OMIK Health and Welfare

Please send your Health and Welfare information to Mary Green, KD8ASF, Health & Welfare.

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Posted January 27, 2028: Ernest Stephens Jr.,  W3ETX, passed away on January 12, 2018 ... he was 94 years old.  His funeral service will be Monday January 29, 2018 at 9:30am at the JB Jenkins Funeral home in Landover, Maryland. 

“Steve” was involved in hosting the OMIK convention in 1980 in Washington DC. W3ETX also operated the CCARS repeater on 145.110 Mhz for several decades until recently when his health failed. 

Steve was famous for presenting quiz questions during the weekly net and the answer was never simple or obvious. Listening closely was required!  He was also fond of recounting the early (pre WW2) ham radio days and his short career as a radio operator on boats in the Gulf of Mexico.  Not a pleasant experience. 

He was a wealth of knowledge (gained at Virginia State University) and will be fondly remembered! 

January 8: - Janice Hill announces with great sadness the passing of her beloved husband, William Hill – W6TMH, on Sunday, December 31, 2017.

Services will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, January 12, 2018 in Pasadena,
CA. The address is:

Woods - Valentine Mortuary
1455  N. Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 798-8941

Viewing will be on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Woods -
Valentine Mortuary.

Internment will be at:
Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary
3888 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

The Repast will be held at:
Doubletree Hotel
7320 Greenleaf Avenue
Whittier, CA 90602

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the OMIK Scholarship Fund.

December 3 - We are saddened to hear from Nathan and Arlene Copeland of the passing of their dear Uncle and a long time member of your OMIK, Charles L. Lewis, W3IFX, who passed away at home December 19, 2017.

Nathan and Arlene Copeland would like to request that we broadcast this information throughout the Ham radio organizations because he had many friends throughout the world at least since the 1940s. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Thank you,
Nathan and Arlene Copeland 
Nephew and Niece

The Edward Dowdle Funeral Home:
+1 (914) 693-3300

Viewing Thursday, Dec 7th from 7 - 9 pm

Viewing Friday 8:30 - 10
With service to follow starting at 10

Mount Hope Cemetery
Jackson Avenue at Saw Mill River Road
Hastings-on-Hudson, New
(914) 478-1855

Here is a URL link to Charles L. Lewis' online obituary -

October 3, 2017 - Earl Haynes, NS8EH, age 89 passed October 3, 2017, services October 11, 2017 at Dayton National Cemetery.

September 2017 - Clarence Wilbur Small 1924- 2017

Clarence was a long-time associate member of OMIK. He along with Romeo Phillips, KA8ZUK, composed the OMIK hymn. In addition, for several years Clarence and Romeo presented Informances (informational Performances) at our conventions.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Thursday, September 28, 2017
Whitley Memorial Funeral Home
330 N. Westnedge Ave.
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49007

Family Hour
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday, September 29, 2017
Allen Chapel AME Church
804 W. North
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49007

Funeral Service
12:00 pm Friday, September 29, 2017
Allen Chapel AME Church
804 W. North
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49007

Stan Lee, KW1E passed on August 12, 2017.

Stan was diagnosed with a brain tumor in late July of this year. The family requests tnat any memorials for Stan be in the form of a donation to the OMIK Scholarship Fund.

Pat Sneed, KF6P celebration was great. Members of OMIK and WARFA were in attendance.

Pat was interred in Riverside National Cemetery next to her husband Ted. For a complete copy of Pat's celebration program in PDF format, click here. Click here for the Poster Pictures.



Posted June 13, 2017: We are sorry to pass along that Pat (Patricia) Sneed, KF6P, passed away on June 11, 2017.

Stone Funeral Home is handling arrangements: 355 East 9th Street, Upland CA 91786.  The church service for my mom is on Thursday, June 29th at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church: 224 West California St., Ontario CA. 91762.  Burial is at 1:00 at Arlington National Cemetery in Riverside.  There will be a police escort to the Cemetery.  Travel time is approximately 45 minutes. A reception will follow right after burial at the church.

We are saddened to pass along the loss of Marion Polite, W6FXH, on June 7, 2017

Posted February 25, 2017: It is with much sadness I report the passing of Eugene Thomopson (WE9J).

We have no further information regarding his at this time. The funeral service were this past Saturday at Antioc Baptist Church.

Please Keep the Thompson family in your prayers.  Please send cards to the Thompson family:

17030 Jeffery
South Holland, Il 60473

We are sorry to inform the members of the passing of long time OMIK  member and friend Clarence Forbes, KE9WB.

He passed 3:30 AM on February 21,2017. Information is from Ron, Clarence's son.

December, 2016: I'm sad to inform you of the passing of Bill Turner N2ADT.

No further information available at this time. I'm awaiting a call from Bill's son, Richard.

A celebration of life for Colonel Leon Lewis, Sr., (NA9Y) Sunrise May 1, 1944 Sunset July 10, 2016 Leon was an OMIK member for many years.

Please keep the Lewis family in your prayers Cards may be sent to:

2220 W. Coil ST.
Indianapolis, IN 46260.

We are sadden to report the death of OMIK member KD5AJC – Cornelia Hobley – the wife of OMIK’s long time historian N1CH, Charles Hobley of Houston, Texas. 

We believe that the final rites are scheduled for Friday, more information as it becomes available.

With great sadness we report that Marco Givanovich Vallery, Jr., W6PCH, has passed away.  His wife Lupe says she is doing well and with friends. Her report is that Marco was comfortable and well cared for.

Final rites will be held on Thursday – July 14, 2016 at

4400 Cherry Ave
Long Beach, Calif. 90807
Phone 562-424-8601

You may look up the Mortuary  on line, the schedule of events for Marco is posted and you can send flowers and or comments via e-mail.

It is with much sadness I report the passing of Tony McAlister ( KE9PH ) Tony went to be with the Lord on March 14, 2016.

Services will be this Saturday March 19, 2016 at AA Rayner & Sons Modern Funeral Home 318 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60619.

Repass & Wake  10AM to 11:30AM
Funeral 11:30 to 12:00

Cards may be sent to Thelma McAlister
9141 S. Paxton Ave.,  Chicago, IL 60617
773 721 7629


With sadness we report the loss of our friend Jerome “Jerry” Fiore, Sr. (SK) on February 2, 2016.

Please keep the Fiore's in your prayers. Sympathy cards may sent to his daughter:

Angela Fiore
713  Sussex Dr.
Birmingham, AL  35216.

I am so saddened to let you know that dad (Burton Paynter, VP9BP) passed away today, November 27, 2015, at 3:15pm. It happened so quickly once he was removed from support.

Dad had taken a turn for the worse and has been in the ICU for the last 3 weeks. He was on a breathing machine via a tracheotomy. The doctors assured us that there is nothing else they can do for him because his lung infection was so bad and his immune system was so low. We made the decision to pull life support this afternoon -- as dad would never want to live in the condition he's in.

Sympathy cards for Burton Paynter, VP9BP, can be sent to my parents home address is:

1008 15 1/2 St. N.
Moorhead, MN

I should have information about services by Monday but they will be held in Moorhead, MN later in the week/next week.

Please let me know if you need anything else from me right now.  You have no idea how much this means from my family. Ham radio has been such a big part of my dads life.

Katherine Paynter

Noember 4, 2015: "The Oldest city in the state of Nebraska" is now silent. Armour Wright (WB0EGI) is now a silent key.

He passed peacefully last evening at his nephew's house. Armour will be missed dearly.

The services for Armour Wright will be held at:

Bellevue Memorial Chapel
2202 Hancock Street
Bellevue, NE.  68005

Viewing at 12 Noon
Services at 1:00 PM.

Cards can be mailed to:

Mr. George Wright
2731 Polk Street
Omaha Ne. 68107


On August 18, 2015 the ham radio community in the Washington DC lost another long time ham, Calvin Cooley, WA3HPS ("hot potato salad").

Cal was 83 years old and he is survived by two daughters and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Cal grew up in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and earned a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He retired from US Steel. In retirement Cal worked ensuring the Washington DC parks department golf courses were safe and he enjoyed playing golf in his spare time.

Cal was also Vice President for many years of the Capital City Amateur Radio Society (CCARS) and he enjoyed operating CW on the HF bands. Cal was also active in OMIK at the time when the convention was held in Washington DC. His steady presence and sound judgement will be missed by the CCARS membership.

William ("Bill Jr") Gilliam, KB3FEB, (shown below in his ham shack on May 15, 2015) died from Cancer on July 15, 2015.

He is survived by his wife Diane, KB3FEA, his daughter Amber, and several sisters and brothers, and other relatives. Bill was retired and very active on the HF bands checking into various nets on a daily basis, including Sunday mornings on the OMIK 40meter net. He also chased DX and often would participate on the 20meter DX nets heard daily around 14.245mhz. He made friends via ham radio, all over the world.

On several occasions, Bill and Diane hosted field day events on their 10 acre "farm" in Croom, Maryland. Visitors to the farm would be treated to fascinating stories Bill would tell about his career installing sophisticated fire suppression systems in places like the Pentagon and other high security locations in the Washington DC area. Bill Jr would also take you to seek the livestock that sometimes inhabited their pastures and barns. His beloved Great Dane, Ceaser would happily accompany him.

Bill Jr's voice on HF worldwide and on two meters locally will be missed (but not forgotten)! RIP
-Charles D. Smith AI4OT

Our dear friend Floyd Galloway, KA4CGI, went to be with the Lord. Floyd was a warm and caring man. I will miss his contagious laugh. Services for Floyd as follows:

The funeral will be held on Monday March 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM at  Salem Missionary Baptist Church.
The address is 1001 Crest view Rd. Anderson, SC 29621 (864 361 1659).

Home address;

429 Johnson Rd.
Pelzer, SC 29669

William Pryor, WB8KMX, 81, SK on Feb.10, 2015 after an extended illness.

William grew up in East Dayton and went through the Dayton Public School system. He served in the U. S. Air Force. He retired from GM/Inland Division after 35 years of service. During retirement, William worked for local funeral homes. Mr. Pryor was an avid Ham radio operator. He was a member of OMIK, an association of African American Ham Radio Operators in OH, MI, IN and KY. He was member of the Dayton Amateur Radio Association
and volunteered at the Dayton Hamvention for over 15 years.

