Ed Rovas, WA1VXY, SK

It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Ed Rovas, WA1VXY. Ed passed away December 31st. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Our Lady’s Haven, Fairhaven, MA.

Standard Times Obituary

WA1VXY, SK

Update 05/09/2010: Picture of Ed from the 1990s has been added by W1RJC (obtained from a 2005 SEMARA web site archive).

Irving Snyder, WA1ETG, SK

It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Irving Snyder, WA1ETG. Irving passed away yesterday evening shortly before 7PM. Irving was a familiar voice on the W1AEC repeater every evening at 7PM, participating in the Camel net. Irving was a gentleman and was always welcoming to anyone who joined the net. He will be missed.

Standard-Times Obituary

WA1ETG, SK

Arthur Valois, Formerly W1UID, SK

John Carreiro, W1ZYV writes on the SEMARA mailing list that Arthur Valois, formerly W1UID has passed away:

A very long time member of our club has passed away. Though Art was on the quiet side, he was a very active and heroic WWII Army Air Core soldier. He flew many missions over Europe. He was mostly a nose gunner on B17’s and B24’s.

His obituary was posted in the Standard Times today.

Update 03/22/2010: Picture of Art from the 1990s has been added by W1RJC (obtained from a 2005 SEMARA web site archive).

Charlie Pelletier, KD1DA, SK

It is with deep regret and sadness to report the passing of long time SEMARA member, KD1DA, a dependable VE and very active in New Bedford Emergency Management. Chuck was a regular SEMARA meeting attendee and will be missed by all.

Norm Riley, W1ATI, SK

It is with deep regret and sadness to report the passing of long time SEMARA member, W1ATI. Norm was a regular on the nightly “Camel Net” on the club repeater. Norm was very active in club events over the years and will be missed.

Bill Miller, K1IBR, SK

We lost a dear friend of SEMARA on February 5th. William M. Miller, Jr., K1IBR passed away early today after a brief illness. Armand, myself and a few other SEMARA members have contributed the following photos which I have assembled into this short piece. Rest in peace Bill. – 73 de Tim, N1TI

Visit his obituary from the Standard-Times with guestbook of condolences

Visit his obituary from Potter Funeral Service with a guestbook of condolences

See Eastern Massachusetts Section Web Site for story on K1IBR.

The 7:00PM Camel Roundtable Net on February 5th had several check-ins with many sharing their thoughts on Bill’s passing. The net lasted approximately 38 minutes.