[SCCC] Fw: [NCCC] Hugh Cassidy, WA6AUD

Jim Neiger n6tj at sbcglobal.net
Sun Sep 11 21:04:50 EDT 2005

For those who might have known Cass.  A good guy...........

Jim N6TJ

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dick Wilson" <k6lrn at arrl.net>
To: <nccc at contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 5:41 PM
Subject: [NCCC] Hugh Cassidy, WA6AUD

>From Marin IJ, Sept. 11, 2005.

  Hugh Alderick Cassidy
Hugh Alderick Cassidy
Born June 6, 1917, died peacefully on September 9th 2005. He was 88
years old. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Marion
Cassidy, brothers John, Francis and Robert. He is survived by Virginia,
his loving wife of 63 years, daughter Kathleen Sullivan, son-in-law
Douglas Sullivan, grandson Ryan Sullivan and wife Christina, and
great-granddaughter Madison Sullivan.
A native of San Rafael, "Cass" attended St. Raphael's Elementary, San
Rafael High School and Memphis State. He joined the Post Office in 1934,
became Post Master in 1967 and retired at the age of 58, in 1976, after
38 years of service. A veteran of WWII, he served the USAF in Europe
from 1942-1945. He was a history buff and an avid reader who amassed a
substantial library on the Civil War, WWII, aviation, sailing and
numerous works of nonfiction. In addition to working for the US Postal
Service, he was also president of the Marin Labor Council, a board
member of the Marin United Fund, United Bay Area Crusade, Marin
Industrial Development Foundation and Marin Chapter of the Red Cross. He
headed the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce governmental affairs committee
in 1961-62 and was president of the Marin Amateur Radio Club.
Hugh was a multi-talented individual who was a private pilot, scuba
diver, ham radio operator, hiker and back packer, author of the West
Coast DX Bulletin and numerous articles for DX Magazine. He was a
beekeeper, owned a sail boat for many years and, as a hobby, liked to
build computers from scratch. He was part of a declining breed of
individuals who served their country and were proud to do so. He had a
keen sense of humor and was a dynamic individual who made an impression
on everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by family and friends alike.
Visitation will be at Keaton's Mortuary, 1022 E Street, San Rafael,
Tuesday, September 13th, 2005 from 6-8 p.m, (Rosary at 7:00 p.m.). A
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, September 14th, 2005 at
11:00 a.m. at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 1104 Fifth Avenue, San
Rafael, with interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
1022 E Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Published in the Marin Independent Journal from 9/11/2005 - 9/12/2005.
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