Dave Fay: A Hall of Famer Passes on

The hockey world in general, and the Washington D.C. area hockey community in particular, lost a great friend last night, as Washington Times hockey writer Dave Fay finally succumbed to a lengthy illness.
Fay, a fixture on the Caps’ beat for the Times since the early 1980s, brought knowledge, insight, remarkable dedication, and a passion for hockey to his work, and has been one of the defining personalities in coverage of hockey in the Nation’s Capital. His dedication to the sport was recently richly recognized, as he was presented with the 2007 Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award by the Hockey Hall of Fame in late May. He will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this fall.
We at OFB offer our sympathies to the Fay family, and are thankful that we were able to read Fay’s work for so many years. He will be missed.
Update: WashingtonCaps.com’s Mike Vogel shares his thoughts on Fay and his career here.
Memorial contributions may be made in Dave’s name to: Hockey Fights Cancer, PO Box 5037, New York, NY 10185-5037 or Hockey’s All-Star Kids Foundation, National Hockey League, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Canadian friends may send Memorial contributions to: Hockey Fights Cancer, P.O. Box 1282, Station B, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3K9

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2 Responses to Dave Fay: A Hall of Famer Passes on

  1. SovSport says:

    He will be missed. Working this past year alongside Dave was great. It is a big loss!

  2. OrderedChaos says:

    A terrific reminiscence about Dave Fay by Tim Pannaccio on Hockeybuzz.com; Pannaccio worked with Fay at the Times back in the 80s:
    http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=8651

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