If you frequented any of the bars in Downtown Kalamazoo you've more than once had an interaction with David Dinko, Kalamazoo's local 'Rose Guy.' Dinko would travel from bar to bar selling roses and gained somewhat of a cult following in the city among those who knew him well.  For the past 10 years, he had been selling Roses at Restaurants and Clubs in the Kalamazoo area, but for the past two and a half years, he had been fighting cancer. Dinko refused to receive chemo and radiation treatments because of the affects it had on his body and had more success in healing himself with more holistic healing methods.

No word has yet to be released on the reason of his passing, however the community has shared their thoughts and sorrow on social media on the original post that announced his passing. R.I.P David, and as one resident said, "May a pathway of rose petals lead you to the promised land. Rest Well Sweet Sir. 🌹"