John Majkut, W1HIQ, SK

It is with great regret that we announce the passing of John J. Majkut, W1HIQ. John passed away in the company of his wife, Mary, on Tuesday afternoon at the Dana Faber center in Boston after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral arrangements will be made through the Auclair funeral home in Fall River and the details are below.

Via the Auclair Funeral Home website:

A funeral service will be held Saturday at 10:00 AM in the AUCLAIR FUNERAL HOME, 690 So. Main St., Fall River. Cremation to follow. Visitation, Friday 4:00 to 8:00 PM. LARGE PARKING AREA and BARRIER-FREE ENTRANCE at the rear of funeral home. Donations to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston MA 02115 appreciated.


Irving Snyder, WA1ETG, SK

It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Dr. Irving R. Snyder, WA1ETG aged 90. He died at home Wednesday, September 16, 2009 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


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 Monday, February 5, 2007.  William Macy Miller, Jr., K1IBR passed away after a brief illness.  Armand, W1BUG, myself and a few other SEMARA members have contributed photos which I have assembled into this short video piece.  Rest in peace Bill.

73 de Tim, N1TI

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  • Visit his obituary from The Standard-Times via Legacy with a guestbook and condolences.
  • Visit his obituary from Potter Funeral Service via Current Obituary with a guestbook and condolences.
  • Visit the Eastern Massachusetts ARRL website for a story on Bill.

The Camel round-table net on February 5, 2007 at 7:00 PM on the SEMARA 147.000 repeater had several check-ins, with many sharing their thoughts on Bill’s passing.  The net lasted approximately 38 minutes.