In Loving Memory...
In loving memory of Joe Phillips K8QOE
? - Jun 20, 2009Section Manager Joseph Phillips, K8QOE passed away at his home on Saturday, June 20. Joe died quickly following a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Donna,
and three children. Joe led a spirited Ohio Section ARRL organization effectively in his unique and enthusiastic manner. His untimely death is shocking. He will be missed. A writeup about Joe can be found here: arrl.org article on K8QOE
In loving memory of Sara Haynes KC8ZMC
? - May 19, 2009Sara L. Haynes, KC8ZMC became a silent key on May 19, 2009 as reported in QST.
In loving memory of Cathy Hrischenko VE3GJH
Aug 1932- March 20, 2009Catherine Helen Hrischenko VE3GJH became a silent key on Friday, March 20th. She died from colon cancer. Her husband wrote a nice tribute which can be found in the May/June 2009 issue of the Buckeye Burr.
In loving memory of Carol Hugentober WA8YL
July 30, 1941 - May 22, 2008
Carol Hugentober WA8YL (nee Schuch), beloved wife of John Hugentober Sr. (N8FU SK), dear mother of Melody (late Dave) Curtsinger KA8LAB & John (Tracy) Hugentober Jr W8CSK died on May 22, 2008. Carol and John Sr were among the early, if not founding members of Oh-Ky-In ARS and resided in Green Twp, OH. Both were also very active in CQWA. Carol was very active in the Belles including a former President, she was Vice President of the Oh-KY-IN club, was Vice President of YLRL and was in-line to run for President of the OH-KY-IN club when John N8FU died right before Dayton. She was also QSL mgr for an amateur radio operator in India.
In loving memory of Nancy Jayne D. Macdonald KA3VKJ/8
? - Jan. 10, 2005Nancy Jayne D. Macdonald KA3VKJ/8 died of cancer Monday January 10th. On-line condolences should go to Busch funeral Homes,
In loving memory of Lillian Abbott K8CKI
? - Aug. 7, 2003Lillian B. Abbott, K8CKI of Hamilton, OH, died Thursday, Aug. 7 at Huntington Manor. She is survived by her daughter, Jean Wyatt, and numerous grandchildren.
In loving memory of Natalie Andrews, K9CAT
? - July 24, 2003Natalie K9CAT, a long time Buckeye Belle associate passed away on July 24, 2003. Here is a website from the K9DUR Photo Album which has some very nice pictures of Natalie.
In loving memory of Katherine Schuster, WD8DLB
Oct 11, 1916 - Sept. 29, 2002Katherine T. Schuster (nee Kauntz), a long time Buckeye Belle member passed away on Sept. 29 after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward; dear mother of Ronald (Carol); grandmother of Stephen M.; sister of George Kauntz. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Assn., 12200 Fairhill Rd., Cleveland 44120.
In loving memory of Paula Conley
? - Dec. 21, 2001Paula (Pauline) Conley, a good friend of Jim Iams, K8BLB, died on 2am, Dec. 21, 2001 after a short illness. Paula was also a good friend of the Chix on Six and Two and the Buckeye Belles, having attended with Jim many events sponsored by both groups. The last event she attended was the Chix Christmas party at May N8MZJ's on Dec. 8, 2001. She will be missed by all.
In loving memory of Joe Tomazic, WT8P
? - April 13, 2001
Our condolence to May N8MZJ on the loss of her OM Joe WT8P in April due to bone cancer. He died Friday April 13th. Joe's death came only a few weeks after he was diagnosed. We are thankful that he did not suffer for a prolonged period of time.
The Chix came to enjoy Joe's radio pointers and many of us admired his radio room when we met at the Tomazic's home for meetings. Joe was willing to set up schedules with the YLs to help us improve our CW skills. He was very patient with the slow learners. My first CW contact on HF was with Joe in 1997. I was very nervous and I remember calling him on the phone after it was over and thanking him. I made several more CW contacts after that but haven't recently, however, I believe I will get back on CW to honor Joe.
