N4DBB DAVID L VAKOS Rio Rancho, NM 87144 (USA) - N4DBB - David Vakos is now a silent key. Please read below from his wife Pam. ----- Original Message ----- From: Pam Salata Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 5:49 AM Subject: Please excuse the informal announcement....... it was the fastest way I could think of to let everyone we care about to hear: David passed away yesterday afternoon around 4:30pm. He has been having a terrible time breathing since his fall on Monday morning. No matter how high we put the Oxygen, we just couldn't get his O2 Sats back up to normal. I looked at him one moment and he was fighting hard to breath, I was preparing some medicine to soothe him, and when I looked back he had stopped breathing. The hospice nurse was present which made things easier. Alex and I were both at home with him. I will be having some sort of memorial service for David in the coming weeks. I will let you know as soon as I have it scheduled and all details in line. I wish to thank everyone for their support and prayers throughout the years. I thank god each and every day that I have such wonderful people in our lives. Love, Pam .