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04/22/2016 05:46:08 PM · #1
My dear friend, Alex (21.gif ambaker ) is gone from Earth.

His body died last night in his sleep. His wife, sweet Sharon, said they think it was a heart attack.

He and Sharon visited here with Hubby and me many times on their way to and from Florida. He was/is such a giving spirit... full of funny stories, giving encouragement, laughing at himself as he told another story.

I'm gonna miss him.

I just wanted you all to know.

*heavy sigh*

04/22/2016 05:52:03 PM · #2
Here's a glimpse into his life:

"Over the years I have made it a point to try to pay attention to the lives of others, and try to learn from them."

The man did this.

I'll give him that, for sure.

04/22/2016 05:55:23 PM · #3
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Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1160164.jpg He always hid from the camera... didn't like me to photograph him very much... but tolerated it gracefully.

It's interesting that his last entry is a selfie.

I like that.

*sigh*

04/22/2016 06:08:15 PM · #4
And this... hahahahaha!

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Yep. This is his humor. Read the title. :D
04/22/2016 06:12:09 PM · #5
Oh no. So sorry to hear this.
04/22/2016 06:14:10 PM · #6
Ah, that is terrible news. Alex had been around here about as long as I have. I will miss his contribution to our community.
04/22/2016 06:15:51 PM · #7
Oh, that's devastating. And he just came "back" yesterday, brand new blue shirt, then *poof* :-( It makes no sense. Rest in peace, old buddy. We never met, but I sure wish we had :-(
04/22/2016 06:25:33 PM · #8
Oh no!! He was just back!

Lydia, thank you for letting us know. How incredibly sad. :(
04/22/2016 06:27:08 PM · #9
Oh no, so sad. I really like Alex and he just started back.
04/22/2016 06:30:20 PM · #10
Such sad news. If there's one positive, it sounds like he went without suffering.
04/22/2016 06:35:00 PM · #11
Wow... Very saddened to hear this. I haven't been around much but came back to participate in the last DPL and Alex was my teammate... He was a Great person, photographer and teammate who will most certainly be missed. My regards to his wife and his family.
04/22/2016 06:54:19 PM · #12
I can't believe it! It was just this week he popped back in to say hello! Perhaps in reality he was saying goodbye...
04/22/2016 07:04:48 PM · #13
Sharon specifically asked me to post here and let you all know.

I know she knows of how much Alex loved DPC.

He told me so many times. :D

He spoke of his entries as... almost ... friends.

I love a guy who loves his photography.

*heavy sigh*

04/22/2016 07:23:49 PM · #14
This is really sad. After he posted the other day, and mentioned retirement, I had a look at his profile. Same age as me :-(
I'm glad he had decided not to keep working, and hope he really enjoyed what retirement he had.
Condolences to Sharon.
04/22/2016 08:33:10 PM · #15
21.gif AMBaker an online friend of the first tier.
while I know we all must find our way to the next step,
I am grateful that Alex' way was quick and peaceful.
Alex you are in my thoughts with great appreciation.
04/23/2016 02:23:25 AM · #16
Sad news. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo may his energy return to us soon.
04/23/2016 02:27:27 AM · #17
Oh no!! He had such a great sense of humor. I will miss "Ann"...
04/23/2016 02:45:12 AM · #18
That is sad news, he has been around here for so long. My condolences to his family and friends.

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04/23/2016 10:51:47 AM · #19
Very sad news indeed. We lost a great member :(
04/23/2016 11:20:19 AM · #20
He was such a kind person, and he was just coming back! He will be missed. :(
04/23/2016 11:28:52 AM · #21
Aw no....I'll miss him too. Healing energy to his family from me, Lily, Galena and Druli in spirit
04/23/2016 12:38:52 PM · #22
We lost a great spirit.. I had the pleasure of being on two teams with Alex. He was a very noble gentleman and will be missed. Condolences to his family.

Here and Heaven

Message edited by author 2016-04-23 13:26:22.
04/23/2016 01:39:20 PM · #23
Very sad indeed.
04/23/2016 06:39:23 PM · #24
Jeez - totally shocked & saddened.. :(

Message edited by author 2016-04-23 18:39:40.
04/23/2016 06:52:46 PM · #25
This is so sad. He was just here saying he decided to trade paid time for free time and wanted to start enjoying his retirement of free time. May he rest in peace and my thoughts go out to his family. Thanks for letting us know Lydia.
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