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Marge_Innavera

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Our friend Dal (Steve)
« on: August 26, 2011, 11:09:22 am »
Dal, a longtime member of both BetterMost and DC, has passed on, from pancreatic cancer. 

Donations may be sent to:

Stephen Ross Gaspar MD Memorial Resident Educational and Research Fund
Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehab, Temple University School of Medicine
3400 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia PA 19140

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Re: Our friend Dal (Steve)
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011, 12:34:57 pm »
Sad news.  :(

With that association to Temple University School of Medicine, was he a Philadelphia area resident? Nothing in this morning's Inquirer. I should try to search on line.
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Re: Our friend Dal (Steve)
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011, 12:42:09 pm »
May he be at peace.

I was just reviewing his posts here and they are very insightful. Here's one he wrote in the Religious Imagery thread:

"Joe Aguirre, wavy hair the color of cigarette ash and parted down the middle," etc.  Ashes parted down the middle is what will eventually become of poor Jack."

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Re: Our friend Dal (Steve)
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 10:15:31 am »
This is sad news. :(
My condolences to all who were friends with him.


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Re: Our friend Dal (Steve)
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 10:16:35 am »
Sad news.  :(

With that association to Temple University School of Medicine, was he a Philadelphia area resident? Nothing in this morning's Inquirer. I should try to search on line.


Yes, I read on FB that he was from Philadelphia.

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Re: Our friend Dal (Steve)
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2011, 04:05:15 pm »
According to a good friend of Steve's over at DC, he was an M.D. and worked in Philadelphia until his diagnosis.  He was from Dallas, and moved there to be near his mother.  "Dal" was the symbol for Dallas' Love Field Airport.  

His sister said the memorial service might be in October; I intend to keep checking.

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Re: Our friend Dal (Steve)
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2011, 07:08:03 pm »

I didn't have many interactions with Steve on DCF, he posted in the more serious sections of the fourm, while I tend to be in the "lighter" areas of the forum.

I am grateful that I had the opportunity to meet him at three NYC Brokie gathering where we had time to talk face-to-face.

Steve was a very insightful and witty person, and I'm very glad that I had the opportunity to meet him at these gatherings.   I am sure you are at peace now, and I send thoughts of love and strength to your family.




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Re: Our friend Dal (Steve)
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2011, 07:09:51 pm »

October 5th, 2007 - NYC.




Dal (Steve), PTannen (Pete),  RnMina (Mina)




Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
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Re: Our friend Dal (Steve)
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2011, 07:11:34 pm »




Group Shot

PTannen (Pete), CellarDweller (Chuck), MaineGirl (Sue), DejaVu (Debbie), SmellyKellyJay (Kelly), RnMina (Mina)
(seated)  Dal (Steve), JCinNYC2006 (Juan)


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Our friend Dal (Steve)
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2011, 07:12:59 pm »
October 6th, 2007 - NYC.





(L to R)  Meryl, Teresa, DejaVu (Debbie), CellarDweller (Chuck), MaineGirl (Sue), Dal (Steve), JMMGalagher (John).

The above pic was taken at a NYC book festival where Annie Proulx was doing a book signing.  Steve joined us for the event, and we all got our copies of "Brokeback" signed by Annie.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
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Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Our friend Dal (Steve)
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2011, 11:57:12 am »
I didn't know of Dal but may he RIP.
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Re: Our friend Dal (Steve)
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2011, 12:11:29 pm »
His screen name, DAL, comes from the abbreviation for the old airport that preceeded the Dallas/Fort Worth airport.
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