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Old 06-30-2019, 11:32 PM
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Dennis,
I remember meeting and visiting with your dad in OSH 05í or 06í, I really enjoyed his willingness to share information and his excitement for flying. Your dad was defenitely having a Great time!

Iím sorry your family had to have the Alzheimerís experience, Iíve also had to experience this unfortunate disease with both of my Grandfathers.

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Old 07-01-2019, 06:14 AM
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Sorry for your loss!! Prayers for you and your family.

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Old 07-01-2019, 09:00 AM
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I am very sorry to hear about you dad. Sounds like a true aviation nut (like most of us) and someone who left a lasting mark that will not be forgotten.
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:10 PM
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Dick was a great guy and always fun and interesting to talk to.
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:22 PM
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Very sorry to hear about this. I recall Dick from the 2002 and on time frame, and we crossed paths frequently. One could expect to see him at every fly-in in the general northern midwest area. He always had that big straw hat on! His plane had "The Fast One" on it, well deserved with all the speed mods he had.
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Old 07-02-2019, 07:58 PM
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Sorry to hear Dennis. I remember drooling over his -8 at OSH. As I recall, didnít he replace the empennage fiberglass tips with formed aluminum? .
Jeff, correct. Dick was one of those master wizard sheet metal guys you see at EAA forums or on video tapes. He could take a sheet of aluminum, pound on it in some seemingly random fashion for about 45 minutes, and magically turn out a fully formed fairing. No plans, no drawings, just TLAR and it was. I learned a ton from him over the years, but I never quite got the sheet metal forming. ( That and the Scintilla mags on the Warner 165 on our Meyers OTW. Those things are giving me fits!)

The obit and funeral details are here for anyone interested. https://prokowall.com/obituaries/201...rd-Dick-Martin

Thank you to everyone for kind words and memories. Again, I cannot stress enough how much he enjoyed meeting and talking to people about airplanes, and especially RV's. You guys really made his day.

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Old 07-08-2019, 09:54 PM
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Dennis,
I met your dad as others at Oshkosh on a hot evening when few others were around and listened as he showed me all his mods...he invited me to some Wisconsin fly ins I never made...wish I had....
He was a special person...always willing to share.
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:32 AM
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I remember him from Sun N Fun. I was building, and he answered may, many questions I had.

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Old 07-09-2019, 10:45 AM
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Dennis, I'm very sorry to hear about your dad. I think his RV-8 was the first RV I had ever seen up close. I learned to fly in Rio Creek and it was always a treat to see his beautiful polished airplane at the local fly-ins and see the speed mods he was working on. Godspeed!
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