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Celebration of life for ‘Radiator Don’ to be held Saturday 

Don Hughes

Photo of Don Hughes at the Pine Street Saloon by Alberto Reyes of Paso Robles.

A celebration of life potluck will be held Saturday to honor ‘Radiator Don’ Donald Frank Hughes, who was found dead May 17 on the railroad tracks at Pine and Sixth streets in Paso Robles.

Hughes, who died at age 70, was the long-time operator of Claassen’s Radiator Shop at 1534 Spring Street, Paso Robles. He was a local fixture in town, often seen riding his bike or having a beer and dancing.

The celebration will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the downtown City Park. An open invitation from organizers Yvette Jones and Mary Booker says: Help us come together to celebrate our friend Don Hughes. We’ll be having a potluck in the park at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Please bring a dish and horseshoes if you have them. We look forward to seeing you all there as we remember our wonderful friend.

The San Luis Obispo Tribune recently featured Hughes in a tribute.

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