It is with much sadness that I report Steve Delao passed away at 1:00 this morning from the Covid 19 virus.
Steve was one of the amateur radio operators who helped with this event. Steve typically manned Checkpoint #8. He also did a lot of work helping us set up and get our roadside repeater system up and running.
Steve was hospitalized on Easter Sunday.
Please take this virus seriously. Steve died alone. His wife who was placed into forced quarantine had to sit home and wait for the death call, His little son who was quarantined elsewhere has not been told.
Steve called me as they were beginning the procedure to place him into a medical coma. He asked me to care for his wife and son. Elizabeth and I went to be with his wife this morning. We may be facing legal consequences for violating the quarantine order on his home.