He was licensed in 1971 and was a life member of the QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association)

Preceded in death by his father, William Pryor Jr., mother, Beatrice Dillard White, wife, Helen L. Pryor, daughter, Thresa Pryor. He will be sadly missed by his loving children,10 grandchildren, neighbor of 50 years, Mrs. Virginia Taylor, a host of other relatives, childhood friends of the East End, many other friends and loved ones.

Words do an injustice in explaining how much we will miss our sister, Bounita Favorite, W5BTF, who has passed . She will remain very alive in our memories and admiration. Our prayers and thoughts to Amos.

Here is a URL to The Advocate with a very nice article about Bounita:

Bounita Thomas Favorite Funeral Arrangements

Viewing: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 1:00- 5:00 PM
Hall Davis & Sons Funeral Service
9348 Scenic Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70807

Viewing & Funeral Mass: Thursday, December 11, 2014
Viewing 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Omega Omega Service 10:00 AM
Funeral Mass 11:00 AM

St. George Catholic Church
7808 St. George Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Interment, St. George Catholic Church
7808 St. George Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Repast, Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority- Baton Rouge Alumnae Chapter
926 Harding Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70807

We are saddened to report that Gentry Harris, KG6LEV, (SK) on or about September 5, 2014.

The services for Gentry Harris KG6LEV are as follows:

The Viewing will be at the FOREST LAWN - COVINA HILLS, 21300 Via Verde Drive, Covina, CA 91724 on Friday September 12th  from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Funeral Services will Be at the:
Church of Christ
331 W. 9th st.
Upland, California 91786
11:00 am on Saturday September 13th.

We are saddened to report that George T. Mitchell, K6ZE (SK) on September 3, 2014. Dear OMIK Family,

Funeral services for George Mitchell ( K6ZE)  will be Sept. 11, 2014 @ 1:00 PM at Choyas View United Methodist Church   907 47th St. San Diego, Ca.   Repass at church after service. No viewing and no grave site ceremony.  Please keep the Mitchell family in your prayers. May George, rest in peace.

To view George's funeral flyer click here: George T. Mitchell-p1 & George T. Mitchell-p2

Cards can be sent to

Mrs. Mitchell
1901 50th St.
San Diego, Ca

We are sad to report that Frederick Ratcliff, KK5TN  Went to be with the lord.

Funeral Service: 11am, Sat., 7/5/2014, Visitation: 3-6pm and Wake: 6-7pm, Fri. 7/4 all at Black and Clark Funeral Chapel, 2517 E. Illinois Ave., Dallas, TX (214) 376-8297 
Please keep the Ratcliff family in your prayers.

Cards may be sent to:
Bobbie Ratcliff
7232 Long Canyon Trail
Dallas, TX 75249-1142

Freddie Neil Demerson, N5AKL, passed on June 11, 2014. Freddie was born in Marlin, TX the son of Zenobia Demerson and Stidwell Demerson. He married Deloris A. Demerson and had two sons Friedrick S. Demerson & Ronald E. Demerson; a sister Sharon A. Tolbert and brother Larry Joe Demerson. Freddie was educated at Central State University and worked as the Scheduling Supervisor at Tinker Air Force Base.

Visitations: 5pm-9pm Thursday, June 19, 2014 and 9am-9pm Friday, June 20, 2014
Cemetery: Hillcrest Memory Gardens, 12825 N.E. 50th St., Spencer, OK 73084
Services: St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5700 N. Kelley Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Services date and time: 11am Saturday, June 21, 2014
Temple and Sons Funeral Directors, 2801 N Kelley Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73111
(405) 427-8321

Johnnie Allen ( spouse Nora ) W5ESI went to be with the Lord on Saturday May 24, 2014. Johnnie and Nora were married for 52 years. Our prayers are with the Allen family.. Sympathy cards may be sent to the Allen residents, (Blue Book) Flowers to Hanna Funeral Home 3727 Lewis Dr. Port Arthur, TX 77642

Church services; May 31 2014 Viewing 8:00 AM-10:00 AM @

1St. 6Th Street Baptist Church
548 Abe Lincoln Ave.
Port Arthur, TX 77640

Burial: 12:00 Noon @

Live Oak Cemetery
12563 W. Port Arthur Rd.
Beaumont, TX 77705

Turner, Henry L., N8GBE, beloved husband of Venetta Turner (Lynch ) May 9, 2014 Age 88 years.

Funeral Service at New Jerusalem Baptist Church. 26 W North Bend Rd. on Friday May 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM. Friends may call Friday, May 16 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at New Jerusalem Baptist Church. Burial at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio with full Military Honors. Special online condolences for family and friends may be expressed at

Keep Venetta and family in your prayers.

Walter Ervin, KEØD, of Pueblo, Colorado passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Walt was very active ham radio operator in the 1970s thru the 1990s before he began to have medical problems.

Funeral Service for Walter Ervid, KE0D:
11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Frist AME Church
613 W. Mesa Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004
(719) 544-8125
Visitation will be at the church one hour before the funeral. Angelus Chapel Mortuaries will handle the arrangements
1102 E Evans Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004
(719) 544-4368
Cards can be sent to Walter’s widow, Octavia at 1325 Van Buren, Pueblo, Co. 81004 or to the church. The Ervin telephone number is good in the 2014 OMIK BlueBook..

Aaron George, N6BJK, became a Silent Key on April 8, 2014 and was a proud member and fan of radio operations.

He started out on the CB bands. In the early 70’s and was known around the world as “Blue Mark”. He attended all the radio breaks operations In Los Angles, Atlanta, Seattle, Dallas, as well as San Diego. He was an associate member of the WEST Coast Soul Brothers and Sisters. Later he was one of the founders of The San Diego Based “Border Controllers” CB Club. In 1993 he qualified for an Amateur Radio license with The Federal Communications System and became a member of the San Diego Metropolitan ARC and OMIK Amateur Radio Association. His Call was KE6BJK and later became N6BJK. Amateur Radio has lost a outstanding.

Services for Arron George N6BJK will be on April 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Cypress View Mausoleum & Crematory, 3953 Imperial Ave. San Diego, Ca. 92113 619-264-3168.

Flowers may be sent to,
Cynthia Peeks
5728 Luber St.
San Diego Ca. 92114

God Bless the George family.

Robert L. Straughter, Sr., KA4PUW, went to be with the lord on April 5, 2014 Robert was 81 years of age.

Surviving are a lovely wife of 51 years, Elizabeth, one son, and five daughters.  NA4F Robert Dozier, and Robert Straughter were friends for over 40 years. Robert's call was KA4PUW which he let expire some time ago,

Our prayers to the surviving family members. God Bless!

Bill Jackson, W5FSO passed away on 19, March. We don't have all the particulars but to our knowledge the funeral will be held this Saturday 22 March at 11:00 am. Fred WB5HKV will be present at the funeral to say a few words on behalf of OMIK.

The Washington County Mississippi Convention Center
1040 South Raceway Rd.
Greenville, Ms. 38703

Cards can be sent to:
Mrs Cybil Jackson
315 N. Orange St
Greenville Ms 38701

Keep Bill and his family in your prayers.


For a complete copy of Bill Jackson's obituary in PDF format, click here.

Ritner Nesbitt, N4BNM, has gone to be with the Lord. His key is now silent. Rit passed on January 31, 2014 at home.

We, in the ham radio fraternity and OMIK family are devastated to hear of Rit's passing. His enthusiasm for family, friends, and hobby was

May the love and prayers of friends sustain the Nesbitt family during this difficult period.

Services for Ritner Nesbitt will be held on Saturday, February 8 at 2:00 PM at the Hanley/Shelton Funeral Directors, 473 Lawrence Street, Marietta ,GA 30060

Our thoughts and prayers for Pat and the family.

Below is a message from Pat received in April of 2014 to OMIK:

N4BNM-Ritner B. Nesbitt
I want to sincerely thank the OMIK family (this   organization is truly a family) for the cards, gifts and condolences sent to my family after Ritner's passing. I received so many calls from OMIK members and I truly, truly, appreciate the high esteem given to my husband.
I would like to express a special thank you and much love to Geno (N4GNO) who honored my husband and my family by playing taps at the grave site. His kindness will never be forgotten.
Ritner loved his radios. I would always say that his radios were his first love and I was his second and that was just fine by me. His hobby gave me the opportunity to meet and befriend some of you that will be with me until the day that I go to meet with him and I thank you for that.  Ritner's wish was that the OMIK organization would expand and grow, drawing in some of the younger generation. I know that with the age of technology that we live in, kids are more interested in cell phones, ipods, ipads and computers, but what they don't know is that if  all of the cell towers fail they won't be able to communicate with anyone. If they were HAMS, they would be able to communicate with the world.
Again I say thank you, thank you, thank you.
Patricia Inman Nesbitt

James Harris, KJ4EL, became an SK, as a result of a stroke, on Saturday, 18 January, 2014.

Service will be held at Ross-Clayton Funeral Home
1412 Adams Ave. Montgomery, AL 36104 | Tel: 334-262-3889,
January 23, 2014 at 11:00 am.
Burial will follow at Alabama National Cemetery
3133 Alabama 119, Montevallo, AL 35115. Phone:(205) 665-9039

It is with heavy heart that I report to you that Mr. H. Walcott Benjamin, Sr, EL2BA passed away this morning today Jan 4, 2014 at 7:07 AM.

Sunrise: February 8th, 1935
Sunset: January 4th, 2014

Ben also held the callsign V21WB and was President Emeritus of the Liberia Radio Amateur Association (LRAA).

I met Ben during my Fulbright year in Liberia and I interacted with him on subsequent sojourns there. I am looking at a certificate signed by him certifying that I had successfully completed a task . The last time I saw EL2BA was at an OMIK conference in Baltimore, Maryland, where I had a chance to meet and interact with his bride. Oh, what a memory to cherish. He is now a silent key - - a cherish silent key who will be remembered at the OMIK conference scheduled in July in the City of Savannah, Georgia.

