In Memoriam: Dick Farr, 1951-2008

On March 30, 2008, our club experienced for the first time the death of one of our members and friends.  Dick Farr joined the club at the time of its formation in 2004 and was a frequent and enthusiastic participant in club events over the years.

One club member who knew Dick well is Ron Domkowski, who offers this memorial to his friend.

Dick was a loving and caring person.  Next to his family and job came his beloved yellow 356 Porsche.  He toiled many hours and days since he took ownership of the 356 to continue to bring it up to his standards no matter how long it would take.  Dick was a born auto mechanic and had automotive knowledge and skill few of us possess.  His garage was equipped with the latest tools and 4-post lift many of us dream about and he put those tools to good use.  Over the years he and his sons under his guidance bought and rebuilt a few cars together.  I am sure the seeds of his knowledge are well planted in his children and they will benefit from this for years to come.  He was also known to be an extraordinary purchasing negotiator on any item from a TV to a car:  he always got the best deal in town and he was proud of it.  He did not hesitate to tell you the tale of his deals.

We will miss his smiling face and his yellow 356 Porsche.  May God welcome him into his arms!  He is gone but not forgotten.

Your friend,

Ron Domkowski

On behalf of the membership, the Midwest 356 Club has given a memorial contribution in Dick's name to the Illinois chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.