[CQ-Contest] K4OJ SK

Grillo's ah3c at frii.com
Thu Feb 12 18:39:08 EST 2004

Dear Ellen -

This is such sad news.  ICON's in amateru radio are so rare.  To know your
devoted family will always be a treasure to me.  Jim was a bright,
wide-smiling teen-ager when I met him, you, and Bob decades ago.  Our
family's prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Thank you Ellen, Jim, and Bob for all your wonderful contributions to our

W0RTT, AH3C, W9LVT, W5LZG, K9PDH, etc.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ellen White, W1YL" <w1yl at tampabay.rr.com>
To: <foc_members at yahoogroups.com>; "FCG" <FCG at kkn.net>;
<CQ-Contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 1:28 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] K4OJ SK

> 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
> I know many of you will share my loss.
> Ellen, W1YL/4 "ln"
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