That's a huge loss. Those who know L.B. from his writings can infer the
level of grace and elegance this man radiated in person. He was, for several
years, a hugely popular speaker at many Hamfests, including the Huntsville
'fest where I first met him.
L.B. and his wife , Jean, were inseperable. Jean and my wife shared a
passion for wildlife rehabilitation, and hung out together while L.B. was
doing his Hamfest things, which is why we knew that Jean had become
legendary among Tennessee rehabbers for the volume of injured and orphaned
songbirds she had fostered over the years. When Jean died, the rehabbing
community asked that folks plant a songbird-friendly tree in her honor. The
response was enormous: and L.B. was deeply touched by those gestures. Our
Dogwood tree named Jean is thriving in our yard...L.B. has a picture of it.
It might seem silly to some, but how about planting your next antenna in
L.B.'s honor, and posting it's description here? Given his response to what
Jean's admirers did, it's a sure bet that L. B. wouldn't find it silly at
73, L.B....you are missed already.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Barthelow" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 12:09 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] LB Cebik SK; What a loss....
> Forwarded Message:
> It is with a heavy heart and infinite sadness I report the passing of
> LB Cebik, a friend to us all.
> I had called the local Sheriff in Knoxville, TN to go check on him
> since I hadn't heard from him in over 5 days (either email or phone),
> which is highly unusual.
> The Sheriff called back to tell me this sad, devastating news. He was
> like family to me and was loved and respected by so many. I remain in
> shock as I tell you this.
> I need to locate his next of kin as he did not have family in Knoxville.
> Happy Trails,
> Jack L. Stone
> ------- End of Forwarded Message -------
> All the best,
> Pat Barthelow (916) 315-9271
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