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Dec 19, 2001

David DeLong, R.I.P.

David K. DeLong died of cancer Tuesday, December 18 at the Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. According to an obituary appearing in the Savannah Morning News today, DeLong, 71, was a teacher and artist as well as a motorcycle road racer. DeLong, a native of New York, started road racing in the 1960s with AAMRR, then WERA and was racing his Yamaha TZ250 as recently as 2000 in Vintage events. <BR><BR>DeLong's motorsports-themed artwork had been displayed in art shows in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Dallas, Texas and is said to be highly sought after. In Savannah, DeLong worked with Kim Iocovozzi and John Tucker Fine Arts.<BR><BR>DeLong is survived by his wife Harriet, his son Mark, brother James and mother Mary Olds DeLong. Memorial services will be held Thursday, December 20 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fox & Weeks Island Chapel in Savannah, Georgia. <BR>