The officers and members of the NGCA are deeply saddened by the passing of Marv Alpern on February 21, 2013. He was 76. Marv was a quiet, unassuming, friendly man whose personality made him easy to like. He loved his 1958 Panama Yellow Corvette and spent hours tinkering with it, keeping it in tip-top shape. He also loved our club, even more so than most of us realized. He regularly participated in meetings, car shows, cruise nights and other club functions. A beloved member since 2004, to him NGCA was much more than a club; it had become a part of his family. Marv was a dedicated member who touched and inspired many lives and will always remain in our hearts.
The officers and membership of the NGCA are deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of club member Scott Madsen on October 8, 2010. He was 56. Scott, a member since 1998, owned and operated Madsen Auto Restoration in Mine Hill, NJ and utilized his expertise on many club members’ cars. Scott was well known in the Corvette hobby and has built and/or restored many top level Corvettes and muscle cars. His smile, friendship and knowledgeable conversations will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathy to his wife and family.
The officers and membership of the NGCA are shocked and saddened by the unexpected passing of Don Ciardi on October 31, 2010. He was 57. Don, a member since 2003, was part of the core foundation of the club. He exuded enthusiasm and love for Corvettes, the club and more importantly, the people. Everyone who knew Don was touched by his smile, dedication and friendship. His friendship was limitless. His dedication was unparalleled. His smile meant you were talking to a true friend. Few members put as much time and energy into our club as Don. He will always remain in our hearts.
The officers and members mourn the passing of Club member Ray Carney. Ray, a member since 1996, was a special man who always made new members feel welcome when they joined the Club. He was a multi-faceted individual who worked tirelessly to promote the club and the Corvette hobby. He was a Master Ambassador to the National Corvette Museum. It was an honor to have such a dedicated, enthusiastic and devoted person as a cornerstone of our Club. Our deepest sympathy to his family.