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NEW CASTLE, Pa. - The engines were revving as bikes of all shapes and sizes rolled up to the Scottish Rite Cathedral Thursday evening.

Dan Gallatin was an active member with the lodge and the motorcycle group that started within it, the Hiram Scottish Riders.

Gallatin's life came to an end at the age of 68 when an S-U-V slammed into him and the motorcycle he was riding. It's driver was allegedly texting and not paying attention.

Jeff Heasley, founder of the Hiram Scottish Riders says, "There's a huge void. I understand everybody mourns in a death. Dan's first of all, was so senseless."

This year's annual bike show is being held in Gallatin's name. It raises money for the lodge's Children's Dyslexia Center.

"He loved the kids and Dan knew everybody. He was one of those people who just had the great personality, the magnetism. Everybody wanted to be his friend."

Friends say being able to remember the former Scott Township fire chief this way helps in the healing.

Scottish Rite secretary, Howard Glovier says, "There's a number of steps of grieving, but if we can close just one of those, we'll be happy."

Gallatin's wife and daughter didn't wish to talk on camera, but they are thankful for all of the emotional support they have received from members of the lodge.

43 year old Laura Gargiulo of Volant faces six charges, including homicide by vehicle in the crash that killed Gallatin.

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