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Donald Carrico

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Donald Carrico
Person

Born:  October 13, 1941
Died:  January 14, 2007
Hometown:  Des Plaines, Illinois

Donald Martin Carrico was an avid fan of Cadillacs and would eventually become the national President of the Cadillac & LaSalle Club, Inc. from 1990 to 1993.

He had received a degree in business from Indiana University, and served as a radar technician in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1965 in Vermont and Paris, France.  Carrico worked for NCR Corp. in Florida and Ohio, later for AT&T in Chicago and eventually Pamco Label.

He died of cancer at the age of 65 at Kindred Hospital-Sycamore in Illinois.

Quotes

  • "He restored his first car when he was 15 - it was a Chevrolet.  Then he went on to restore old Cadillacs.  It was a passion for him."  Virginia Davis, Donald Carrico's fiancee
  • "He would restore cars and then he would keep them for a time and then sell them and get more cars to restore.  It wasn't a commerical business.  It was a lifelong love for Cadillacs.  He had been working on a 1941 Cadillac and a 1952 Cadillac.  He also had a 1963 that is ready to drive."  Virginia Davis, Donald Carrico's fiancee

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