[CQ-Contest] Sad news: Death today of Jim White, K4OJ

John Laney k4bai at worldnet.att.net
Thu Feb 12 15:50:43 EST 2004

Hello all:

Please note below the posting to the FOC reflector from Ellen White, 
W1YL/4, the mother of Jim White, K4OJ.  It is a very sad moment for me 


John, K4BAI.

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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