Armand F. Augustine, W1BUG

It is with deep regret we report the passing of SEMARA member, Armand, W1BUG.  He passed on the morning of Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at age 82, about one week shy of his birthday.

A resident of New Bedford, he was a long-time member of the club.  Before getting his vanity call sign, he previously held WB1BUG.  He had been a member of the club’s finance committee for several years.  Most recently as Secretary in 2022, his health began declining.  Armand’s son Paul, W1BMQ had predeceased him in 2018 after a long battle with dementia. 

SEMARA members sent their condolences via the club mailing list at word of his passing.  Everyone was in agreement that Armand was a great friend to many with a unique sense of humor.  Every now and again, members were treated to a chuckle when Armand shared a joke or comic to the club’s mailing list.

At the time of this writing, an obituary had not yet been released.  The picture presented here is courtesy of Mike, W1BZJ.  He had the opportunity to speak with Armand the day before his passing and stated that this picture is how he chooses to remember him.  We send our sympathy to his family.  May he rest in peace.


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