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Mickey Richaud
04-23-2018, 12:10 PM
Just got word that Dick LeClair ("Tinkerman" here) died. No details as of now.

Most of you know Dick through his many posts over the years as he worked on his TR3 restoration. Sadly, I don't believe he completed it.

TR3driver
04-23-2018, 12:18 PM
That's a shame. About Dick I mean, not the car.

Thanks for letting us know, Mickey.

Popeye
04-23-2018, 12:21 PM
Thanks for the news. Wow. Man. Been a bad weekend, for various reasons. Peace to all.

NutmegCT
04-23-2018, 12:37 PM
Rest in peace, sir.

53274

M_Pied_Lourd
04-23-2018, 12:38 PM
Wow, that is very sad news.

Tush

LarryK
04-23-2018, 01:30 PM
Another valuable member. Rest in Peace.

CJD
04-23-2018, 02:29 PM
Bummer. Dick was a true Gentleman.

martx-5
04-23-2018, 02:40 PM
Sad to hear. He will be missed.

JohnnyMead
04-23-2018, 05:43 PM
Very sad news. His enthusiasm and sense of humor were special and will be missed.

Marvin Gruber
04-23-2018, 06:26 PM
Very sad to hear, I enjoyed talking with him.
Marv

Geo Hahn
04-23-2018, 07:21 PM
Sad indeed & a reminder to make the most of each day.

Brinkerhoff
04-23-2018, 08:33 PM
RIP Tinkerman , I hope you're in a better place.

Gliderman8
04-23-2018, 08:42 PM
Sad news.... Condolences to his family and friends.

tinman58
04-23-2018, 09:05 PM
Wow terrible news. Sad to hear that. Dick and I conversed many a email. My Wife and I were heading his way this fall and wanted to stop in to meet him in person.... He will be missed.

TR4nut
04-23-2018, 09:41 PM
Very sad. Dick stopped by my place a few years ago and left with some extra 3A seat cushions I had. So sorry to hear of his passing I was rooting for him to have that first drive

TexasKnucklehead
04-23-2018, 11:13 PM
Bummer, I was also cheering for him, and will continue.
I think Randy and I had lunch with him when he was passing thru. -It should remind all of us that we are only passing thru.

DavidApp
04-23-2018, 11:44 PM
Sad News. RIP Tinkerman.

A reminder to live every day to the fullest.

David

mgedit
04-24-2018, 07:13 AM
Very sad indeed. Mike

KVH
04-25-2018, 03:59 AM
Same feelings here. Sad. We're all friends. Not good losing folks as we get up there, too. Better place Tinkerman.

Mickey Richaud
04-25-2018, 06:25 AM
Update from the Plateau British Car Club, of which Dick was a founding member: For those who don’t know, after 20 years he was finally almost finished with the restoration of his TR-3 and had been having trouble fitting the pieces together. His wife said that he had just fastened the bonnet down and was extremely happy about that. He drove to the store for some soda and upon returning, drove his car in the garage, turned it off, placed the keys on the dashboard, and died. Apparently he did not suffer any long term pain or discomfort.

At his request, there will be no formal service. I will be sure his wife knows we're thinking about them.

Kleykamp
04-25-2018, 08:24 AM
Sorry to hear about Dick. Truly a fine person. Met him a few years ago in person and enjoyed our visit. Sorry he didn't get to enjoy the fruits of his labor, but know he enjoyed every day of watching the progress. RIP Dick. And Condolences to his lovely wife.

glemon
04-25-2018, 09:11 AM
Wow, I am not in any hurry to go, but getting to the age where a good drive in the TR seems as fine as way as any to cap it all off. RIP Tinkerman.

sp53
04-25-2018, 09:58 AM
I always figured he was a lot younger by his post and enthusiasm RIP

PeterK
04-25-2018, 05:15 PM
I searched and read his posts remembering what a nice guy he was.