Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Dave Fay, 1940-2007

In course of looking for details on the Captain Chris Clark extension I got the sad news about the passing of Washington Times Caps beat writer, Dave Fay, from Tarik's blog.

As somebody who has lost two grandmothers and a great friend from College to cancer you don't have to tell me about the disease.

While I didn't always agree with his assessment of the Caps or their needs, he was a respected media voice. The best evidence of this is his impending induction to the Hockey Hall of Fame as a writer, becoming the first such writer from the Washington, D.C. market to earn the honor.

Sadly however, Dave will not be able to see it for himself but one cannot deny that it is a fitting way for his career to be capped off.

In repeating information from Tarik's blog:

The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions can be made in Dave's name to Hockey Fights Cancer, P.O. Box 5037, New York, NY 10185-5037, or Hockey's All-Star Kids Foundation, National Hockey League, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Canadian friends can send Memorial contributions to Hockey Fights Cancer, P.O. Box 1282, Station B, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3K9.

UPDATE: Viewing and funeral arrangements can be found and online condolences may be expressed to Dave’s family at Stauffer Funeral Homes.

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