. Cade. [V] BP
        We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

        Ayn Rand:
        "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

        G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.


        • #5
          A man who really touched so many lives! May he rest in peace. . .

          Rick Courtier
          Rick Courtier

          1956 Sky Hawk
          1905 Farm Wagon


          • #6
            Sad news! He was just at the Florida State Meet in October.

            1954 Commander
            1958 Golden Hawk
            1963 Daytona Convertible
            1963 R2 Daytona
            1963 R2 GT Hawk
            1963 R1 Wagonaire
            1963 R4 Avanti
            1964 Champ
            1966 Cruiser


            • #7
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              • #8
                My thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Cade's family. He will be missed.

                Joe Roberts
                '61 R1 Champ
                '65 Cruiser
                Editor of "The Down Easterner"
                Eastern North Carolina Chapter
                Joe Roberts
                '61 R1 Champ
                '65 Cruiser
                Eastern North Carolina Chapter


                • #9
                  I feel fortunate that I had the opportunity to meet him at one time. He will indeed be missed. My condolences to his family.

                  Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
                  Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands


                  • #10
                    Not only did he touch many people in his pursuit of Gatorade (inventor/producer) but also in his pursuit of the Studebaker hobby which showed in his extensive collection! Stephen & the Cade family - we also will miss him & feel your loss.


                    • #11
                      The passing of Doc Cade is a loss we will never overcome. I have known Doc, Miss Mary, Stephen, and the girls for 20 years. I will miss him greatly. Neil.

                      Neil Thornton
                      Hazlehurst, GA
                      '57 Silver Hawk
                      '56 Sky Hawk
                      '51 2R16 dump truck
                      Many others.

                      Neil Thornton


                      • #12
                        Heaven gains what we have lost. His spirit remains with all who knew him.
                        I offer my prayers for the comfort of the family.

                        Brad Johnson
                        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                        '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
                        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                        '33 Rockne 10,
                        '51 Commander Starlight,
                        '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
                        '56 Sky Hawk


                        • #13
                          I didn't hear of this until watching the evening news (I've been away from this desk most of the day). Wish I could've met the guy, but I think I probably have - many times over, in fact. From what I've heard of him (Like Bob Palma's comments above), he was your typical stalwart Studebaker enthusiast.[^] The only thing that set him apart from the pack was what his ingenuity had afforded him and thus empowered him to do what most of us would do if we had the means! Kind of a "folk hero" of Studedom.

                          Hats off to you, Mr. Cade![^]

                          Miscreant adrift in
                          the BerStuda Triangle

                          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                          1960 Larkvertible V8
                          1958 Provincial wagon
                          1953 Commander coupe

                          No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.


                          • #14

                            Bob was a true gentleman, and helped me out a lot when I was living in Toronto. Bob showed all who met him, what true human kindness, was all about.

                            He was also a fantabulous Studebaker man with ol Blue taking pride in his collection of Studebakers

                            Our hearts go out to Mary and teh family at thir tough time.


                            Greg Diffen
                            Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

                            1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
                            1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
                            1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
                            1939 Commander Sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards
                            1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
                            1961 Hawk
                            1963 Daytona Hardtop
                            1988 Avanti Convertible
                            Greg Diffen

                            Editor Studebaker Owners Club UK magazine

                            Australian Stude guy living in Warwick, United Kingdom

                            1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 delivered new in the Netherlands
                            1937 Dictator sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards RHC
                            1937 Packard Super 8 Limousine UK delivered RHC
                            1939 Packard Super 8 Seven Passenger sedan monster UK delivered RHC
                            1939 Commander Cabriolet by Lagenthal of Switzerland
                            1963 Lark Daytona Hardtop
                            1988 Avanti Convertible


                            • #15
                              For my last class of the day at school, I have to drive to the local tech college. I was about half way there, in my Studebaker, when my Mom called to tell me the news. What a coincidence, I find this out, when driving a Studebaker...

                              Doc was an amazing fella, who didn't mind showing you his Studebaker collection, and showing how a true gentlemen acted. Dr. Cade will be missed, but his legacy will live on in many, many others. I know he touched more than a few lives, mine included.

                              One of the very few Studebakers he ever sold, was a '56 Sky Hawk. He sold it to my grandad some 15 years ago. The title is still in Doc's name.

                              Rest in Peace, Doc. I'm drivin' my Stude for you. [^]

                              Matthew Burnette
                              '59 Scotsman
                              '63 Daytona
                              Hazlehurst, GA

                              Hey, It's a Drivers' Club!