Jan 13

Billie F Woodard K5BFWBillie Ferris Woodard, Jr., K5BFW, age 57, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Brady, Texas to Billie F. and Helmi Woodard on January 12, 1959. Billie loved driving 18-wheelers throughout the lower 48 and was active in the AARO and ROOST Ham Clubs.

He loved keeping in touch with family and friends by phone. He was very personable and was loved by his family and friends.

Read full obit here…
http://porterloring.tributes.com/obituary/show/Billie-Ferris-Woodard-104268060

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Dec 9

San Antonio Hams,

It saddens me to inform you my Father, Leslie Dale (former NI5S) passed away on December 7, 2016.

He had been an active Amateur Radio Operator throughout his adult life and in his later years he served as an Examiner. He has met many people through Amateur Radio and has always held a high admiration for those that enjoy his passion.

Please feel free to share this with members of your organization. Who may know him and want to attend the funeral.

Arrangements with Porter Loring Funeral Home are being finalize and will be posted shortly. You can also contact me at (210) 289-9699.

UPDATE: The Funeral Services will commence on December 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church (2504 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212) and conclude with Full Military Honors at South Mission Park Cemetery.

Funeral Arrangements by Porter Loring on McCullough Ave.
http://www.porterloring.com/

Thank you,
Lynda Dale-Roos
WB3BFH

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Jan 6

Floyd_Gordon_W5FGGIt is with a very heavy heart that I announce the passing of a good friend, and fellow HAMster Floyd Gordon W5FGG.

Floyd was much loved and a father figure for many of us and a great friend. He was born in 1931 and passed away this week from an Heart Attack.

Funeral Services will be held this Friday, 01/8/2016 at 3:pm at the North East Baptist Church, 2930 MacArthur View, San Antonio, TX 78217

Floyd spirit and determination will be greatly missed.

Greg Lewis N5XO

 

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Jul 8

Funeral Arrangements for Jack Renwick, KB5IQI who passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015.

Viewing Thursday July 16 beginning 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Baptist Church located at 319 E Mulberry, San Antonio, TX. Funeral Services will be from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. at Trinity Baptist Church. A grave site service with full military honors will be at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery after the Funeral Service.

73
Eric
WB5ZJQ

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Jul 1

K5SUZAs some may not have heard, Gordon Dial, K5SUZ, passed away last weekend. The cause appears to be health related, perhaps complications with diabetes. Gordon was very active in the HAM community and volunteering his time and resources to many worthy causes.  He will be missed.

\LOCATION:  Porter Loring Funeral Home downtown,  1101 McCullough Ave. (This is on the corner of McCullough Ave. and southbound IH-35 access Road.   From IH-35 south (upper level), take the Brooklyn / McCullough exit ramp. It will drop you right where you need to be.  From IH-35 north (upper level) take the same exit, but turn left under the overpass to get to the southbound direction.)

VIEWING:  On Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 6pm-8pm.

Funeral Service:  Friday, July 3, 2015 at 1:00pm at the Porter Loring Mortuary Chapel at the same location. He will be buried at Mission Park Cemetery. An obituary will be posted on the Porter Loring Mortuary web site http://porterloring.tributes.com/funeral_homes/obituaries/  as soon as one has been received from the family.

If you need more directions or other information, Porter Loring has a representative to answer your questions any time at (210) 227-8221. Please feel free to share this information with anyone who may have an acquaintance with Gordon or his family.

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Nov 29

Gary Stock WF5YGary Stock WF5Y aka Grumpy”

The local ham store he operated, Grumpy Shop, was closed at the end of September 2014.

Some of his inventory was purchased by Mark Lacey W5TXR, who is considering opening a new Ham Store up in New Braunfels (time period unknown).

As of 09/28/2014, San Antonio does NOT have a local Ham Radio store.

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Sep 4

Hi all. It is with a heavy heart that I make this post.

