From George K2QIJ:

I have been informed that Don, N9JIU, a former taxi driver in Williamsburg, and father of my wife’s co-worker, had died this morning.  You may have heard him on the radio the past couple of nights, picking up his daughter from work. He lived in the Grove area.

Visitation and service will be on Saturday, October 25.
Here is the obituary posted in the newspaper:

Thanks to AF4QG for the link

And this one from W-Y Daily:
He did look like Santa Claus in his red cap in the taxi last year.

I also, just now, got pretty much the same information in a church info release, from Sharyn via her employer, who also employs one of Don’s daughters.