Introduction to Ben was through one Henry H. Hali, KF2FP whose call at the time was EL7E. Brother Hali has kept me informed about Ben through the years, and I am sadden to now know that Ben's key is silent!

"May the soul of the departed rest in peace, and may God's perpetual light shine upon him."

Sadly, Romeo Phillips, KA8ZUK

Sunrise: February 8th, 1935
Sunset: January 4th, 2014

With sadden hearts and deep regrets, the Benjamin, Gomes and Martin families announce the home-going of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, Hubert Walcott Benjamin, Sr.

This sad event occurred on Saturday, January 4th, 2014 at the Richmond University Medical Center on Staten Island, NY after a protracted illness.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his unconditional love his wife, Mrs. Esther L. Benjamin; step-son Yor-El Francis. His ex-wife, Emily McClain Benjamin, their children: Hubert Walcott Jr, James Edward (Florence), Rosalyn Perrine Mayme, Debra Estene, Sheila Victoria, Cleopatra Denise and Emile John Kish. He is also survived by sons - Frank Leslie Williams, Hassan Carl Benjamin and Albert Walcott Benjamin, two adopted children - Harriet Benjamin & James Roberts Benjamin. Walcott currently has twenty-eight grandchildren. Walcott also leaves to mourn four sisters: Hyacinth, Marilyn, Evelyn and Sheila, and additional scores of cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and a hosts of other relatives, professional associates and friends in Antigua, Liberia, England, the United States and other countries.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Wake-Keeping Service: 6:00pm – 9:00pm Friday January 17th, 2014
St. John’s Episcopal Church 718-447-1605
1333 Bay Street
Staten Island, NY 10305

Funeral Service: 9:00am - 12 noon Saturday January 18th, 2014
St. John’s Episcopal Church 718-447-1605
1333 Bay Street
Staten Island, NY 10305

Church of St. Michaels 718-442-1688
211 Harbor Rd
Staten Island, NY 10303

US Contacts:
Esther L. Benjamin (NY) 718-816-1197
Alvin Goodridge (NY) 917-204-8150
Henry Hali (NJ) 201-214-3136
Hubert Benjamin (MD) 303-521-8899
Rosalyn Benjamin (TX) 214-682-7412
Debra Benjamin (TX) 972-822-6566
Sheila Morris (GA) 469-583-2425
Cleopatra Benjamin (TX) 972-834-0535

Liberia Contact:
James Benjamin 231-641-1564
Hotel Accommodations in Staten Island, NY

Hilton Garden Inn New York/Staten Island
1100 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314
Ask for Bereavement Rate - $135.20 + tax

Ramada Inn Staten Island
535 North Gannon Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314
Group Rate - $84.99 + tax
Group Name: Benjamin Funeral
Reservations must be made no later than Tuesday, January 14, 2014 to qualify

WA0GWL Roy Fletcher (SK), went to be with the lord on Monday Nov.25,13.











Pictured: Roy Fletcher, WA0GWK his wife Ms Maeleen Fletcher, WA0FDK at the renewing of their vows a few years ago. Maeleen passed away in February 2012.

Frank Green, KA4CNF, has provided the following details for

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                  PUBLIC 4:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

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                    AURORA, COLORADO 80010
                    (303) 340-2660
                    TIME: 11:00 A.M.

                   4400 WEST KENYON AVENUE
                   DENVER, COLORADO 80236
                   (303) 761-0117


God Bless!

Funeral service for our dear departed friend and colleague Astley R.S. Bygrave WA2OLE/6Y5 will be Saturday October 19, 2013 at 10:00 am.

Fred Hunter's Funeral Home.
6301 Taft Street
Florida 33024
Please visit the website at

The Wake for Michael Bryant, N6UBW will be at Mt. View Mortuary 570 E. Highland Ave. San Bernardino,Ca 92404  909 882 2943

The Funeral will be at Ecclesia Christian Fellowship.1314 E. Date Street, San Bernardino,Ca 92404   909 881 5551 

Internment will be at Riverside National Cemetery, 

It is with sadness I report the passing of Michael L. Bryant,N6UBW. He went to be with the Lord on Aug 13, 2013.

Please send cards to, The Bryant family 1095 Kendall Dr. #H206 San Bernardino , CA 92407-5208

Joseph M. "Jinks" Jenkins, W3JPG

Viewing for Joseph Jenkins, August 8, 2013 from 5 to 7 PM
March Funeral Home
4300 Wabash Do field Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21215

Home Going Services, August 9th, 2013
Family Time 10: to 10:30 am
Services at 11:00 am

Church of the Holy Trinity
2300 Lafayette Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21216

Cards and Letters may be sent to:

It is with sadness I report the passing of Prentiss A. Banks, KA6OMS. Prentiss passed on April 28,13

Funeral services were held this past Tuesday in Riverside. Many were present from the ham community.
Our prayers go out to the Bank's family

Bobby G. Kennon, Sr. KD6MN went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

Services celebrating his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Hwy 157 in Bellevue, LA. Pastor Larry Cain will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6-7 p.m. at Benevolent Funeral Home.

Ralph Ward KM4BI passed away on April 13, 2013. Beverly Ward said " Ralph is in a better place"

Services will be Wednesday April 24, 2013. at 11:00am at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. Taylor Funeral Home 3417 Wilcox Boulevard Chattanooga, TN 37411 has his body. Visitation will be April 23, 2013 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Cards may be sent to Mrs. Beverly Ward 2800 Terry Ct. Chatanooga, TN 37411

James “Al” Rogers, Wb4TZJ, is a Silent Key. The services have not been planned, but I asked Grace to let me know when she gets more information. Click here for a PDF copy of the funeral service.

Al served for several years as chair of the Voting and Elections Standards committee. He kept that title until his eyesight began to fail a couple year ago.

James is at the R.S. Lewis Funeral Home:

Please send cards or flowers to Mrs Georgia Rogers 2310 Sparks Rd Memphis TN 38106-8244 Our hearts go out to Georgia.

We will all miss James Roland KG4HHW. Unbeknownst to us James passed away in October of 2012.

Jame's goddaughter Katie, shared this information with OMIK March 20th 2013 James was the epitome of a diversified man with many accomplishments. The obituary I received from Katie is very long, If anyone desires to read it, I will send it to you via an e mail. ( Please forward to interested person's) Cards may be sent to Katie Nash 1308 Parliament lake Dr. Columbia SC 29223.

Click here for a PDF of James Roland Obituary.

It is with sadness that I report the passing of James Bradshaw AA5Q James left us on March 12 at 1;45 AM.

Viewing, Visitation Thursday March 21, 5-8PM at Sunset Funeral Home. North East 4631 Hondo Pass El Pasto Tx 915 755 4494

The funeral will be held at 1st A.D. chapel 11272 Biggs St. El Paso Tx 79908 East Ft. Bliss ( Date is March 22 starting time 12:00 )

Our prayers to Katherine . Please send cards to 9308 Raleigh Dr. El Paso Tx 79924 915 751 2791

Reggie Pittman K2RPP is a silent key, February 19, 2013.

Reginald Pittman
314 E. Main Street
Powellsville NC 27967
Wife's name: Bertha
Telephone # 252-332-3293
Furneral will be Sunday 2/24/13.

KX5S, Jim Thompson, is a silent key. He passed away Feb 20, 2013

Funeral service is Monday Feb 25 2013 at the Golden Gate Funeral Home
at 11:00AM; 4155 S RL Thornton FWY; Dallas, Tx 75224
Phone 214-941-7332
God Bless the Thompson family.

Rev. Wallace Mc Arthur Wright Jr. AD8N went home to be with the lord on Sunday Jan 27, 2013. Wallace was born on Nov. 17, 1940 in Middleton Ohio. He married Sylvia Mc Guire July 1968. They had two beautiful children.

The viewing will be held 4-6 PM Sunday Feb.3 2013 at Fair view United Methodist Church 828 W. Fair view Ave. Dayton, Ohio 45405

Home going services will be held 11 AM Monday Feb. 4 2013 at Fair view United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service.

Arrangements entrusted to Thomas Funeral Home 4520 Salem Ave. Dayton Ohio 937 274 8777

On line condolences may be sent to the family at

Ardell Lewis (KI6GX) passed on Sunday, December 30, 2012.

Funeral services are as follows:
Monday, January 7 at 10:00 AM
Trinity Baptist Church
2040 W. Jefferson Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Church Phone number:  323/735-0044

It is was great sadness to report that Lou Johnson K6UMX passed away this morning on New Year’s Day. Lou was 94 years young, had been a teacher at Alcorn College in Mississippi, worked for the Los Angeles school board for many years, ran his own electronics and communications business in Inglewood, Ca and was still very active in his community and radio clubs. The VE test team that he headed up was responsible for testing and helping hundreds to obtain their ham licenses

Mr. Johnson, Sr's Church Funeral services will take place on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at:

The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
10654 Juniper Avenue
Fontana, CA 92337
(909) 356-0201

Flowers  may be sent by arrangement through Mr. Mark Lacourt, Funeral Director at (909) 822-8083:

Ingold Chapel Funeral Home
8277 Juniper Ave        
Fontana, California 92335

Also, Flowers  may be sent on-line through the Funeral Home, click here for the link.

Amateur radio has lost a dear friend. Andy Chester, N5KAA, an OMIK member, died on December 23, 2012. He was born on November 28, 1931. We extend our condolences to his family.

Please send cards only to  his daughter, Adrien Chester, at his home address:

15203 Ridingwood
Missouri City, TX 77489

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM on December 29th at McDuffie's Funeral Home.

Mc Duffie's Funeral Home
115 W. Hamilton St
 Houston, TX.77086

His actual funeral will be held in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday, January 5. I will forward location and time as soon as I receive the information.

Joe (NU6L), Chair
Health & Welfare

It is with sadness I report the passing of David L Spight, WV5Y, (the brother of OMIK member Tommy KJ9K).

Funeral services will be held Dec. 1st at 11:a.m. in New Albany Mississippi, Watson Grove Baptist Church 521 E. Bankhead St. . New Albany,MS. Please send all flowers and cards to the funeral home.

