I too remember Steve as WD8IXE and will miss him. My heart goes out to his
family and especially his young daughter.
> Is their any interest among fellow hams in establishing a trust for the
> education of N8SM's child? I'm sure that such a trust could be
> established with his wife named as trustee.
With respect to your suggestion, anyone can donate to a Section 529 plan in
the name of his daughter. It is not necessary to establish a formal Trust
nor to incur the time, energy and/or expense of setting one up. His wife
would be the custodian of the 529 plan. Someone would have to talk with her
and secure her permission and get some information and have her sign some
forms, but I am sure that would not be a problem with such a caring and
Someone who was close to Steve and his family should approach his wife with