It’s hard to believe that you’re gone, Dan. From Cenmass to Burke, Board Meeting to Giants Head, Soldiers to Ithaca, you constantly brought a spark, keen intellect and joyful enthusiasm everywhere. Your fighting spirit and entrepreneurship burned until your last breath with your artful @idoverego project and incisive, wrenching-yet-inspiring writing.
As a skate family, we are fortunate to have such great memories to cherish, and grateful that you kept us abreast of your brutal 2.5-year battle with cancer. I hope you’ve found peace and rest with an end to your suffering. Your impact, stories and style survive beyond today’s burial, which brought a long battle to a tearful end.
Dan said he was the “luckiest unlucky guy,” an always found beauty and humor in otherwise unfortunate circumstances; it seems fitting that my last DMs with Dan were this May when I helped him cancel his pesky recurring IDF payment, after he reached out to wish happy birthday from his hospital bed.
May your memory be a blessing. (at Vermont)