Serenity Funeral Home
722 Coulter Dr
New Albany, MS 38652

Funeral arrangements for Edgar Brown, N6OU, are as follows:

Forest Lawn Cemetery
Tuesday, 23/October/2012 CE
2:30 P.M. PDT
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, California 90068
(323) 254-7251

Condolences can be sent to:

Mrs. Irene Brown
13839 Gavina Ave
Sylmar, California 91342

It is with great regret that I inform you that Edgar Brown, N6OU, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2012,

I will apprise you when funeral/memorial arrangements have been made. Semper Fi, • Tommy L. Haliburton, Sr - K6YE

Polycarp K. Gadegbeku, "Doc" KZ4P became a Silent Key on Thursday June 28, 2012 while in Florida, funeral arrangements are pending. Dr. Gadegbeku held a high office in his Masonic Lodge. "Doc" hosted the 1999 Rendezvous at his home in Kingstree, SC., he was and loved the Roosters. He will be missed by all. Condolences to his family and multitude of friends.

Jimmie L. Charles WW6JC

Robert Isaac, WA1SMI: It sadded me to announce that Robert Isaacs my old friend is a silent key.

Bob passed away Sunday April 22,2012 he was laid to rest Thursday,26 2012. Services was conducted at the Masonic Temple in Boston,Mass. He was a 33 degree Mason, which is honorary, may he rest in peace.

Robert (Bob) Isaacs, WA1SMI
42 Pine Ridge Drive

de - "Mitch"

I regret to inform you that my father, William M. Corbin, KB7NAA, passed away January 1st, 2012.

Angela Corbin Bransford
Mr. William M. Corbin, KB7NAA
2401 W.Cheery Lynn Rd.
Phoenix, AZ. 85015

It is with great regret that I inform you that Mrs. Maeleen Fletcher (WB0FDK), wife of Roy Fletcher (WA0GWL), passed away Thursday, 9/February/2012. Viewing and funeral arrangements times are listed below:

Wake: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 4:00 - 9:00 P.M.
            at Pipkin Braswell Funeral Home
            6601 East Colfax Avenue
            Denver, Colorado 80220

Funeral: Friday February 17, 2012, 11:00 A.M.
                at St Stevens Missionary Baptist Church
                3125 Humboldt Street
                Denver, Colorado 80205

Cards and condolences can be sent to:

Roy Fletcher and Family
13298 East Exposition Drive
Aurora, Colorado 80013

William Braswell, W9QB has passed as reported to Mitch, KB8QT

GARY, IN 46408


Fred Draper, WA4WZT, a former president of OMIK became a Silent Key on Friday, September 02, 2011.

Fred will be missed by many family and friends, his key will always be silent, but always remembered. Fred's funeral service was held on Friday , September, 9. Several OMIK members attended.

Family of Fred Draper
1287 Semmes
Memphis, TN 38111

Posted, September 18, 2011

Israel “Lee” Simmons, K9CZL, became a Silent Key on July 25, 2011

His wife is also reportedly in the hospital. At Lee’s request, no services were held. OMIK member, Charles Burns, N9SHB, presented the OMIK Affirmation to the Simmons family.

Israel Simmons, N9CZL
1031 Samson Dr.
University Park, Ill 60466
Phone: 708-235-0139

John B (Boyd) Crawford, K6RD, became a Silent Key on May 14, 2011

He was a founder and former member of the Los Angeles Amateur Radio Club. The information of his passing was reported by Boyd’s grandson and reported by N6VOH on May 14, 2011.

Austin R. Thomas, VP9AT, has become a Silent Key

Reported by his dear wife to a friend in Orlando, Florida. Funeral services were held on May 12, 2011 on the Island of Bermuda.

Mr. Austin R. Thomas
P.O. Box PG204
Paget, Bermuda PGBX
Phone: 441-236-4386
Interment was at St. Johns Cemetery, Pembroke.

Phone calls to his daughter Renee can be had by dialing (441)-236-4386 or via e-mail

Walter Carlington, VP9KD, sent this report of the services:

The funeral for Austin VP9AT began last evening at his church ‘Evening Light Pentecostal Church Inc.’ were all tributes were read. At his state funeral which was televised from the ‘First Church of God’, attended by an estimated seven to eight hundred people from all walks of life, my sister "Pamela" who has close working ties with Austin’s daughter ‘Renee’, was slotted in to read the OMIK Silent Key Resolution for Austin, which I delivered to her office this morning. After the reading applause went up as the framed document was handed to Austin’s wife.

For additional information on Austin's life and work, click here and here.
Click here to download Austin's funeral program. In PDF format.
Click here to download the OMIK Affirmation for Austin as a PDF file.

Stanley A.M. Gordon, W2CVL, 90, of Hot Springs, went to live with his Lord and Savior on May 9, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center.

Stanley was born June 29, 1920, to Mr. and Mrs. Ivory (Cora) Gordon. He was a graduate of Langston High School and a U.S. Army Veteran, and of the Methodist faith. Predeceased by his parents and siblings.

Survivors include his brother, Joseph (Helen) Gordon of Galveston, Texas, and his extended family.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 13 in Hot Springs.

Click here to view Stanley's rememberance, "Reflections of Life" as an image file.


Charles L Flowers, WA4OWI, 87, became a Silent Key on April 10, 2011

Charles was a retired manager-vehicle operation for U.S. Postal Service. He died on April 10 at his residence.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 16 at Martin Memorial Temple CME Church. He leaves one daughter, Angela Moore and one son, Robert Flowers.

The Commercial Appeal newspaper has a guest book for Mr. Flowers that you can sign or view.

Charles L Flowers
277 W Essex Ave
Memphis, Tennessee 38109


Henry Patterson, W4HPJ, passed away on March 5, 2011.

Henry's former call was AK1X, when he lived in Massachusetts.

Condolences to the Patterson Family
1914 Hemming Way
Lithonia, GA 30058

Vanue B. Lacour, WA5TQA, passed away on January 7, 2011

Instead of flowers, please make a donation to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, 5546 Choctaw Dr., Baton Rouge, LA. 70805

Please send condolences to:
The Lacour Family
2578 79th Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA. 70807-5624

To read Van's obituary and a synopis of his professional life, click here.

George “Brownie” Brown, W8EVD, became a silent on January 7, 2011

Please send your condolences to Mrs. Thelma Brown, his widow, at:
Oakleaf Village Seniors Community
5500 Karl Road, Apartment 113
Columbus, Ohio 43229

Funeral services for Don Baker, W3HBD, are as follows:

Sunday, January 9, 2011
5:00 pm until 8:00 pm
March Funeral home
4300 Wabash Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
(410) 542-2400

Monday, January 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm
Union Baptist Church
1219 Druid Hill Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
(410) 523-688

Bill Brandenburg , W0QNI, passed away at home on Dec. 6, 2010

His son Paul was at his side along with the hospice team from Kaiser Hospital. Plans for his final rites are pending.

Bill was a member of OMIK Amateur Radio Association and the net manager for WARFA, a QCWA member among many other ham groups. He was proud to pronounce to the world that he was the Heathkit Junkie and indeed - he had two garages full of assorted Heathkit gear and manuals.

Bill served as WARFA net manager for a longer period than anyone in the 30-plus years of the organization. Billy Yates, N6YW has assumed the net manager's role for WARFA.

Bill's address is good in the OMIK BlueBook and on QRZ.

Mr. Shirley L. Hobbs Jr., N9RTX , became a silent key this past week.

Mr. Shirley L. Hobbs Jr.
7515 Oglesby Ave.
Chicago,Ill 60649

November 28, 2010

Charles H. Sorey Sr., KC8UMU, passed away the week of November 8, 2010.

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the Sorrey family. Click here to view Mr. Sorey's funeral program.

Charler H.Sorey Sr.
952 Walton Av.
Dayton,Ohio 45402-5333


Fred (No. 1) Draper, WA4WZT, had a heart attack three weeks ago and is in a rehab center iin Memphis, Tenn.

Fred Draper, Sr.
Primacy Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center
Room 221
6025 E. Primacy Parkway
Memphis, TN 38119

Posted January 27, 2018: Ernest Stephens Jr.,  W3ETX, passed away on January 12, 2018 ... he was 94 years old.  His funeral service will be Monday January 29, 2018 at 9:30 am at the JB Jenkins Funeral home in Landover, Maryland. 

“Steve” was involved in hosting the OMIK convention in 1980 in Washington DC. W3ETX also operated the CCARS repeater on 145.110 mhz for several decades until recently when his health failed.

Steve was famous for presenting quiz questions during the weekly net and the answer was never simple or obvious. Listening closely was required! He was also fond of recounting the early (pre WW2) ham radio days and his short career as a radio operator on boats in the Gulf of Mexico.  Not a pleasant experience.  He was a wealth of knowledge (gained at Virginia State University) and will be fondly remembered!

Posted January 17, 2018: We are saddened to learn that John Spann the son of Bob (KE6BJL) and Bessie (KI6UUE) Spann, passed away on Sunday evening January 14th. 

Additional information will be forthcoming.

Posted November 30, 2017: It is with great sadness that I inform you of my mother, Ethel R, Mitchell, passed on Wednesday Afternoon. She was 84 yrs old with her 85th next month.

I could go on and on about her but I will only say.

She was a loving wife, mother of 2, grandmother of 3, and great-grandmother to her love Callen, her great-grandson. Retired School Teacher of over 34 years, and a widely known Funeral Directress in South Carolina for over 40 years.

Mom was one in a million and she kept a promise to my dad to offer funeral service to everyone that came to her, regardless of financial status. She loved people. (period)

Lloyd Mitchell KO4L

Posted January 19, 2017: Della Jones, sister-in-law of Julius Jones, W2IHY, passed away this week.

Viewing will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Sweets Funeral Home, 4365 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY 12538. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Beulah Baptist Church, 92 Catherine Street, Poughkeepsie, NY

Condolences may be sent to the Jones family at Julius Jones’ address in the OMIK BlueBook.

December 19, 2016: The wife of Tom Ollie, KA6QDE, passed away on in San Bernardino, CA.

Please keep Ollie family in your thoughts and prayers.

