As per Dan's widow, Ginger, and if the spirit moves you...
Sadly, Read on...
You better sit down.
It is with the deepest sadness and sorrow that I report this most devastating news which I just learned. Our dear brother and long-time Club member, Dan Silverstone, has passed. I am in complete shock right now and can’t begin to tell you how heartbroken I am. I can’t even process this. Oh, my dear God!
About two weeks ago, on July 5th, Dan contacted me to tell me that after all he has been through with his back operation, he was experiencing pain in his stomach and had to go back to the hospital where they found a tumor in his stomach. He was to have a biopsy the following day. I emailed him a few days ago to follow up with him and had not heard anything until this devastating email arrived moments ago. It is from Dan’s wife, Ginger:
Dan passed yesterday at 3:05 p.m. He had cancer in his lung and pancreas and was not able to make it. Please let his closest friends know what has happened.
I am sorry for the news. We are planning his funeral and still not certain on the day.
I will need your help later on as time goes on.
Dan really loved you.
His wife, Ginger
I don’t know what say. Obviously, on behalf of the entire Club, we extend our deepest condolences to Ginger and their family. This one hits so hard. I felt very close to Dan and have known him for so long, one of my first friends in the Club.
When I receive information regarding his viewing and funeral arrangements I will let you know.
Please join me in raising bowls in memory and honor of our dear friend and brother Dan, if you did not have the pleasure of meeting him, I can tell you that he was one of the nicest, kindest and gentlest souls I have ever had the privilege of knowing. We will all miss him. On behalf of the entire NY Pipe Club, I extend our deepest condolences to Dan's wife and family at this time of sorrow.
I don’t know what say… Live and Love, my friends, life is too short…