April 13, 2018
Totally unexpected and with deep sadness, Art Bell W6OBB became a silent key at his home in Pahrump Neveda, He is survived by his wife Airyn Ruiz Bell and his four children Asia Rayne Bell, Vincent Pontius Bell, Arthur William Bell, and Lisa Minei Bell. Art became officially a full WARFA member when in May 2003 attended our retreat with his wife at that time Ramona for an antenna shoot out contest with our secretary Moody, WQ6I.
January 17, 2018
Iti s with deep sadness to report the passing of John Spann the son of our president Bob KE6BJL and Bessie Spann KI6UUE
Memorial services were held on Friday, January 26th at 11am at:
California Burial Chapel
2200 Highland Ave
National City CA 91950
Thanks go to Mary Green KD8ASF Health & Welfare Chair and and Steve Schmitz W0SJS Secretary of OMIK for providing this advisory and sad news.
January 12, 2018
William Hill W6TMH SK
Services were held on January 12th at:
Woods and Valentines Mortuary
1455 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena Calif., 91103
May Bill rest in peace.
Pat Sneed KF6P SK
June 29, 2017
It is sad to report that Pat Sneed KF6P became a silent key on June 11th. She was the beloved wife of Ted Sneed who became a silent key in 2010. Ted was a former WARFA president for many years and Pat continued to be active with WARFA after Ted's passing.
Services took place on Thursday, June 29th at:
Mt. Zion Church
224 W. California Street
Cards and letters can be sent to the family of Patricia Sneed at her home address:
936 Olive Street
Upland, Calif 91786-6812
April 14, 2017
Bob's sister Nannette Skinner passed away in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the age of 73. She has been a 26 year severer of Kidney transplants and dialysis treatments, which gives you an idea of the type of fighter she was. Nan worked as the payroll manager for Provident Mutual Life Insurance for many years until her kidney ailment. She is survived by her Son Mike, grandson Evette, her brothers Bob K6AII, Jess and William, sisters Millicent and Joyce; and the rest of her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to https://www.gofundme.com/nanette-skinner-scholarship-fund
December 20, 2016
The wife of one of our WARFA net relay stations and OMIK member Tom Ollie KA6QDE passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016 in San Bernardino, Califormia..
Send condolences to: Thomas Ollie and Family
214 South Iris Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410
You can also e-mail Tom at email@example.com
September 15, 2016
"Al, WA6WER “in the trees” he would say from Grass valley passed away September 14, 2016 in Grass Valley. He was born Nov. 29, 1928 to Hendrick and Amelia Ebker Hoffmeyer in San Mateo California.
Al is survived by his wife of 38 years, Judy; daughter Sherrie Downie; stepsons Bob (Debbie) Reuter, Randy (Janelle) Reuter, Larry (Anna) Reuter; and numerous nieces and nephews; as well as 18 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son Blaine Hoffmeyer; and stepson Steve Reuter (Extra Class amateur), both this year.
Judy, also a ham needs cards and letters to let her know that we are still family.
14344 HIGHLAND DR
GRASS VALLEY, CA 95945
June 18, 2016
It is with deep sadness to report that Ron Stuart bacame I silent key on June 17th. Ron was originally from Concord Contra Costa County in Northern California and was active in the Grizzly Peak VHF and Mount Diablo Amateur Clubs in the1970's and 80's. Ron served his country in the Coast Guard in the 1960s. He moved to Newhall in Southern California in the 1990s and a few years ago moved further south to Fallbrook where he lived until his passing. Ron had attended several of the retreats in Valencia in the 90's and 2000s. He is survived by his wife Carol.
Candid photo of Ron at the 2011 Spring Retreat
A memorial service was held on July 28, 2016 at the Miramar National Cemetery in the San Diego area. Condolences can be sent to:
1411 Los Amigos
Fallbrook, CA 92028
It is with deep sadness to report that Marco Vallery became a silent key. When he check into the WARFA net, he always gave his QTH as Carson By-The-See Number 1. He is survived by his XYL, Lupe KB6PPH.
Final rites were held on Thursday, July 14th at:
ALL SOULS MORTURARY
4400 Cherry Ave in Long Beach
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