Condolences to:
Thomas Ollie and Family
214 South Iris Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Posted October 15, 2016: It's with much sadness we report the passing of Pearl Pedro's sister, Barbara Smith. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Pedro family.

The funeral will be At Allen Chapel AME Church, 4009 Locust St., Riverside, CA 92509
Cards to the Pedro family
572 Northern Pkwy. 
Uniondale, NY 11553-2834

Posted August 3, 2016: It is with great sadness and sorrow to inform you of the passing of Elviria
(Betty) Taylor.

Please keep the Taylor family in your prayers. Cards may be sent to James Taylor, KD5COJ at:

1101 Alta Vista Dr
Killeen, TX 76549-1148

April 11, 2016: It is with regret that I inform the OMIK family of the passing of Tyanna Ervin, the daughter of Walter (KEØD-SK) and his widow Octavia Ervin.

Walter and Octavia attended many conventions before he had health difficulties in the late 1990s and he was very active on ham radio. Tyanna moved from Denver two years ago to assist Octavia after Walter passed away in 2014.

Services for Tyanna Ervin:
First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 1 p.m.
310 West 11th Street
Pueblo, CO 81003

Please send cards to:
Mrs. Octavia Ervin
1325 Van Buren Street
Pueblo, CO 81004

It is with sadness that I report the passing of Loretta McGreen, the wife of George McGreen, W2OJD.

More information when available. Our prayers and thoughts to the McGreen family.

We have received a message from Leonard, KQ0L last night that his mother, Willa Mae Mosley, passed away at 11:20 pm Tuesday night. This is after a long battle with an extended illness.

Let's keep him in our prayers. More information as it becomes available.

Below are the arrangement for Willa Mae Mosley, mother of Leonard, KQ0L.

The funeral will be Friday January 15 at 11:00 am at Progressive Church Of God In Christ
3205 Adams Street, Denver, CO. 80205 .

To share a special memory or leave a message for the family, Please visit :       

Look for  Willa Mae Mosley

With heavy hearts today Loretta Hall past away at 2:30 pm at University Hospital in Aurora, CO. So far Oscar (K0SSE) is doing well.

The wake or viewing of my wife's body will take place Monday the 14th from 4 to 9pm at the mortuary. The funeral will take placeTuesday the 15th at 11 am at the mortuary. Burial will be at Fort Logan Military Cemetery here in Colorado. Caldwell Kirk mortuary 2101 Marion St Denver, CO 80239 is handling the arraignments. Anyone who wishes to send flowers may do so but the family says any one who would rather make a charitable contribution to any organization in Loretta's name in lieu of flowers please feel free to do so. 
(may I suggest the OMIK scholar ship fund -- just thought of that and I feel that money would be more useful instead of the flowers).

Oscar W. Hall, K0SSE.

It is with sadness that I report the passing of Dolores Austin. She is the younger sister of Robert Spann ( KB6BJL).   Bob and Betsey are flying to Chicago on Monday, November 2, 2015.

Services for will be held on November 7, 2015 starting at 11:00 AM at The Word Made Flesh Worship Center, 3709 West 147 Place, Midlothian, IL 60445.

Please keep the Spann family in your prayers. More information will be provided when available.

It is with great sadness that we pass along this message from Fred, KD6DKH, who's wife Toni, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 25, 2015.

Please keep Fred and family in your thoughts and prayers.

On July 25, 2015, the Lord called Cynethia Elaine “Toni” John­son home to be in heaven.
Born July 28, 1955, she has been a resident of Calimesa.

Cynethia was retired and loved her Wednesday lunches with her friends. She also enjoyed Red Hat events, bingo with her friends, the bowling league at the Plantation on the Lake.
She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Fred Johnson; sons Vincent Johnson who in serving in the U.S. Navy and Fred Johnson Jr., of whom she was very proud; five grandchildren, two sisters, a brother and four wonderful aunts.

Her viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 5 with services following at Desert Lawn Funeral Home at 11251 Desert Lawn Dr. in Calimesa. Her memorial will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Plantation on the Lake recreation center at 10961 Desert Lawn Dr.


We are saddened to inform you that Arthur “Opper” Darnell Moody, 46, of Coatesville, passed away on July 7 at the Brandywine Hospital. Arthur is the son of Arthur Moody, W8UTC.

Below is a URL link to a news article remembering Arthur D. Moody both in the community of which he was apart and as one of that communities protectors.

Please keep the Moody family in your thoughts and prayers.

On July 2 at 04;30 Gene Newman lost his mother. She was in hospice care and was comfortable and is at peace now, She had not eaten in 67 days, and no water in the past 5 days. 

I left her side about 02:00 and returned back to her when hospice called and told me that she had passed. 

Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers from my OMIK family. This has been a tough time and your help is greatly appreciated by the Newman family.

73 de N4GNO Geno

It is with great sadness to hear of Geno's loss. His mother-in-law passed away on May 5, 2015

My Mother-in-law was Margie Kalunian, from Prattville Alabama age 93.

Her home address is 885 Newton street, Prattville, Alabama 36067. please send any cards to this address. Her services will be Tuesday 26May15 at the First Baptist church of Prattville, 138 south Washington St, Prattville, Alabama at 14:00 Hrs. CST. Margie was born 2 Aug, 1921 passed 5 May, 2015.
Thanks to all - Geno

Our prayers and thoughts go out to Vicki and Geno. May the good Lord guide you both through this most difficult time.

Dewayne Jones, KE5VDK a regular check in to the 20 meter Sunday OMIK net, lost his farther-in-law, Oleas Humber on Wednesday 4-29-15. Oleas was 92 years old.:

Funeral services will be this Saturday May 9 at 12:00PM.

Please join me and OMIK in sending sympathy cards to the Jone's family.

Dewayne & Gloria Jones
3870 CR 1303
Tyler, TX 75704

Linza L. Williams ( KF6ISL) recently lost his mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with Linza at this very difficult time in life. Sympathy cards may be sent to:

Linza L. Williams
905 La Canada Verdugo Rd.
Pasadena, CA 91103

Margaret Ree Peterson (Ballard), stepmother of Betty Taylor (Leroy Taylor, W9SUS)  went on to be with the Lord early Thursday morning (1:30) am, January 15, 2015.

Cards and expressions may be mailed to 539 W. 126 Place, Chicago, IL  60628 or 773 568-1104.  Prayers may be directed to God.

Arrangements are:

Friday, January 23, 2015
Viewing: 12pm-8pm
Family Hour 6pm-8pm at Smith-Bizzell Warner Funeral Home
4209 Grant St.
Gary, IN 46408

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Viewing: 9am-10am
Funeral: 10am at
Greater Destiny Bible Church
1920 E. Columbus Dr.
East Chicago, IN 46312

Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
3815 W. 39th Ave
Hobart, IN

Repast- Merrillville's Indian American Cultural Center
8605 Merrillville Rd.
Merrillville, IN 46410

Colors: Black, white, and red (her favorite color)

With great sadness we pass along that Calvin Harris (K1CAL) brother, Nadir Abu Khalid passed on December 21, 2014. He is survived by his wife Aline Gibson and children, grand children and a large number of nieces and nephews.

Services were held at The Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts, 377 Amostown Road, Springfield, MA and burial at the Islamic Cemetery in Winsor, CT.

Please keep Calvin and family in your thoughts and prayers.

It is with great sadness we report the nephew of Pearl Pedro, KB2OTR, and Neville Pedro, KP2NP, has passed of a heart attack.

Please keep the Pedro family in your prayers. 

Please send cards to:

Pearl & Neville Pedro
572 Northern Parkway
Uniondale, NY 11553

Dr. June Marie Smith, ( K1UB Frank Smith's sister ) a  native of Columbia passed peacefully in her sleep. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the Smith Family.

Sympathy cards may be sent to the Smith Family.

200 Pond Trace
Fayetteville, GA 30215
770 460 0375

It is with deep sorrow we pass along a message from William "Bill" Turner, N2ADT, "I announce the death of my wife Ann (55 years), has departed this life and has gone home to be with GOD. She was and is an Angel.

After a PET scan at the end of De. 2013, she was diagnosed with lung cancer. At the end of May 2014, another PET scan showed the disease had spread from her lung to her bones and liver. She passed away on July 1 2014 at 10:50 pm.

She has been cremated (her wishes), and the memorial service will performed at the Gethsemane Church, 2525 Sanderford Road, Raleigh N.C. 27610.

Cards to:
William (Bill) Turner
P.O. Box 731
Franklinton NC 27525

It is with sorry we report that Joyce Spight, N9YXM, ( spouse of KJ9K ) lost her sister this past week. Joyce  will share further information when available. posted June 28, 2014

Our prayers go out to the Spight family.

With sadness we report that Frank Smith, K1UB, lost his mother Mrs. Vivian Taylor Smith Robinson, age 97, descendent of the Kennedy family of Simpson, SC.

She leaves behind a host of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, among them Frank Taylor Smith, K1UB, one of two sons.

Funeral at 12:00 noon, Monday, June 23, First Calvary Baptist Church, Columbia, SC; burial at 2:00 pm at the Fort Jackson South Carolina National Cemetery. The wake will be held at Leevy-Johnson Funeral Home, Columbia, SC from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Sunday June 22. 2014.

Please remember Frank and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

It is with sadness I report the passing of Welton Davis the brother of Bessie Spann KI6UUE.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 10, at 1:00 P.M. at Turner Funeral Home 402 S. Spring St. Waynesboro, Ms 39367 601-735-4733

Cards can be sent to the Spann Family 7131 Skyline Dr. San Diego, Ca 92114

Jerry Smith, K5RCS, is sad to report the passing of his father, Melvin Smith of Hot Springs Ark, 1927-2014.

Please keep our family in your prayers.
Jerry Smith, K5RCS

James Williams, N4ZKT, lost his brother Valrae last evening, He went to be with the lord.

He had a long, difficult,  illness. Adrian and I are heading for Detroit MI on Wednesday morning. My brother will be cremated; memorial services will be held on Monday.

Please send cards to:

James Williams
1895 Long Pond Drive
Longwood, FL 32779

It is with much sadness I report the passing of Kathy Laing's mother. Her final rites are not set yet.

