Heather Morvant Bakos Memorial Fund

On behalf of David Bakos, we, her friends and family, have set up this memorial to honor the life and legacy of Heather Brae Morvant Bakos. She tragically and suddenly passed away on September 29 at just 42 years old.

Heather had not been feeling well and was in the hospital the previous week for a splenic infarction and irregular heartbeat.  She was released from the hospital on Friday and was feeling so much better. Heather was so happy to be home with her family and on the mend. She unexpectedly passed away in her bed Saturday morning. 

As you may imagine, David, Braeden, Samantha and all of Heather’s family and friends are shocked by her passing.  Heather’s life meant so much to so many. Her loss is felt deeply, and there is no way to begin to describe how she will be missed by us all.
The heartache and anguish David is going through is unimaginable. Friends and family are with him now, and very much appreciate your prayers. The outpouring of love from friends near and far has been overwhelming. Thank you!  
Many of you are asking how to support the Bakos Family in this incredibly difficult time, which is why we have set up this site. We intend to use this page as a message board where you can write notes for David and family to read when they are able, and also as a way to give financially. All of the funds raised here will help cover the significant costs related to Heather’s memorial service, and basic needs David may have now and in the coming months as he copes with this immense loss and begins to rebuild his family’s financial and logistical stability as a single parent.

This is going to be a lot for David to take on both emotionally and financially.  As friend’s we want to make sure that money is the last thing that David has to worry about during this extremely tough time.  Please give if you are able.  It will go a long way to help David, Braeden, and Samantha now and in the future.
A memorial service will be held for Heather on Sunday, October 7th from 2-5pm at Demaine Funeral Home at 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA.  Her funeral mass will be held on Monday, October 8th, at 1 PM at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 7600 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA. Her obituary can be found  here .
Words cannot express David, Braeden, and Samantha's gratitude to you all for loving Heather so deeply and supporting them through this time.  

Thank you.
  • Gian Ladaga 
    • $100 
    • 31 mos
  • Tony Simon 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
  • Jeremy Taro 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
  • Heather Demarie 
    • $200 
    • 33 mos
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Fundraising team: Team Bakos (4)

Jeff Baskin 
Raised $9,975 from 58 donations
Arlington, VA
David Bakos 
Alexandra South 
Team member
Raised $1,375 from 5 donations
Stephen Nguyen 
Team member
Raised $700 from 3 donations
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