It is with great regret that we announce the passing of SEMARA member Lawrence Lygren, W1DBX (formerly WB1DBX), aged 67, of Acushnet, MA.  Larry passed away on the morning of Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the New Bedford Health Care Center after a long battle with cancer.

Larry became a member of SEMARA in 1975 and an amateur radio operator in 1976.  He was the original owner and builder of the 145.490 Fairhaven repeater in 1985.  He also enjoyed HF and was an early adopter of digital modes such as packet in the 1980s.  He was known for experimenting with new aspects of the hobby along with longtime friend Sonny (W1ESG, SK).

Larry was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked for Tremblay’s Bus Company in New Bedford for many years along with his wife Danielle (Racine) Lygren, KA1BHH.  More recently, he worked for the Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) before retiring.  He had lived in New Bedford for most of his life and had just recently moved to Acushnet.  His obituary as it appeared in the The Sunday Standard-Times can be seen by clicking here.  We send our sympathy to his family for their loss.  May he rest in peace.

W1DBX, SK