Kathy, KJ6KMK, and John, K7PRS, moved from southern CA to Arizona.  May the Lord guide you through this difficult time.

Please send cards to:.

Mr Mrs. John Laing
1612 Sherwood Dr.
Prescott, AZ 86305

Mrs. Hatti Harris (XX6HH), the spouse of Gentry (KG6LEV), just returned from Dallas, TX. She lost her beloved brother J.D. West.

Hattie described him as funny, happy, and caring, who lived life to the fullest. She also mentioned that J.D. would take his oatmeal from home when he met with his friends at Mac Donald's Restaurant. J.D.'s sunrise was on May 30, 1936 and sunset March 11, 2014
Gentry's address is good in most blue books.

Dwayne Jones KE5VDK lost his brother William on Feb. 14 Funeral arrangements are pending.

Funeral services for Dewayne's brother is on Friday February 21st at 11am at Hopewell Valley Baptist Church. The body is at Community Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Thursday evening from 6 to 7 pm at Community. God Bless!

Dwayne Jones
3870 CR 1303
Tyler Texas 75704

With sadness we report the passing of Muriel "Bonnie" Brothers, wife of Floyd Brothers, WN4A.

The service will be held at 2 PM. on Sunday, Feb.9 2014, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 182 NC Hwy 33, West Chocowinity, NC 27817.
God Bless the Brothers' family.
Call: (252) 946-9958

We are saddened to pass along that Maxlin Williams daughter of Marcia Johnson, KE6FKL, passed away on Feb.3, 2014. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marcia and family.

Services this Saturday Feb.8, 2014
At LDS Church 10654 Juniper St Fontana, Ca

Cards to:
Marcia Johnson
11488 Vale Vista Drive
Fontana, Ca. 92335

It is with great saddness I report the passing of Leonard Mosley's sister Karen Lee Garvin October 22, 1949 November 15, 2013. Our prayers go out to the Mosley family. Please send cards to the Mosley Family

3530 Monaco Parkway
Denver, CO 80207-1440

Leonard Mosley, KQ0L: Last week, my maternal uncle passed away and was cremated. A funeral was held on Wednesday, 25/September/2013 CE.

Today, my brother-in-law (married to the sister in the hospital), passed away. (Last week, my sister was rushed to the hospital. She was in ICU until today, 26/September/2013 CE. She is now in a regular room. Condition and cause are unknown.)

Cards can be sent to:

Leonard Mosley - KQ0L
3530 Monaco Parkway
Denver, Colorado 80207

Please be advised that my youngest sister Rebecca (Becky) Reese passed away April 20th in Akron Ohio. She suffered from Parkinson's Disease and Scleroderma.

Calling hours are Friday from 11am to 12pm at Stewart Calhoun Funeral Home, 529 W. Thornton Street. Akron, OH 44307 Telephone: 330-535-1543, Fax: 330-535-3162,

Funeral service follows at 12 noon at the funeral home.

You are urged to make a gift on behalf of my sister Rebecca Reese to the aid in the fight against scleroderma by supporting the Scleroderma Foundation's search for a cure. Donation information may be found by clicking here

Please keep the family in your prayers.

Thank you in advance.

Richard and Charmaine Reese
1081 Sterling Oaks Drive
Wadsworth, Ohio 44281-4825

Ernest Stephens' wife, Juliet, died last night. Steve, W3ETX, had been am early member of OMIK and played roles during the conventions in Richmond, VA (his and Juliet's home town) and Washington DC where they resided for more than 50 years. Steve was first licensed in 1939. Juliet was 88 years old at the time of her death.

More information as it becomes available.

Larry D. Taylor, age 61, brother of Betty and brother-in-law of Leroy (W9SUS) Taylor died on Tuesday, February 18, 2013 following a brief illness

Arrangements handled by:
E. H. Ford Mortuary & Funeral Services
3390 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116
Phone Number: (901) 345-9558 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting

Wake (Funeral Home)
Monday, February 25, 2013, 6pm-8pm

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 11am
Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church
70 North Bellevue Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38104

Becky Moody, KD8BBH's mother, Mrs. Pauline A. Stone, passed February 7, 2013 at the age of 93.

Services will be held at the Bruch Funeral Home, 114 Second St., Elyria, Ohio 44035 on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
On-line condolences can be sent to

Again, Becky and I want to thank you and the OMIK Family for your prayers and well wishes.

Art & Becky Moody

Clarence W. Smalls lost his XYK/Friend last week. Mary, was 88 years and would have been 89 come April.

She had two children from a previous marriage, she and Clarence had one child together.
Please show Clarence the OMIK spirit and call or drop him a card His phone nr is 269-349-6279 the address is 1420 N. Rose Kalamazoo, Mi 49007 God Bless!

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bob Shannon, KE5TRZ, who's brother passed away on Oct. 11, 2012 His ashes will be spread over the Lakeworth area near Ft.Worth Texas.

Our condolences go out to the Shannon family.

On the 40 meter OMIK net, Shep, WB3KIC, reported the passing of Karen Martin. She was the daughter of Chester, W3IL, past OMIK Secretary. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, 23/October/2012 CE.

Condolences can be sent to:


The brother of Bob Shannon, KE5TRZ passed away on Oct 11, 2012 at 1900 hours. He suffered a severe heart attack sometime between Wed-Thurs morning. Yesterday they began the process of removing life support.

Details to follow. Our condolences to the family.

Chuck Lindsey KQ6IU wife Vie lost her brother Ernest Ward. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 4, 2012. Our prayers go out to the Lindsey family.

Joe Versa, K9OCO's mother, Jennye Amundsen, passed away on October 2, 2012 at age 93. She was a WW II Navy veteran and was married 60 years to Norman Amundsen, K9NA, who preceded her in death. She is survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters. The OMIK family expresses its sympathy at Joe's loss.

Nate Gates, N8RIT, and Sharee share the loss of Sharee’s Father’s (Lovell Glosson) funeral. The viewing is Friday at Memorial Funeral Home and the Funeral will be Saturday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Please keep us in your prayers for strength and safe travel.

Nate, N8RIT

Hubert Sallis' (OMIK Member- Chicago) wife, Latisha passed March 13, 2012. More details as they become available.

Home Address:
7315 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619

Frank Green, KA4CNF's father passed this morning (Jauary 15) in Memphis. His name Is " Willie V. Green  born 5/12/1914 -01/15/2012

Home address:
1953 Goodhaven Dr.
Memphis, TN 36116

Mr Willie V. Green Sr. wake will be Friday,January 20,2012 from 3 to 5 at Ford Funeral Home
on Elvis Presley.
The Funeral will be Saturday January 21,2012
11am @ Grace United Methodist Church
1619 E Raines Rd.
Memphis, TN 38116

Bernice Ailene Beverly passed away on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. Bernice was the wife of former long-time OMIK member, Winston Beverly, KB4ZEC.

Homegoing service for Mrs. Luzeida Bell Branscomb, mother of M. Joyce Spight N9YXM, will be Tuesday, December 20th at:

Allen Temple A.M.E. Church 11:00 A.M.
1123 Virginia Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Reverend Randolph W. Martin, Sr. Pastor

Brown Funeral Home
2704 Commerce Cir
Pine Bluff, AR


If more information is needed contact M. Joyce Spight 901-752-4995

Fred Ford, WB5HKV, lost his Mother Mrs. Rosa FORD she was 98 years young.

Services will be held at Galilee Baptist Church in Hodge LA. Nov.25th.2011 @ 11:00 AM
Cards may be sent to
P.O. Box 55
Hodge LA. 71247

Marc Kimberly Rogers, son of Al Rogers, WB4TZJ passed away on June 14, 2011

Mr. Marc "Kim" Kimberly Rogers, 50 passed away June 14, 2011 from Ashton Place Nursing Home. Kim worked at Federal Express as a ramp agent. He was a member of Greater Middle Baptist Church.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory his father, James (Georgia) Rogers, WB4TZJ; son, Marcus Lewis; two step-sons, Travis and Derick Crawford; one brother, Michael Arvin; six sisters, Mildred Carroll, Albernice Rogers, Karen Bell, Gail Danridge, Cecelia Winters and Patricia Lewis; one grandchild.

Condolences to:
Mr. and Mrs. Al Rogers, WB4TZJ
2310 Sparks Rd.
Memphis, TN 38106

Larry Pennington, brother of Ron Pennington, KAØETF, lost his wife of 32 years, Sandy Pennington on June 12, 2011.

Visitation is from 4 pm to 7 pm on Thursday June 16 at:
Kutis Funeral Home
10151 Gravois Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63123

Burial is 9:30 am Friday Oak Hill Cemetery (I-44 & Big Bend)

Condolences to:
Ron and Mary Pennington
6762 Blossom View Drive
Florissant MO 63033-511


Frank Taylor Smith, K1UB, is deeply saddened to announce the death of his daughter-in-law, Adrienne Nicole Smith on May 23, 2011

Adrienne Nicole Smith, wife of Reginald W. Smith of Hampton (Clayton County), daughter of Stuart and Bernice (Bonnie) Askew of Riverdale, and mother of four children. She died of breast cancer yesterday morning, May 23, 2011.

Funeral Services were conducted on Saturday, May 28, at Harps Crossing Baptist Church, Fayetteville, Georgia.

Morty, the son of Walter (KE0D) and Octavia Ervin, passed away on April 20.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Ervin family. Per Morty's wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service.

Please send condolences to:
Walter and Octavia Ervin, KEØD
1325 Van Buren
Pueblo, CO 81004

Those with Longterm Health Issues •• (click to expand section)

Below is a listing of OMIK members with on-going health problems.

Alzheimers -

  • AA5Q, J.R.
  • WA0GWL, Roy

Respritory complications -

  • N8AWO, Troy


If you are aware of a member, please let us know.

October 2017 - WB3KIC, Weaver “Shep” Shepperson is now residing at the Ingleside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 3050 Military Road, NW, Washington DC. He doesn’t have access to a radio or email so personal visits are the best way to communicate with Shep.  Though he’s not able to get around without a wheelchair and assistance, he fondly remembers the many ham radio friends he has in OMIK and in the Washington DC area.

