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This is the saddest thing I've ever reported on Yosemite Explorer. I just learned Todd Barstow has finally succumbed to cancer. Just two months ago Todd was still living in Yosemite and active, working on the ambulance crew, golfing and getting ready for another season on the Badger Pass ski patrol, when he was told he had a particularly aggressive form of cancer.
Todd was one of our local ambulance drivers and always a caring, friendly compassionate professional to those in the park who were unfortunate enough to need his services. For those of us who knew him as a friend, he was similarly friendly and caring in his day-to-day activities.
We had hoped that Todd would be strong enough to visit with us this weekend when we went into the Bay Area for Thanksgiving, but unfortunately that was not to be. He'll be sorely missed in Yosemite.
At this time, I don't have any details about funeral arrangements or anything of that sort, but I'm just so sad I and wanted to let people know that we've lost a beloved member of our community.