May has been a great asset to the Ohio YL organizations. Since I've known her she has served as treasurer of the Chix and president of both the Belles and the Chix. Joe was very supportive of her efforts. We have missed May as she has taken time off from her club responsibilities to nurse Joe. We all agreed that it was the right thing for her to do even though we missed her input at our meetings.
At the last Chix YL club meeting, we decided to donate money to renew May's membership in the Chix, Buckeye Belles and YLRL so she doesn't have to worry about these minor details and can concentrate on dealing with the loss of Joe.
Our prayers are with you May.
33/76 , with love and sympathy, Nancy, kc4iyd
In loving memory of Hazel Cain, K9QGR
? - August 21, 2000
Hazel Cain was an extraordinary lady. She has attended every YLRL Convention and was excited about making the center pieces for the Ohio YLRL Convention in 2002. The
centerpieces were going to be dolls made to resemble the Buckeye Belle. Her daughter
informed us that she was "intent on finishing the trim on the last 2 dolls she had made
for the convention in 2002". Hazel died peacefully in her sleep.
In loving memory of Dorothy Higgins, W8RZN
June 6, 1919 - August 27, 1999
W8RZN, Dorothy Higgins became a silent key August 27th '99.
Dottie was one of a group of Toledo Ohio Women Amateur Radio Operators
who met for pleasure every Wednesday morning at 9. From this group came
the Buckeye Belles. Dottie Served as Memorial Station Custodian, W8MBI,
for years. The call was one of the original 10 Founders, Marvel .. Dottie
was responsible for the Belle Certificate which used Marge's, K8ITF,
original design of the Doll. She was one of the three sponsors of the
Belles Founders Award. Dottie and Fran, W8RZM were 'elmers' to many
Toledo area and lower Michigan Hams They were very evident at Hamfests,
YLRL COnventions...they usually were the group instigators in the early
60 to 90's. To the Family we offer our sympathy. Dorothy's warmth and
enthusiasm will long be remembered. --Shirley Rex, K8MZT
In loving memory of George Blakeslee
? - January 14, 1999
George Blakeslee, beloved husband of Jean WB8FIC, passed away on January
14, 1999. He will be missed by his friends in the Buckeye Belles. His support
for our organization was greatly appreciated. He never was licensed but was
very supportive of Jean and came to all the Belles annual meeting. He started
the History of the Belles by going through the past Burr. The first history
booklet covered 1961-1986 with an addendum covering 1986-1994.
In loving memory of Carol Iams W8WRJ
July 11, 1927 - August 30, 1997
It is with a very sad heart that I inform you that Carol Iams, W8WRJ, passed away in her sleep on August 30th due to heart failure.
I have known Carol for several years and am truly sadden at this news. Carol has been licensed since 1956. She was a member of YLRL since 1963 having held the position of 8th district chairwoman. In the Buckeye Belles, she was very active and had held the positions of editor and president, and in the Chix YL club she was the current secretary and past treasurer.
A donation in Carol's name to either the American Heart Association, the Buckeye Belles, the Chix YL group or the YLRL memorial scholarship fund would be a great way to remember Carol.
--- Nancy KC4IYD, Buckeye Belles Vice President
In loving memory of Elizabeth "Zip" Isham K8UKM
January 8, 1904 - July 31, 1997
"It is with a sad heart that I inform you of the passing of Elizabeth "Zip" Isham, K8UKM. Zip was 93 years old at the time of her death and in her younger days was very active with amateur radio. Zip was one of the founding members of the Buckeye Belles and was a lifetime member. When Zip was made a lifetime member a few years back, her daughter told me she was happy and honored that we thought that much of her. Zip was a very determined woman and was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be missed by all. Until we meet again "Zip" 33 & 76 from your fellow Belles. The Lord Bless You and Keep You and help your family through their loss." --Terri Berchak WD8LQH, Buckeye Belle President.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Fremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221 or you may make a contribution to the YLRL Scholarship fund in Zip's name if you wish.
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