AUGUST 31, 2017 - Neville (Pete) Pedro Hand Surgery on August 23, 2017 he is at home doing okay .Just give him a call or cards can be sent to:

Neville Pedro
572 Northern Parkway
Uniondale, NY 11553-2834

August 24, 2017 - On August 10, 2017 Leonard Mosley, KQ0L, had back surgery and now is recovering at home.

Cards can be sent to:
Leonard Mosley
3530 Monaco Parkway
Denver,CA 80207-01440

August 17, 2017 - We have recently learnded that Fred Ford, WB5HKV, was hospitalized in July, and now is recovering at home. 

Cards can be sent to:
Fred Ford
P.O. Box 55
Hodge, LA

July 21, 2017: We are saddened to report that Stanley Lee, KW1E is not doing very well. He has a brain tumor.

We are currently trying to get more information. Cards can be sent to:

Stanley Lee
Brookdale Senior Citizen Center
3821 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203
Stanley Lee, KW1E is not doing very well. He has a brain tumor.

November 13, 2015: Pat Sneed (KF6P) is recovering from surgery. She is now home and doing better. Her spirits are good, one strong lady. We love you pat. Please send get well cards to:

936 Olive St.
Upland, Ca. 91786-6812

September 8, 2015: Grace, KA4OBK, was hospitalized Tuesday at Methodist University Hospital on Union Avenue. She had surgery to repair damage from blockages in her heart and was discharged yesterday and doing pretty good now though.

Please keep Grace in your thoughts and prayers.

You can contact Grace via her Blue Book information.

July 31, 2015: This is Melvyn's wife Robin. A sad update on Melvyn, K0ME. He is currently on life support. The doctors are not hopeful that he will survive very much  long.

Can I ask for this wonderful family that he cares for so much to send some prayers that he gets better?  Our new address is:

455 Schutt Rd. Ext., apt. 220
Middletown, N.Y. 10940

He is currently at Orange regional medical center and on a respirator, so obviously unable to speak to anybody. 

Thank you,

July 11, 2015: Pat Sneed (KF6P) a long time member of OMIK has been hospitalized. She is resting between all the tests.

Please join the OMIK family and send get well cards to Pat.

The address is as follows:

San Antonio Regional Hospital
999 San Bernadino Rd.
Upland, Ca 91786
Room #182B

Armour Wright WB0EGI, one of OMIK's Senior members had a minor misha; he had a fall and bruised himself. Armour is resting and moving slowly. Please join the OMIK family and myself in sending a get well card to him.

PO Box 545
Bellevue, NE

Roy Sherow (WJ5Z), one of OMIK's 20 meter net control operator, was so excited to share the news about his son and his recent kidney transplant. Couri was on a donors list when they received the call this pastMonday morning. All went well.

Please support OMIK's tradition of sending get well cards to the Sherow family.

Couri Sharow
2800 Staley Dr.
Tyler, TX 75702
903 592 6898

Melvyn Edwards, K0ME, is not feeling well. Our brother had a few strokes and is recovering. Please keep our brother in your prayers. Melvyn and I spoke today, he was alert and in good spirits. Please join me and send a get well card to Melvyn.

Melvyn Edwards
8 Wells Rd.
Newburgh, NY 12550

The wife of Derrick Mull, K4DTM, has been hospitalized due to a sudden illness.

She's at St. Francis Hospital-Memphis, please keep the Mull family in your prayers.

Please be advised that the wife of ED CELESTIN, KC8BOJ is in the hospital with serious complications after surgery.  Please keep Fernette in your prayers. 

Cards may be sent to:
R. D. Reese  WA8DBW

Vi Lindsey ( XYL KQ6IU ) had knee surgery recently, she is at home recovering. Vi, get well soon. Get well cards can be sent to:

Vi Lindsey
PO Box 55292
Riverside, Ca 92517

December 13, 2014

Buddy, N4BLJ, is in Beth Israel Hospital here in New York City (12th Street and 2nd Ave.) with walking pneumonia. His Dr. told him he will be in the  hospital at least 7 more days.

Sandra and I will visit him later today. Keep Buddy in your thoughts and prayers.
Paul KB2SQ
Sandra KA2PBJ

Bob Craig's, K6ALL, wife Yvonne fell and broke her leg, she is now on the mend.

Leonard Mosley (KQ0L) had to take his mother to the hospital last night. She had all the signs of a stroke. She was weak with little strength, mainly the right side of her body. Thank God we got her there in time. I will have more on her condition later. Gwen and I will be canceling our trip to the convention because I cannot be out of town at this time due to mother's condition.

Cards may be sent to Willa Mae via Leonard's address:

Mr Mrs Leonard Mosley
3530 Monaco Parkway
Denver, CO 80207-01440

Rick Golden, NI6AU, broke his leg, he is at home doing well. Rick is in great spirits. His tower project is on hole for now..

Cards to:
5728 Angela Ave.
Riverside, Ca 92509-5029
951 275 2108

Here are two Health and Welfare Updates as of May 24, 2014:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the good wishes, and words of encouragement. I have been moved to another rehab. facility. Please note the new phone number (937) 436-6980  room 1132  Thanks so very much for the support.
from, Mitch KB8QT

Octavia Ervin ( Spouse of Walter Ervin, KE0D) would like to thank the OMIK family for the good wishes, love, and support.  "This is a difficult time for me, I miss Walter very much". We were together 72 wonderful years.
Thank You OMIK
Ocrtavia Ervin
719 542 1516

Pat Sneed, KF6P, shares that right now she has one kidney blocked and the other appears to be not functioning. She will need another MRI to verify; also Pat notes she needs some hear work but the Dr will not operate until aneurysm reaches 4 mm, It is now 3.5 mm. These are the two biggest health problems right now. Love Pat.

Pat sends her thanks to the OMIK family for the thoughts and cards.

Lynn Shinault (spouse of Dale WB2BQ) had surgery and is now home doing well. Please keep them in our prayers, Get well cards can be sent to:

Lynn Shinault
1027 W Spruce Street
Junction City, KS 66441-3445

From Rick, WA8DBW: I spoke with Mitch KB8QT again this morning. He is progressing and is in a regular room at Charles F. Kettering Memorial Hospital, 3535 Southern Blvd, Kettering, Ohio 45429. Mitch is in considerable pain after a difficult surgery and is receiving occupational therapy and is progressing.

I have been instructed by Mitch to tell everyone that he has all of you in his thoughts and he is looking forward to returning home and getting back on the nets as soon as possible.

From Trent, N2WKL, May 3, 2014: Just a short note to let you know that that I'm recovering well from my
stroke. I just completed 10 weeks of in Home Health Care for Occupational and Physical Therapy. I will be attending outpatient OT and PT for the next 8 weeks. Although I'm still using a Rollator Walker to assist with my mobility, my strength on my left extremities has improved significantly.

Pat Nesbitt and Joe Contogenis calls often to inquire how I am doing. And I am so very much appreciative for the many cards, calls and other heartfelt expressions of concern that I received from Steve, Jeff, Dub, Mitch, and so many other OMIK family members.

I hope to see many of you at the upcoming Convention.

With Solidarity, Your OMIK Brother for Life,
Trent Davis - N2WKL

Richard D. Reese WA8DBW reports regarding Mitch KB8QT, "I spoke with Mitch's daughter and she reports Mitch came through the surgery okay and should be out of ICU Monday." April 27, 2014

Please pass this on to other friends of Mitch.

From Jeff Drew, N4JDU, April 23, 2014: I just left the Dr. office his morning. He advised me that my left shoulder was destroyed and that without surgery I could lose even more motion.

He recommended surgery and I have accepted the appointment for 5/12/2014. 6 weeks in a sling and three months physical therapy. The doctor assures me that I will have much more motion and the pain associated with this injury should go away.

I can't wait....

Yesterday evening our dear friend Chuck, KQ6IU, (The Early Bird net controller) went to the emergency room with very high blood pressure. Chuck is at home and is resting. Please join me and send a get well card to him. Chuck has been an icon on the early bird session for many years. Cards can be sent to:

Chuck Lindsey
P.O. Box 55292
Riverside, CA 92517

Danny, N8KCM, wife Janet to the list of Sick and shut in.  She has here second more difficult surgery scheduled for this Wednesday. They were able to coil then brain aneurysm successfully this past Thursday. The tumor is believed to be benign and is attached to her pituitary gland.  She is expected to be in the hospital for between 3-5 days then the recovery is about 2 weeks at home. Cards can be send to:

Janet Leahr
4007 Rocky Creek Trail,
Loganville, GA 30052

Allen Burnett, W4UFY, fell and injured himself. He was ordered to have someone with him at all times. Therefore he will be putting his home and station up for sale. I attempted to call him but his mailbox is full. Cards can be sent to the following address:


Clinton Chapman had back surgery and is now home resting. Clinton is experiencing a lot less pain.
Please join me and send him a get well card. He address is good in the 2013 Blue Book.

Clinton Chapman
3401 Josephine St
Denver, CO 80205-4105

Beverly Jenkins wife of Sy Jenkins WD0GRH had surgery and is in rehab. Cards to:

Beverly Jenkins
3637 E. 6th Ave
Denver, CO 80206

Trent Davis, N2WKL, who is a 61 years of age was admitted to the Martin Memorial Health Systems in Port Saint Lucie, Fl. on 2/2/2014 with a Cerebral Vascular Accident (Stroke) Believed to be embolic. Trent underwent extensive examination including TEE, Carotid Ultra Sound, CAT SCAN, MRI, EEG, and MRA.

While in the hospital Trent’s conditioned gradually improved. And he was discharge to his home on 2/7/14 with a medication regimen and in-home skilled nursing care visitations. Trent has Neurology and cardiology follow up. His Prognosis is good. Trent hopes to be fully recovered in order to attend the 62nd annual OMIK Convention in July.

Trent's address
Trent Davis, Sr.
PO Box 880782
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34988
772 408 8268

Stefano Tinsley, K0STP, suffered a heart attack in December.

