Dan in Lafayette and the WhoDat Nation suffered a great loss today... (1 Viewer)

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As anyone that has been a part of this community for an extended period of time already knows, Dan in Lafayette has been my right hand man for over 20 years here. To me, he is not only a good friend, but a treasure..

Dan lost his long time wife and soul mate (Melinda) today. She suffered a massive stroke last Tuesday and unfortunately succumbed and passed away early this morning in Lafayette.

Melinda was a kind soul and a huge Saints fan, and Dan and Melinda were inseparable. You would often spot them together at Saints games, Training camps, as well as the regular SR gatherings and functions that we used to have (which we need to start doing again) sporting their Obidan and Obiwife jerseys. Melinda will be sorely missed.

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My heart goes out to Dan for his loss. I just want to make sure that Dan knows that we are here for the old curmudgeon (who is actually a big teddy bear) during his time of grief and mourning.

Dan has been undergoing testing for a mysterious, as yet to be identified illness himself of late, and I am concerned about him.

I know that Dan has a lot of friends here, and he will be reading this thread when time allows.

Dan! If you need anything at all, do not hesitate to ask.

-Andrus
 

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Dan, we are all so sorry. I’ve never met you in person, and someone is cutting onions on your behalf. You have meant so much to me and this entire community of wonderful people that make up the greatest fan site on the “interwebs”. God bless you brother, and may she find peace, and in her peace, may you find solace.
Dan in L is a great and hysterical guy after his 2nd Bloody Merry. But he does have a touch of grumpiness in him when sober. Even then, he's still hysterical with a great sarcastic sense of humor. And he can hit 300 yard drives that can be found in most fairways.
 

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I can't even pretend to know what it feels like to lose a partner, but I do know that to have a person love you is so special. A social and intimate connection between a husband and wife has no equal comparison. I feel for you Dan. I just don't know the words to express how much.
 

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Dan, so very sorry to hear about your loss my friend. I had been traveling and just saw the post. Please know that your many many SR friends have you and your family in our prayers. You will always have your special memories to cherish.

God Bless
 

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Know im late. Hope your doing better now. That's a nice pic of you two. I would be devastated at losing my best friend. Peace and prayers to you.
 

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Dan,

I'm heartbroken to hear this. I'm so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
 

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Dang it! I just found out about your loss Dan. I made a career of separating fact from fiction and good from bad. You are a good, honest man Dan. I’m sure your wife is so so special And precious. God bless.
 

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