Jan 8

N5JFA Vernon F. Kelley N5JFA passed away 01/01/18 at the age of 81. Vernon was born in Hamburg, Arkansas on 03/02/1936.

He was a 27 year veteran of the Air Force, which he followed as a Vice President at SACU. He was a member of the Harlandale Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite Temple and a Shriner. He was a 25-year member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church, and a recent member of Abiding Presence Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Joanna Kelley, his daughter and son-in-law Kathleen Kelley-Sanchez and David Sanchez, his son Brian Kelley, and a wealth of close friends who will miss him dearly.

He had a very full life. He loved to fish and play pinochle. Was an avid HAM radio operator N5JFA and a die-hard lover of the Cowboys, Longhorns and Spurs. His years of military service and traveling with his family took him many places in this country and abroad.

Visitation 01/11/18 4pm-6pm; Funeral Services to follow at 6pm at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church with a graveside interment 01/12/18 at 9:15 am at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Published in Express-News on Jan. 7, 2018

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Jan 5

Charles Manley III, passed away on January 3rd, 2018. For those that knew him and wanted to visit and celebrate his life with us, here is the info.

Visitation will be from 6pm-8pm tomorrow (Friday, January 5th) at Mission Park North Funeral Home at 3401 Cherry Ridge, San Antonio, TX 78230.

Memorial service will be Saturday at 11am at Concordia Lutheran Church at 16801 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, TX 78258.

If you want to view the funeral service, go to http://www.concordia.cc/videostream

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Jun 25

Clifford James Buck passed away on June 19, 2017. Born in Kirksville Missouri, he is survived by his wife, Jill, his son, Jamie Buck and his wife, Stepsons Edward, Lee and Robert Hocking and their families, his Aunt, Betty Mudd, and his sister, Dorotha Drittler and her family.

A Marine Vietnam vet who served two tours, he was proud of his 10 years of service. He was active in amateur radio as W5CJB which will now be a Silent Key.

No service is planned. Instead of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either the Helotes Humane Society, at 10675 Shaenfield Rd, San Antonio, TX 78254, the Poquita Paws Rescue, at 1248 Austin Hwy. #106 PMB 324 San Antonio, TX 78209 or a charity of their own choosing in his name.

Published in Express-News on June 25, 2017

[Editor Notes: Jim and his wife were / are members of at least 2 ham clubs in the area, Alamo Area Radio Organization (AARO) and Medina County Amateur Radio Corporation (MCARC). Jim was well liked and will be missed. – Lee N5NTG]

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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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