Admittedly it’s been a long time since I’ve posted something other than a business update – “Fannie Mae changes down payment requirements to 75%” or “FHA raises mortgage insurance too damn much” or some such industry jargon. But today’s post is different. Today’s post is a reflection of something that really matters in the grand scheme of things.
Yesterday I received a text from a former colleague about a good man that passed away unexpectedly. Truth be told, I didn’t know Dan Hamada tremendously well. I saw him sporadically over a four year period while working at PRM. But what I do know is that he was loved by his family, by his friends and by his co-workers and colleagues. He was fun, he was kind, he was steady and reliable – solid, thoughtful – the type of person we all strive to be and the type of person we would want in a friend.
I would see Dan occasionally at a company party or a company business trip. I can’t remember ever hearing him say anything negative about someone else. I do remember always feeling comfortable around him and that he was quick to laugh and have fun.
I wish I had known him better and I realize I’m not the most qualified to pay tribute to him. But what I do know is that we lost someone special yesterday. Rest in peace Dan.