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  1. #1
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    Don Perko Has passed away

    With heavy heart I pass on the news that another Wing racer has passed away., My Friend Don Perko passed away on Jan. 1st . Arrangments are being handled by Two Rivers Funeral Service Denver, CO.
    Clyde-0-Mite

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    OMG, now that is a shock! Had he been ill?

    RIP.
    Dennis Samson

    Scratchbuilding is life
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  3. #3
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    How awful.

    Don and I were always friendly competitors who had a lot of laughs away from the control panel.

    May he rest in peace.
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    OMG...

    I'm absolutely speechless right now... but I will try...
    I just read that long time slot car racer and good friend Don Perko has passed away.

    Don Perko was a good friend to myself personally as well as so many fellow racers in this hobby,
    and was always a positive presence whenever he showed up.

    Even after Don had not raced actively for years, he continued to show up at races,
    just to hang out with old friends and help out whenever he could,
    even without being asked.

    I'll have to find some pictures to post here...

    What a sad loss for all of us who knew him.

    - Paul K @ OWH



    "Hey Joel, we're putting the band back together again"
    Andy Wasserman, Don Dg Perko, Fred Hood, Paul Kassens, & Lee Gilbert
    - at the 2003 American Flat Track Worlds (aka "The Flats") at South Hill Slots in Puyallup, WA.
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    Paul Kassens
    OWH Slot Car Talk "Mom"
    The Old Weird Herald
    email: paulk@oldweirdherald.com

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  5. #5
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    Don Perko

    Fond memories of Don.

    Back in the early days Chris Benton and I were under the slot car tuteladge of Don. Don treated us like his brothers, It just seemed like we had known him forever. Don, I wish I could have seen and talked to you one more time my friend. You will be missed by me and everybody you touched.

    Your Friend, Ron Herrera
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Don Perko with Larry Blanton, at the 2004 Nats in Tulsa. Photo sent to me by Joe Hughes of Denver CO.

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    Paul Kassens
    OWH Slot Car Talk "Mom"
    The Old Weird Herald
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