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IN MEMORIUM
KB9BTI

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BOBBY A. WOOLWINE
April 18, 1953 - Oct. 12, 2008

ELKHART -- Bobby A. Woolwine, 55, of Elkhart, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2008) in Elkhart General Hospital.

He was born April 18, 1953, in Charleston, W. Va., to Dorsey G. Sr. and Sylvia (Jones) Woolwine. He married Norma S. Haven on Oct. 7, 1971, in Elkhart.

She survives, along with two sons, Donald Woolwine and Austin Woolwine, both of Elkhart; one daughter, Dawn (Bradley) Kohler of Elkhart; three brothers, Charlie (Pat) Woolwine of Elkhart, and Dorsey G. Woolwine Jr. and Paul Woolwine, both of Belle, W. Va.; three sisters, Loretta (Sam) Riddle of Belle; Mary (Arnold) Musick of Lufkin, Texas, and Sandra (Shannon) Johnson of Hannibal, Mo.; and four grandchildren.

Mr. Woolwine was employed as a journeyman plasterer, employed by Gibson-Lewis LLC in Mishawaka. He was a member of Plasterers and Cement Masons Union Local #96 in South Bend. He was an amateur ham radio operator with the call numbers KB9 BTI, and was a leader and committee chairman for the Cub Scouts, along with leading Boy Scouts Troop #87 in Jimtown. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, being outdoors and spending time with his family.

 

(Information provided by Jeff AA9JC)

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IN MEMORIAM
 
W9SWS
 
SK October 6, 2008

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JAMES A. LAPINSKI, 55, of Byron, formerly of Chicago, died Monday, October 6, 2008, surrounded by loving family and friends, in his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born October 30, 1952, in Chicago, IL, the son of John and Emily Czaja Lapinski; he married Carol Rebeles, in December, 1983, in Midlothian, IL. He was a stationary engineer for several employers including South Chicago (Trinity) Hospital, Chicago LaRabida Children's Hospital, Loretta Hospital, U of I Rockford School of Medicine and Amcore Bank of Rockford. He was a licensed amateur Ham radio operator and also enjoyed boating, camping, fishing, and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Carol; son, Cpl. John Lapinski, USMC; daughter, Jacqueline, of Byron; sister, Carol Drebin of Orangevale, CA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Ogle County Hospice or American Cancer Society would be appreciated. www.farrellhollandgale.com

above information provided by ChicagoTribune.com
 
Hamboree site notified by: Skip, K7YOO,
Tom, KC9GMF and Jack, K9ACT

 
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IN MEMORIAM
 
 

Robert Hummel, WA9ZTY,

dedicated net control operator

of 

the Midwest Classic Radio Net

for the last 13 years 

Born: 04/13/1953 – SK: 05/01/2008

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION REGARDING ROB HUMMEL

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"I care not where they put me when with this world I'm through,

as long as from my resting place I can still call CQ."

 From QST “strays” years ago per K9YVT

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IN MEMORIAM
 
W9QAH
BRUCE E. WALTER
1931-2008
 

 

 

W9QAH
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Bruce Walther

photo-courtesy of N9WQ
 

We consider it a solemn honor to print information regarding the passing of recently deceased members of the vintage radio community.

From the Steven's Point (Wisconsin) Journal:

 

Bruce E. Walther

Bruce E. Walther, of Stevens Point, W9QAH, signing off March 31, 2008.

Bruce was born July 18, 1931, in Chippewa Falls to Ray and Irene (Maier) Walther. His mother passed away when he was 14 months old. He was raised in Bloomer by his grandparents, Theresa and Frank Maier. He owned his own radio shop in Bloomer prior to entering the U.S. Army and the Korean War where as Bruce would say, "he served for 1 year, 10 months and 20 days." He attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis and later worked for ATT in Stevens Point until he retired in 1985.

He married Patricia Tanzer in 1956. They lived in Stevens Point all their married life. He is survived by his wife, Patricia and their four children, Debbie (Jim) Koziczkowski, their children Cory and Nick, Bob (Donna) Walther, their children Jared and Aubre, Mary (Dave) Foust, Griffin and Rosie Berg, Kathleen (Mike) Barefield and their daughter Tricia. He is also survived by his step sister Darlene Walther.

Bruce was well known in the Ham Radio community, he could fix anything, and was an avid lover of all animals.

A party in Bruce's honor will be held in Bloomer, tentatively planned for July 12, 2008. There will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made to your favorite animal shelter in Bruce's name.

Comments Submitted:

Bruce was an institution on 75 AM Fone. He has helped many ham operators with their stations. He sent me an equipment gift one time-a coax relay, which he knew I needed. He was a great radio buddy, a sweetheart of a guy, under that gruff display. His legacy will continue with the radios and parts that are from Bruce and currently in use in ham stations all over the country. N9CQX

 

I really cannot tell you the year that Bruce and I met; we just had fun right away.  …………..What a guy. He also had great love for dogs and cats, (I) saw many at his house. Always had a happy voice.
Missing Bruce,
Julie (Rausch)

 

Wow, that news caught me off guard. I just heard him last week on the 3908 net. He was saying he felt like crap, but he almost always said the same thing. He will be missed.  W9QI

 

I had the opportunity to visit Bruce at his QTH a couple of times to buy ham-radio stuff.  Always friendly and would talk you arm off.  The first time I stopped in, he sat me down in the living room after introducing me to the dogs and cats and acted like we had been buddies forever!  A really interesting and knowledgeable individual, Bruce will be a big loss to the Amateur Community. I will miss hearing his voice on 75 AM and SSB. WB9IMR

 

".......he was doing what he loved (ham radio) until the very end."

K9OA (from the Sat. MCRN)

 

K7YOO relates a funny story from the first time he visited the Grayslake Hamfest. Bruce and he shared an economical room near the fairgrounds....they had a big laugh when they discoved they had the "Cupid" room. (from the Sat. MCRN)

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