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This page is a tribute to Our Slient Keys. Each, in their own way, has contributed to the hobby of Amateur Radio and ECARS. If you know of an ECARS member who has recently passed, wish to have us show a tribute to past Silent Keys not included here or add information to the listed members please send your information to ECARS Webmaster for inclusion on this page. Thank you.

RIP to all past members listed here.   


2019:


•   George Bobek, WB8TIV, Royal Oak Michigan, who has checked in with many of us, became a Silent Key on Monday, May 6, 2019 at age 92. A brief funeral home obituary notice can be seen here.
   RIP Bob.


•   Bob Morecock, KI4F - Life ECARS Member, Bob Morecock, KI4F, member number 4700, became a Silent Key on 6 April 2019. Some of you will have known Bob, or worked him on the air. His obituary can be viewed here.
   RIP Bob.


•   Jim Wyckoff , K3BT - Reported by his wife, Jim Wyckoff became a Silent Key on 7 January 2019. He had been a life member since 2014.
   RIP Jim.


•   Bill Munro , KB2TEW - Reported by his wife, Ann Alexander, I am sad to inform you that my husband, Bill Munro died on 21 February 2019"
   RIP Bill.

•   John Hart, K3KWO, #3737, initial membership 2000, lifetime member since 2017   - reported in QRZ as SK on 4/16/2019.  Confirmed in obituary in Legacy.com

•   Norman McKnight, K2YUO, #20754, initial membership 2015, lifetime member since 2016  - reported in QRZ as SK on 1/29/2019.  Confirmed in obituary of Betz, Rossi Bellinger & Steart Funeral Home.

•   Jess Rhodan, W4EIR, 40018, member and lifetime member since 2016 - reported in QRZ as SK on 3/9/2019. Confirmed in obituary of Concord Funeral Home.  


2018:


•   Michael Pechura, WA8BXN - Friend and regular ECARS check in from Willoughby Hills, Ohio became a Silent Key on February 8, 2018."
   RIP Mike.


•   Dick Blanchard, W1VVX - Dick was a member of ECARS for 17 years, an active Net Control Operator and was a serving ECARS Director at the time of his death. December 19, 2018. You can read his obituary here.
   RIP Dick.

•   Robert Benson, K2IB, #2750, initial membership 2001, lifetime member since 2014  - reported in QRZ as SK on 8/12/2018.  Confirmed in obiturary in Legacy.com.

•   Wayne Ensor, K3WJE, #3763, initial membership 2001, lifetime member since 2014 - reported in QRZ as SK on 1/24/2018.  Confirmed in Holloway Funeral Home obituary.

•   Darrel Daley, K1KU, #1930,  initial membership 2010, lifetime member since 2013 - reported in QRZ as SK on 12/16/2018.  Confirmed in Putney VT Town Report.

•   Lloyd Kunar, KC2PSH, #20731, initial membership 2014, lifetime member since 2017 - reported in QRZ as SK on 2/9/2018.  Confirmed in obituary in Legacy.com

•   Donald Fisher, KC3LZ, #30440, member and lifetime member since 2014 - reported in QRZ as SK on 11/16/2018.  Confirmed in obituary of Legacy.com

•   Ellis Rud, N1MWJ, #10103, member and lifetime membership since 2015 - reported in QRZ as SK on 11/27/2018.  Confirmed in obituary of Flynn & Dagnoli Funderal Home

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2017:


•   Steve Perkins, W1PRK, #1980 - Long time Member of ECARS passed away December 21, 2017 of complications from a severe automobile accident. Steve was very active on ECARS 7.255. As many have noted, "Steve was one of the good guys."
   RIP Steve.


•   Danny Shrader WA4SDE - Long time Member of ECARS passed away December 6, 2017. Danny was active in ECARS during its early days and continued with check-ins with K3YUB up until 2016. Danny will be remembered by many for his wit, honesty and love for amateur radio.
   RIP Danny.


•   George Ford K2QIJ lifetime member #2756 of Lightfoot VA passed away July 15, 2017. He was 76 years old. You can read his obituary   here.
   RIP George.


•   Pauline Bateman N2KKL lifetime member #20614 of Waterville NY passed away April 16, 2017. She was 75 years old.
   RIP Pauline.

•   Allen Tinker, W1AAT, #1818, initial membership 2005, lifetime member since 2013 - reported in QRZ as SK on 1/20/2017.  Confirmed in Perkins-Parker Funeral Home obituary.

•   Zane Rist, KA3TNC, #30231, initial membership 2007, lifetime member since 2014 - reported in QRZ as SK on 6/30/2017. Confirmed in Legacy.com obituary.

•   Ernest Griggs, K4ELG, #4944, member and lifetime membership since 2014 - reported FCC database as SK on 8/5/2017.  Confirmed in Legacy.com obituary.

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2016:

•   Charles Chapman, W1WTG, #1490, initial membership 2006, lifetime member since 2014 - reported in QRZ as SK on 5/21/2016.  Confirmed in Legacy.com obituary.

•   Ernest Parsons, W1RXH, #1658, past President of ECARS, initial membership 2002, lifetime member since 2015. Legacy.com obituary pertains.


2015:

•   William Bowen, K8WHB, #8229, initial membership 2011, lifetime member since 2013 - reported in QRZ as SK on 3/21/2015.  Confirmed in Dignity Memorial obituary.

•   Don Dally - KC2OEB, #20467, of Tonawanda NY,  initial membership 2005, lifetime member since 2014 -  became a SK on October 27, 2015.
    RIP Don.


•   Bob Irwin, N3ZUA, #3890, of Taneytown, MD passed away October 14, 2015
    RIP Bob.


•   Wilfred D Rhodes, K2FRT, #20686, member and lifetime membership since 2013 of Webster, NY passed away on March 1, 2015.
    RIP Wilfred.


•   Thomas A. Korceki, KC8QGJ, #8104,  of Chardon, OH March 2015
    RIP Tom.


2014:


•   Ken Mabie, W2PSU, #20007, of Rochelle Park, NJ passed away 6/29/2014.  He ran swap & shop and was a popular net controller. Just a great guy to check-in with.
    RIP Ken.

2013:

•   Ken Williams, W3CCI, #3813, passed away 4/11/2013.  Ken was active as an NCS on ECARS.  He loved his German Shepards and Ham Radio.  He retired from NSA.  See his obituary here.
    RIP Ken.

•   Tom Merz, N4KRA, #4708, initial membership 2003, lifetime member since 2013 - reported in QRZ as SK on 6/27/2014.  Unconfirmed.

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