[CQ-Contest] K4OJ SK

Ellen White, W1YL w1yl at tampabay.rr.com
Thu Feb 12 15:28:18 EST 2004

Dear friends:

In September of 2002 K4OJ sat at this computer and wrote a poignant obituary honoring his father, W1CW, who had died that very morning.

On this afternoon of February 12, 2004, it is my reluctant turn to sit here and tell you that Jim did not survive yesterday's surgery.  He left us about 11:30 a.m. this morning following liver failure after the somewhat risky heart valve replacement.

Just this past weekend he had a tremendous time operating the FOC Marathon and producing a splendid accounting of himself.  This was just one more achievement during his lifetime of fun in and service to Amateur Radio and, in particular, the Florida Contest Group of which he was the first president.  His operating abilities were manifest and he almost always the first one to volunteer his help, in spite of his declining physical abilities.

I know many of you will share my loss.

Ellen, W1YL/4 "ln"

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