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    RIP Dan Gordon

    Not sure how many here knew him, but Dan Gordon passed away yesterday.
    Very sad news.

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    ......... Rest In Peace

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjarg View Post
    Not sure how many here knew him, but Dan Gordon passed away yesterday.
    Very sad news.
    I spoke to Dan in the hospital a couple of weeks ago. You may know that we were friends for over 25 years. How did you learn of this? I have his brother's (Ken) number at his law firm in NYC and can call him tomorrow, but I don't have his home phone.

    Any further information you can give me will be much appreciated.

    Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSchles View Post
    I spoke to Dan in the hospital a couple of weeks ago. You may know that we were friends for over 25 years. How did you learn of this? I have his brother's (Ken) number at his law firm in NYC and can call him tomorrow, but I don't have his home phone.

    Any further information you can give me will be much appreciated.

    Don
    Hi Don.
    Yes, I knew you were acquainted.
    I'm waiting for information on the memorial service from a friend of his (no date has been set yet).
    I can share that with you if I get it, but you'll probably have it first if you do talk to his brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjarg View Post
    Hi Don.
    Yes, I knew you were acquainted.
    I'm waiting for information on the memorial service from a friend of his (no date has been set yet).
    I can share that with you if I get it, but you'll probably have it first if you do talk to his brother.
    His brother contacted me by email. Will talk to him tomorrow.

    Don

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    Hi I just discovered this news. I do live in the NYC area and would be interested. I never met Dan but we talked on the phone many times. . Because of his work and ideas, he was a part of my life so I am more than
    saddened. If the service has not been held as yet, would appreciate knowing any information. Thanks much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadu101 View Post
    Hi I just discovered this news. I do live in the NYC area and would be interested. I never met Dan but we talked on the phone many times. . Because of his work and ideas, he was a part of my life so I am more than
    saddened. If the service has not been held as yet, would appreciate knowing any information. Thanks much.
    Sorry, but the service was already held.

    Don

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    It turns out that this is not the case. The date was changed, and the service will now be on May 13. Here is a message from Dan's brother, Ken:

    Sorry for the delay in confirming the location. We wanted to get a fair idea as to the number of people who would be attending, and thought it best to give everyone time to decide whether to make what (for some) will be a long trip. Based on the responses over the course of the last month, we now have a pretty clear notion of the size of the group coming to remember Dan.



    As I mentioned in earlier E-mails, the gathering will be on Saturday, May 13. We have reserved a room at Serafina restaurant (located on the upper west-side of Manhattan) so that there will be lunch for everyone. I hope you all like Italian food.

    The address is:

    Serafina
    2178 Broadway (NE corner of Broadway and West 77th Street)

    We will gather at 1:00 PM, which I hope allows travel time for those flying in on Saturday.

    Please confirm that you will be attending and let me know who if anyone will be accompanying you.

    My wife and I thought long and hard about the best location for the gathering. Following the deaths of my father, mother, and uncle, our family all met at Riverside Memorial Chapel for a Jewish service. Dan, however, never seemed to feel entirely comfortable at Riverside, and almost certainly would not have wanted any kind of religious ceremony, let alone have a Rabbi recite prayers or blessings. So we have decided to handle this occasion differently and will instead gather at Serafina restaurant in a private room in which all who wish to do so can share their memories of and thoughts about Dan. Since Dan never attended synagogue regularly after his Bar-Mitzvah in 1966, having some Rabbi who had never met Dan speak seems less appropriate than having Dan's friends and relatives delivery eulogies.

    This occasion will no doubt provide surprises for all of us, since Dan's life spanned many dimensions. But Dan was always full of surprises for us, so why should this gathering be any different!

    Please let me know if you have any food allergies of which we should be aware. You can find Serafina's menu online.

    Feel free to send me any photos or other materials you might want to have distributed at our gathering. I will be happy to make copies.

    Most important of all, thank you all so much for joining us as we remember and honor Dan.

    Best,

    Ken Gordon


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    Don't know this fellow, but googled Dan Gordon Blackjack, and came up with this link which I think is him.
    Looks interesting.
    https://www.amazon.ca/Memoirs-Sports.../dp/B003M68WEA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freightman View Post
    with this link which I think is him
    Yes, he also wrote Las Vegas Blackjack Diary under the pseudonym Stuart Perry.
    "I don't think outside the box; I think of what I can do with the box." - Henri Matisse

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