He is now 110% better. Please join me and sent a get well card to Stefano. 310 Stonewall Ave. Gordonsville, Va 22942 or e-mail address is

Harold Mitchell KB8QT is still hospitalized after back surgery. He has been moved to rehab.

Mitch sounds great, and will be going home soon. He may add a few pounds to his weight, as he is eating well. His phone in the hospital is 937 395 8180 EXT 4118 Keep Mitch in your prayers.

I received a call from Dub, KR0Z, this afternoon, He said that he had been in the hospital and had brain surgery. The diagnosis was True arteriovenous malformation (AVM). This is the most common brain vascular malformation. It consists of a tangle of abnormal vessels connecting arteries and veins with no normal intervening brain tissue .

UPDATE, January 25: Cornelius Washington (DUB) Is at home and doing well. He is recovering and is in great spirits. Dub appreciates all the support he has received from friends and the OMIK family. 314 258 0478 Get well cards are also in order. His address is good in all the blue book. Keep Dub in your prayers.

I am so happy to report that Dub is recovering well at home, Florida is at his side and is taking good care of him. Florida thank you so very much for being alert and calling 911. Please include Dub and Florida in your prayers as I will. Get well cards can be sent to Cornelius Washington 2649 Terrace Lane St. Louis, MO 63136

I also talked to Dub last night and he is doing well and I will check in with him again in two days and put an update here. - Steve, W0SJS.

Paul Goulet KC5CYY is recovering from Colon surgery, he will be released from the VA hospital on Monday, January 13, 2014

He is doing quite well, and can't wait to get home. Please drop Paul a card or give him a call and wish him well. Paul's address is good in the 2013 Blue book.

Paul Goulet
308 NW 31 St
Lawton, OK 73505
580 704-7663

James Williams N4ZKT broke a rib after a fall. He is in lots of pain. Please a card or a land line to wish him well.

AC0ZX Gerald Gordon is recoverying from some health issues. He is at home and is resting.
Cards and Land line would be much appreciated

709 S. washington St.
Kimball NE 69145

W2RJ John Reed was hospitalized and is now home resting. John would love to hear from the membership.

1813 Lake Tawakonia Dr.
Allen TX 75002-4815

Gary Newman's wife Pat is in the hospital here in Tyler. She had double knee surgury. She is in the Texas Spine and Joint Hospital.

The address is:
Texas Spine And Joint Hospital
1814 Roseland Blvd.
Tyler, TX. 75701

The address for Gary in the blue book is wrong. The address is:
Gary Newman, N5XPD
5276 Matney LN.
Tyler, TX. 75707
Send Cards and well wishes to the hospital or his home address. Let me know if you have any questions. 73's Roy WJ5Z Area 5 Director

Calvin Harris K1CAL a long time member of OMIK is experiencing difficult times. Calvin or Cal, is having major eye issues, he is unable to work. Lets do what OMIK always does, help those in need. Please send cards to

Calvin Harris K1CAL
3018 Hanover Lane SE
Conyers, Ga 30094-3248

Pat Sneed, KF6P, a long time OMIK member has been in and out of the hospital this past week. Pat is now at home and resting. Get well cards and phone calls would be much appreciated.

Pat Sneed KF6P
936 Olive St
Upland Ca 91786-6812
909 946-5855

Mr Gentry Harris, KG6LEV is recovering from an illness, he is much improved. He will be back on radio very soon.

Please send get well cards to Gentry Harris 1541 N. Fuchsia Ave. Ontario, Ca 91762 Phone 909 988 4010.

Update fromAmos Favorite, W5SJL, Bounita - W5BTF is my wife of 44 years. Bounita has been having problems with some routine problems and got a very surprising diagnosis of Kidney Cancer.

Cards to:
Bounita Favorite RM 921
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
.P.O. Box. 300206
Houston, Texas 77230-0206

Text Only 225-413-5584

We have shutdown everything else and are in Houston at the University of Texas, MD Anderson center. Bounita is in high spirits and no pain, her surgery is scheduled for Monday 09-09 and we expect her to be in hospital until the next weekend 09-15.

Bounita has been an OMIK member since the 1978 convention and was the first convention director. She is a retired Sales Engineer for Chemtura. Most of her ham activity has been VHF and UHF and is currently looking at D-Star, which she had demonstrated at a Mobile Location Service Convention.

Bounita had her original call for many years KA5EXW, she is planning a D-Star repeater at Southern University this spring..... Will have an address to send cards to very soon.

Thanks to all.

From Amos Favorite, W5SJL, per a test last week we got confirmation that Bounita, W5BTF, has Kidney Cancer, we are scheduled for surgery on Wednesday 09-11-2013. We suspected this but had to come to MD Anderson to get a an expert opinion and a plan of action.

Please pass on to OMIK,Bounita is in high spirits and ready for corrective action.

Frank, K6FED reports; "I visited with Gentry, KG6LEV, yesterday and he is in good spirits. He said he should be there for about six weeks while he adjust to the medical treatment he is receiving. August 18, 2013

Rose Logan the wife of Cyril WF2R had knee surgery this week. She is at home resting and doing well. Cyril is doing all the domestic chores and is one great male nurse.

We wish Rose well.

Walter Ervin, KEØD, of Pueblo, Colorado is hospitalized in a rehabilitation facility, recuperating after falling, and breaking one of his legs. The medication is creating other issues for him.

For many years from the 1970s through the 1990s, Walt was very active in ham radio and OMIK. He became less active in recent years due to medical issues.

Walt and his wife, Octavia, will appreciate your cards. Octavia is spending lots of time at the rehabilitation facility, so please no calls. But please do send cards to Walt at his home:

Walter Ervin, KEØD
1325 Van Buren
Pueblo, Colorado 81004

Gloria Moody, KB3SEL (XYL of John, AK3R) recently tripped, fell and broke her right arm.

She is currently at home but is scheduled for day surgery on Tuesday, 21/May/2013 CE. She is in very good spirits.

Marco Valley,W6PCH, now has a Pacemaker to assist him. No further information is available.

His address for get well cards is 20108 Enslow Dr. Carson, Ca 90746

Allen Burnett, W4USY, fell and broke his arm. He is at home, healing slowly, and has a doctor's visit scheduled for 11/April/2013 CE (hopefully to remove the cast). Please wish him a speedy recovery.


Gary Newman N5XPD had surgery on Wed March 6th. and was released on Friday. He is at home resting. at home.

Please sends to the address in the Blue book.

Gwen Mosley, wife of Leonard Mosley (KQ0L) had morning surgery on Friday, 8/March/2013. She was discharged, same day, and now is at home recuperating with Leonard's assistance. I will keep you posted on her progress. Contact Information:

DENVER, COLORADO 80207-01440
(303) 331-0147

Troy Henderson N8AWO, is one strong man, his spirits are high . He is on oxygen 7/24. I spoke with Troy this morning (1/28/13) he seemed to be doing okay. He wants to wish the omik family best regards. He hopes to get back on the air soon. Please a get well card.

Troy henderson
1411 E. Main St
Trotwood, Oh,45426-2409

Ron Pennington KA0ETF, OMIK'S treasurer, is home from the hospital recovering from prostate surgery. His wife is taking good care of him.

Please send get well cards to:
Ron Pennington KA0ETF
6762 Blossom View Dr.
Florissant, Mo 63033-5111

On Wednesday, 9/January/2013 CE, Oscar Hall (K0SSE) was rushed to the hospital with chest pains.

Fortunately his diagnosis was quick and after having a couple of stints installed, he is much better. He was released from the hospital on Saturday, 12/January 2013 CE, in time to watch the Broncos game.

Richard Reese WA8DBW is back home after a short hospital stay. Richard is doing better, and has a great attitude about life.

Please keep them in your prayers. His quote of the day is as follows. "Never laugh at your spouse's choice. You are one of them" Happy Healthy New Year to all. God Bless.

Art Moody, W8UTC, has been hospitalized in Cleveland, OH and is doning well and expected home soon.

As of 4:00 PM on December 14. Update: 7:00 PM December 14. I just spoke with Art Moody, he is glad to be out of the hospital. He is doing much better now that he is home with Becky.
Thanks so very much for what you guys do for the OMIK organization. God Bless!

Arthur Moody
206 Hemlock Drive
Elyria,Oh. 44035

James (Al) Rogers,WB4TZJ, who is our elections standards Officer is Hospitalized in Memphis,TN St.Francis Hospital.

UpDate from Joe, NU6L December 9, 2012; "I spoke with Mr. James Rogers this morning, He is at home resting, and is doing well. James wanted me to thank everybody for their concern."

Leslee Haliburton, KD6PYK, exited the hospital and is finally at home one day earlier than anticipated. Thanks, to all, for your support

Semper Fi, • Tommy L. Haliburton, Sr - K6YE

Harold Mitchell KB8QT has been under the weather for some time. He is undergoing some tests and awaiting results. We hope his health improves and that the results come back normal.

Chuck Lindsey KQ6IU ( early bird net control. ) Chuck's brother-in-law had a stroke recently and is not doing well. Our prayers go out to Vi and Chuck.

J.R. (James Bradshaw AA5Q) has Alzheimer's and is in an adult foster care setting. J.R's wife Katherine is doing as well as can be expected. The church she attends has played a major role in supporting her. She would love to get back on the air. Her call sign is k5keb and her phone number is good in the 2011 Blue book.

Tommy L Haliburton Sr passes along the following information: "Leslee has improved and she is walking a wee bit 3 - 4 times per day. She will be moved from ICU to a "Post-Op" room by Thursday and major progress has occurred. Thanks, again, for your calls, words of encouragement, and prayers."

Posted June 22, 2012.

AD8N Wally Wright...Suffered a heart attack last Sunday 6th of Nov.2011 he is home now and doing well after surgery.

Phone # 937-938-7436

Patricia Sneed, KF6P was hospitalized last friday (November 11, 2011) from a heart attach she is making a decision to have open heart surgery as several valves are blocked, she is in good spirit

Phone #909-865-9501 EX 3412

Paul Brown, WA6SVE, is hospitalized with a severe neck injury. Please send cards to:

Brown, Paul M, W6SVE
401 Sentry Oaks Drive
Warner Robins, GA 31093

posted November 5, 2011