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Hal R's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007

Such a sad thing to happen. My deepest sympathy. Thinking of you and especially your partner at this time. Love to both of you. May your hearts have some peace.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
Thanks all for your kind words and pms

Dave's family did what Dave would have wanted
and donated his organs so that others can live.

I won't do Phil's donor rap, as it is better coming from him
and Phil actually knows what a gift he was given.

Dave knows as well because he just passed life onto others.

It is a way to give back.

"you know better, but I know him....."

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
so sorry Oroboros

what a horrible thing. My condolences to you and yours, and Dave's family.

Joined: Jun 13 2007

Dear, dear, dear...

Great lovingkindness and
every prayer for comfort
during this time, to you
and all.

My soul sister lost her
nephew to gunfire at an
7-11. He was so innocently
in the wrong place too.

Keep him alive through out
the rest of your lives in
spirit. Have his birthday
with cake, candles and song.
Celebrate who you are because
you knew him and he will be
close to you, so close as
our love never dies.

Every comfort, every comfort...
to You and All, xo.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
Sad day

A young man (27) will be taken off life support this morning.
Dave's family will offer up his organs to be harvested to assist others in need,
as he has no brain activity anymore.

Dave worked with my wife at a local non-profit.
He was much like a 'work son' for Mary as he was in
the age range of our three sons. He was enthusiastic, loved
his work, was talented in many ways, a great co-worker for Mary,
a friend to many, and a good human being who loved to laugh.

Dave was walking home Friday before last, and was attacked from
behind by cowards who wanted his cell phone and wallet. Dave
had 3 skull fractures and has been in a coma for a little over a week.
There was also a developmentally disabled 22 year old attacked the same
night, in the same manner (who has now died) and 2 others who have been
attacked (head injuries), in each case, the perps wanted their cell phones
and wallet. Really?

All in the little city of Lincoln, NE.

Mary is heartbroken. Dave's family is devastated. I am in disbelief.

Thankfully Dave's family is able to think of others and consented to
the harvest and transplant process. That will mean life for others.

Please send some healing vibes and prayers to
Dave's family, friends, and to my Mary.

May the four winds blow you safely home, Dave.

Joined: Jun 13 2007




Prisoners of War and Missing In Action


All Their Families and Their Friends

Their mourning and grief exceeds most, xo.

On this day-
May 27th in the Year of Our Lord 2013

May we be reminded, everyday, til the
World finds Peace and then the last
POW MIA will finally be...

The Last POW MIA.


slo lettuce's picture
Joined: Jul 20 2012
If you go to

and look for "ray manzarek remembered by Doors bandmates, rockers" , please read Robby Krieger's post. Not only is it beautiful, it more importantly shows just how close it was to the Doors never happening if it hadn't of been for Ray's kindness and unique sense of other people's talents while at UCLA with Jim. (See how everything lead up....) In all the interviews I've had the pleasure of listening to over the years with Ray, not once did he ever have a bad word to say about anybody.........ever. RIP Ray. Thanks for a lifetime of treasured music.

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Joined: Jul 29 2009
Ray Manzerik

from the time i was 15 to about 25 the Doors were a main stay in my daily routine. They had a profound impact on my life. I'm totally blown away by this. I didn't even know he was sick. Sad, sad, sad

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007

I'm sorry to hear this. I loved his playing, and by all accounts he was a really nice guy.

Anna rRxia's picture
Joined: Dec 25 2009
Ray M from the Doors

RIP Ray, the leading force behind the Doors who played keyboards as well as recruited Jim Morrison into the band. He dies of cancer surrounded by his family in Germany.

Thanks Ray for the transcendence of The Doors - Music far ahead of it's time.

~ Weird scenes inside the gold mine ~


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