The NEPA Region, and especially the Solo2 community, suffered a terrible loss over the weekend. Hans Nothen passed away late Friday night July 30th at the age of 26 years old. Hans had just become an SCCA member this year and besides leading his SM2 class in Solo2, had aspirations of Road Racing next season while driving an army green colored CRX “The General” (as he called it).
I only knew Hans for a year but you only needed to spend five minutes with him to realize that he was one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. He will be greatly missed by everyone. Our deepest sympathies go out to his close friends and family.

The Tuesday August 3rd General/Member Meeting will be canceled. The Times Leader newspaper has posted the following information for those wishing to pay their respects:
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday 8/4 from McLaughlin Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call Tuesday 8/3 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 8/4 from 9 to 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hans W. Nothen Memorial Fund in care of Citizens Bank, Wilkes-Barre. Memories may be sent to (Published in the TimesLeader on 8/2/2004) . -Chris Janusz (RE)