David Floyd, WD5IEH, passed last night. His obituary link can be found here…

www.meaningfulfunerals.net/home/index.cfm?action=public:obituaries.view&o_id=2666866&fh_id=13043

He was a big part of the Lonestar Link system that used to be called the WD5IEH link system that linked repeaters in a large area in south Texas. He was also an honorary member of the Coleto Creek Amateur Radio Club (CCARC) because of his generous donations and help when we sat up our Yorktown repeater. He has done a lot for the hams in this area and will be missed. He was also a big part of keeping communications going for the Texas Water Safari. It was the Lonestar Link system that made voice communications possible from the start to the end of the race.

I will post more info here when it is available. Please Keep David’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

73 WD5IEH, from W5DWT

Jimmy Podsim, W5DWT
(announcement via Facebook)

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May 5

W5JBO_John_Orton_SKJohn was born 9/3/1947 & raised in Beverly Hills California. He had 2 brothers Tom Orton & Jim Orton & a sister Victoria Orton.  A daughter Tina Marie Orton, and nieces and nephews.

He went to Beverly Hills High School, then transferred to Belmont High School in Los Angeles where he met at the time & went steady with who would one day be his wife, Karen in 1965. He graduated from Beverly Hills High in 1967 & moved to the Bay area in Northern California, he attended Cabot College.  His career as an Aero Space Engineer took him everywhere from the West Coast to Korea.

John had various interests during his lifetime, he loved trains, sail boating, surfing, hiking, motorcycling & riding his mountain bike plus gardening…but what he loved most was Ham Radio.  In California he was known on the radio as “WA6BOB”.

See his ham radio website  here… http://w5jbo.weebly.com/

In March 2010 John retired from Space Vector in Chatsworth, California and moved to Texas where he met up again with his now wife Karen and they were married in January 2011, after 44 years of loosing track of each other.

John got back into radio again in Texas and acquired a new handle of  “W5JBO” he got into contesting, was always asked to help out with testing, he would volunteer to put up other operators antennas & would also volunteer to do radio repairs in our garage.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 26

WE5ET_Bill_ReichertDear Friends of Bill Reichert,

As some of you may have heard by now, it is with very sad hearts that we let you know of the passing of our father.  He was our knight and will be missed beyond words, but it is also our faith that he is surrounded by God’s love and grace and now reunited with our mother who went on before him.  Dad was with his family when he died at about 5:15 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013, and we don’t think that’s a coincidental date or time, as our mom also died on a 22nd and our dad was the founding Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 515, which he loved and devoted much of his life to.

We want people to know that our dad “fought the good fight” (2 Timothy 4:7); he put forth a long and valiant recovery effort after his heart attack and major heart surgery last December 2012.  Just to live into one’s 70s, 80s, or even 90s is to survive, and our dad lived all of his life with a congenital heart problem.  Even so, he got a lot of mileage with his heart: Getting through A&M’s Corps of Cadets, the Korean War, the military, engineering sites out in the field, camping all over the country with the Scouts, and square dancing – and all with a compromised heart, though one with plenty of love.

Even when he had his heart attack last December and called 911 for himself, he still wasn’t down.  With few options and the information he had been given at the time, he chose to go for an intensive heart surgery and not only survived the surgery, but also several weeks in ICU, and then slowly but surely, he started his physical recovery and got better, step by step, at age 82, and all while still having a compromised heart.  Our dad was a very strong man even up until the very end when he realized “it was time,” which also takes a whole lot of mental and spiritual strength and courage.

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Nov 11

k9ASL_Bill_CaboBill Clabo K9ASL became a Silent Key November 7, 2013. All hams are invited to a celebration of his life on Friday, November 15, 2 PM to 8 PM, at the family home in San Antonio, TX 78245. (Look up his call sign to get address, we’re withholding it here to protect their privacy and security – Lee N5NTG)

K9ASL_Bill_ClaboBill was a life member of ARRL, QCWA and OOTC. He served as a VE at 73 sessions.

He was a retired Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer, electronics tech, 1961-1995. He held an Amateur Extra ham radio license.

Information about his Coast Guard Service can be found here. http://tinyurl.com/l65lnl3

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