[DML] Re: JZD viewing in Detroit
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Marvin,
Thank you for sharing with us your experience on this.  I'm saddend 
that I was unable to attend the funeral, but my thoughts and prayers 
were with the Delorean family none the less.  I'm truely going to 
miss John.  My father and I both agree that John was like nobody 
else.  He will be greatly missed by our family.

Erik Geerdink
04512

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Marvin" <marv@xxxx> wrote:
> 
> The weather was the worst I have experienced driving a DeLorean. 
Black ice, slush, falling snow, snow covered patches on the roads, 
lousy winter tires, and Detroit drivers all contributed to a nasty 
trip. The return trip was worse!
> 
> Regardless, I drove to the funeral home.  Although neither his 
close friend, or family member, I was compelled to answer the call 
required, paying my respect to Mr. DeLorean. I picked up a fellow D 
owner, Mike Sturba, in Windsor, to complete my journey..
> 
> The DeLorean community was well represented by a cross section of 
owners from all over the USA and Canada, and perhaps elsewhere. For 
fear of overlooking someone, they shall go unnamed. However, seen 
were: a few major suppliers, a show organizer with his bride, an 
owner of a 4 x 4 DeLorean, many familiar names from the DMCNEWS@xxxx, 
and I will mention - Tamir, who did a remarkable job with an ongoing 
film of Mr. DeLorean, as well as some poster sized photos.
> 
> Mr. DeLorean was in an open, dark wooden casket. He looked 20 years 
younger than 80. Wearing an open neck, blue jean shirt, leather 
jacket, sunglasses gently laid on his chest, a GTO lapel pin on his 
pillow. He appeared to be one unique individual, even in death. A 
legend, a hero, an entrepreneur was finally at peace. Respect was the 
operative word. His widow, brother, nephew and other family members 
met the public after 2 PM. A lineup of snow covered DeLoreans in 
front of the funeral home paid final respect to THE MAN.
> 
> I had a chance to meet and speak with his brother, and nephew,. 
both involved with a G.M. dealership.
> 
> A sad, yet heart warming final ending to a man who gave us a piece 
of his dream. He was, perhaps, the most interesting person, other 
than my Dad, that I have had the chance to be associated with.
> 
> Marv. Stein
> #17707
> marv@xxxx 
> 
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