Birmingham, K6PHW, loved visiting San Jose Harley
Davidson, and he loved the
people who worked there. On most Saturday mornings, he would arrive with
donuts in-hand as a gesture of thanks and friendship.
When I learned of Warren’s passing
I was overwhelmed, but to hear that SJHD was the place where he left us for
the big ride, seemed perfect in many respects. Meeting there together in
remembrance with a hundred other of Warren’s friends seemed equally perfect
as well. Brian Cardozo and his San Jose Harley Davidson team deserve a lot
of credit and appreciation for their gracious generosity in hosting our remembrance.
That night at the tribute, there
were other friends who talked about their time and adventures with Warren.
I found in hearing many of the stories told, how consistently they revealed
the loving, kind, warm and generous sole we knew. To most of us, Warren was
a genuine friend who could always be depended upon. His life and offerings
of true friendship have created a legacy of kindness and generosity that will
serve as a role model for all who knew him.
I’m glad I was one of Warren’s
close friends, and I’m grateful for the time he shared with me, and for the
support he gave to our BA-MARC charity event support. Our ability to support
all those charity events would not have been possible without his help, and
they certainly wouldn’t have been as much fun.
I’m also grateful for
the fun times we had riding, and the endless stories and histories he would
share over the radio as we traveled. I learned a lot from Warren, but most
of all, I learned how wonderful it was to have him around.
While his passing has torn a large
hole in my heart, I celebrate his life and am happy for the time
we shared. Warren was a man who enjoyed life and all its possibilities.
He went after it with gusto, and had a good time doing it. As I move forward,
I’ll never forget how great he was at making me smile.