Received the following from Clara:

"Steamboaters! I just got a phone call that my (our) dear friend Chip has joined so many of our friends on that steamboat stage in the sky. Charles (Chip) Saporiti passed away December 16. Could I have a long and two shorts please. "

The ranks of the DQ entertainment department suffers another loss. Chip was one of the good guys and he joins a stellar lineup in heaven. As an extraordinary entertainer and Steamboatin' Director, he amassed a legion of loving pax and crew members. I'm sure Vic Zipeto had a warm and funny welcome for him.

Paul