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Little fragrant Tiare
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Joined: Oct 12, 2007
Posts: 200
Posted: 2014-03-29 5:15 pm   Permalink

My condolences to his family.

 
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exotica59
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Joined: Oct 17, 2004
Posts: 481
Posted: 2014-03-31 08:49 am   Permalink

My condolences to his family. His witco posts always made me smile.

 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5772
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-03-31 8:27 pm   Permalink

Another sad loss in the Tiki community. RIP Tiki David, and my condolences to the family.

 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1226
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2014-03-31 9:25 pm   Permalink

I especially liked to check the Beyond tiki finds he posted. Cool stuff and lots of photos to drool over. I wonder though, not to be insensitive, but why does it now say DEAD after his username and number of posts??? Is that of his own doing? If that is his sense of humor posted because he knew his time was short, that's a brave yet humorous sign off. We'll miss ya David!!!!!!
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3084
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2014-03-31 11:01 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-03-31 21:25, 8FT Tiki wrote:
... I wonder though, not to be insensitive, but why does it now say DEAD after his username and number of posts??? Is that of his own doing? If that is his sense of humor posted because he knew his time was short, that's a brave yet humorous sign off. We'll miss ya David!!!!!!




Tiki David will certainly be missed. And thanks 8FT Tiki, I wasn't aware of that! I can confirm that only he or somebody he entrusted with his TC password made that modification.


 
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porco
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Joined: Mar 26, 2012
Posts: 74
Posted: 2014-04-09 11:49 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-03-31 21:25, 8FT Tiki wrote:
I wonder though, not to be insensitive, but why does it now say DEAD after his username and number of posts??? Is that of his own doing? If that is his sense of humor posted because he knew his time was short, that's a brave yet humorous sign off. We'll miss ya David!!!!!!



That was Dave. He always had that morbid sense of humor, and would start most messages or emails when he got sick with "Not dead yet!' or "Still above ground here!"

It's been super hard to put into words what Dave meant to our place, and myself. Tiki Toli really put it in perspective when we were sitting there discussing how Dave had essentially introduced the group of us. Toli, John, happy buddha, myself, and others were all introduced either directly or indirectly through Dave. His excitement, support, and generosity in getting our place open will forever be remembered. It's rare in this day and age that you can start out doing business with an individual, and in the end call them a true "friend", but that's exactly what happened with us.

There is so much we owe Dave regarding the reception and success of our venture at Porco. As a friend, i have accumulated a debt that can never be repaid. I will continue to think of Dave every day I walk into work, and remember him not only through the "things", but the people and new friends he brought into my life.

In this day of anonymous forums, it's interesting the vision your mind creates of an individual behind a screen name. His wife Donna was kind enough to share a picture of him with his buddy "Harley", and wanted me to share with you here.



And our memoriam from Porco...
https://www.facebook.com/porcolounge/posts/664198983639863

Cheers Dave, you will be dearly missed.


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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2851
Posted: 2014-04-09 1:55 pm   Permalink

"That was Dave. He always had that morbid sense of humor"
Very true, I thought it was an April fools joke.

My wife and I met David like four times and one of these times he gave us two cool tiki lights from the Kon Tiki.
We were able to take him to dinner here at the Windward Passage as a small thank you.

But the thing is here on TC some people thought of him as a money grubbing old crank,
but when we met him in person this was not how he was.
We will miss David and his posts.

It's funny how the people who are seen as grumpy or negative here on TC are nine times out of
ten the ones who add the most GOOD info to this place called TC.
I think it is their passion that makes them so animated and come off as negative.
Soon TC will be left to the glad handing baby kissers, Two thumbs up to you.(Tipsy gets that joke)

I would say rest in peace David, but instead will say give em hell David as you did in life.
Most of them deserve it.


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6187
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-04-09 3:19 pm   Permalink

Well said Skip!

 
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Pikeys Dog
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Joined: Jun 03, 2008
Posts: 304
From: England
Posted: 2014-04-09 5:35 pm   Permalink

Not been checking in on TC much lately, but was saddened to read of Tiki Davids passing.

Whilst I had very little personal interaction with him, I always found his posts either informative, enlightening or sharp witted/tongued (often all at the same time).

His passing will be a great loss to the site.

My sincere condolences to his family and friends.


RIP Tiki David, I'll raise a mug to you tonight.


 
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JackLord
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Joined: Jan 18, 2006
Posts: 160
From: Washington, DC
Posted: 2014-04-14 10:02 am   Permalink

Sad news. I really enjoyed reading his posts. Great stuff.

RIP Tiki David.


 
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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
Posts: 1307
Posted: 2014-04-14 10:21 am   Permalink

This thread is just a reminder to me that we tend to save the words of praise until after someone is gone. Let's use Tiki David's passing as a reminder to verbally appreciate the ones who are still here. Let someone you care about know how much you appreciate them, and why.

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tetwilson
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Joined: Oct 10, 2012
Posts: 11
Posted: 2014-05-02 11:17 pm   Permalink

I've not been here in awhile, and just saw the posts about Tiki David. RIP David-you are missed. I appreciated your knowledge of Witco, and your helpful replies.
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porco
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Joined: Mar 26, 2012
Posts: 74
Posted: 2014-06-13 04:24 am   Permalink

Today is Tiki Dave's birthday. Whether you're at the Hukilau, local watering hole, or home bar, remember to tip one back in his honor.


Cheers Dave, and thank you.


 
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aweishar
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Joined: Jul 02, 2014
Posts: 1
Posted: 2014-07-02 3:44 pm   Permalink

Donna (Tiki David's wife) is holding a memorial for David at her home in August. . . all are welcome . . . see the details below. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Thank you.




 
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