Waldo W. Peckham, Jr., WA1VAN

It is with deep regret we report the passing of SEMARA member, Waldo W Peckham Jr. WA!VAN.

He passed away Saturday, March 23, 2024.  He was 89.

A resident of New Bedford, he was a long-time member of the club. He was very active in the hobby in the 70″s.

Wally also had family members who are SEMARA life members, namely his son Robert Peckham, KA1YDG and his wife Karen, N1LIE and son Jeffrey, N1LIF.

Wally was employed with Verizon Telecommunications for over 30 years until his retirement.  Mr. Peckham, known to many as “Wally,” was well-known for his electronic repair skills, operating J&W Electronics for several years.  His childhood years in Bayview, Dartmouth, inspired his passion for boating.  Mr. Peckham enjoyed spending time on Buzzards Bay by participating as a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary serving as Flotilla Commander; and as a life member of the Low Tide Yacht Club, serving as Commodore, Race Committee Chair and piloting the committee boat, Limulus.  He lived on the South Coast his entire life.

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