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Bill Moore K7IOO G#1813 SK

I am sorry to report that I just learned today that Bill became a SK on June 1, 2021.

His obituary is available at this link: https://www.grandcoulee.com/story/2021/06/30/obituaries/bill-moore/14320.html

In addition to his activity on the Geratol Net, he was also an avid county hunter and mobile operator, having earned USA-CA #693 from CQ Magazine on January 26, 1991.

He was most recently serving as the club Historian for MARAC (the Mobile Amateur Radio Awards Club).

We will all miss Bill!

73 Barry K2MF (G# 325, D# 739)

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W8BUD G# 2409 D# 496 SK

I am sorry to report that Bud Coulter, W8BUD G# 2409 D# 496 passed away on March 4, 2021.

News of his passing may be viewed at this link:

https://www.echovita.com/us/obituaries/mi/south-haven/buddy-coulter-12406683

Barry K2MF G# 325 D# 739

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Chuck Ralph W3CR G# 1923 Silent Key

I am very sorry to report that Chuck Ralph W3CR G#1923 D#226 became a silent key on February 18, 2021.

Chuck was also a very active mobiler and county hunter for many years and earned the CQ Magazine USA-CA Award #955 on September 15, 1998.

News of Chuck’s passing may be viewed here:

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/qconline/name/charles-ralph-obituary?n=charles-ralph&pid=197809158&fhid=19019

73 Barry K2MF G#325 D#739

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Three Geratoler Silent Keys

I am very sorry to report that the following three Geratolers are being reported by QRZ as Silent Keys:

Peter von Chrustschoff W8US G# 308

John Henderson N4NAB G# 1345

Dan Clevenger WØVD G# 2225 – Dan was also active with the Straight Key Century Club #2515

We will miss them!

73 Barry K2MF G# 325 D# 739

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Urb LeJeune W1UL SK

I am very sorry to report that Urb LeJeune W1UL G#253 D#686 became a silent key on January 22, 2021.

Urb was active with the Straight Key Century Club (SKCC #6668) and a regular on the Geratol Net at different times over the years.

News of Urb’s passing may be viewed here:

https://obarc.org/index.cfm

73 Barry K2MF G#325 D#739

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George Tomlinson AA4GT G#2533 D#633 Silent Key

I am sorry to report that George Tomlinson AA4GT G#2533 D#633 became a silent key from complications due to COVID-19 on April 9, 2020, as reported by KN4SWS to N4CD and posted in the County Hunter Web Forum at this link: http://countyhunterweb.org/DisplayForum.php?id=15596.

George was a very active Geratoler as was his wife Mary NV4Z G#885 D#86 whom he married on September 2, 2000 and who predeceased him on July 21, 2018. He was also a very active county hunter and was 86 years old.

We will all miss George. Please stay home and stay safe during this pandemic!

73, Barry K2MF G#325 D#739

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