I lived in an apartment in Holladay, Utah with Val and another friend. Val was always very funny and he truly was a genius. He built the fastest Ford Pinto on earth. He had a bird I believe it was a Cockatiel his name was David and he drove us all nuts except for Val of course. We had lots of great times together.
I didn't hear about Val's death until now because I moved to Wyoming and have lost track of many of my old friends.
My heart felt condolences go out to Val's wife and family.
Hope your doing good Little Mare..
Hang in there,