Philip Josef (Prahlad) Vahovich
Philip Josef (Prahlad) Vahovich

December 27, 2016 – Philip Josef (Prahlad) Vahovich went missing on December 7, 2016 in El Dorado Hills CA and was found there, deceased, on December 11th. Philip was born on July 30, 1975 in Washington, D.C., a birthday he shared with his maternal grandmother.

Philip possessed a personal magnetism and was a remarkable human being whose generous, kind, inquisitive spirit will live on forever in the hearts of the many people all over the world who knew and loved him. He was a true seeker whose path ranged from organic farming, to writing poetry and philosophy, to riding the rails, to distributing the teachings of Prabhpada . By going to YouTube, and you can even see how my innovative son was converting his Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van into an elaborate camper complete with solar power. At the time of his death, he was putting the final touches on his van.

Beginning as a child at the Lab School of Washington, Philip created marvelous works of art in a variety of mediums. For most of his childhood Philip and his Mom lived in the D.C. area. His mother, Pinky Zalkin, of Nevada City, where Philip also spent a great deal of time over the years, has been using some of his creations daily for over 35 years.

Pinky loved her son deeply and will continue to love him in spirit forever more.

She wants to express enormous gratitude to the many people who have supported her during this time of fear, frustration and grief.

Philip now rests with his ancestors in upstate New York.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the campaign of John Foster for Nevada County Sheriff 2018. in appreciation of his never wavering, continuing support and compassion throughout this devastating ordeal. The address is: 356 G Providence Mine Rd., Nevada City, CA 95959. Please write Philip in the memo section.