Kevin's Passing

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k4mia
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Kevin's Passing

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Kevin was a great guy, heart of gold. He was always on the radio, that was his life. Just got his Extra. Kevin would do anything for anyone. Most of the clubs programs over the last number of years were arranged by him. I am sure you have one of the highest antennas in heaven and no more interference. You where loved by a lot of people. Getting to hard for me to write more. You were a great friend. Will miss you so much. RIP
73 for now.
Mike K4MIA and Betsy K4RPI
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Michael M
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Re: Kevin's Passing

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I was shocked and saddened at the news I received prior.

Kevin had many roles in his life… but to me, he was my friend.

We grieve in our own ways, and the way that's best for me is a celebration of Kevin's life, and looking at all the lives that he touched, including mine.

K4MIA said it best. Kevin touched so many lives, and he will be remembered and missed by many.

When the arrangements are made, that information will be posted here.
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." - Teddy Roosevelt
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Michael M
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What a great picture of Kevin! Not everyone can grow a good beard. :D I told him he should keep it, but I guess he didn't like it.

It's good advice because tomorrow is promised to no one.
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." - Teddy Roosevelt
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Kevin was a friend, a confidant and a dedicated HAM. I will miss his candor, wit and big heart.
Clear skies my friend!

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I'd like to again thank all the members and kind remembrances of KM4RYN Kevin. It was amazing how KM4RYN Kevin touched so many people. He will always be in our hearts.

At tonight's Remembrance of KM4RYN Kevin I mentioned that over the years you may have given KM4RYN Kevin an item or two. If you would like to receive that item back as a remembrance of KM4RYN Kevin. I would like to make sure you receive it back.

Please contact me here on the forum (Swamper) or my email address (swamper@bellsouth.net).
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It was a really nice event last night. It was reverent, funny, sad and inspiring, and it was wonderful to hear all the stories told about Kevin, who he was, and the impact he had on people.

There was a common thread in many of those stories. A common thread of compassion, humanity, and a genuine interest in others.

As Vice President, one of Kevin's responsibilities was to get programs for each monthly meeting, and he did a very good job at that. One person told a story on how Kevin would call him after each meeting, asking how the meeting went and if he thought the program was good. He was known to do that after the net as well. What was so very funny was that people started comparing notes, because he was calling all of them as well, and we were laughing trying to figure out how Kevin was able to accomplish all this.

Kevin had a pretty good sense of humor and he was a bit of a prankster. In those moments of laughter, it was as if he was sending us a message that everything is okay.

There was some talk about doing a memorial service sometime in June and how we would go about that. When that's worked out, it'll be posted here.
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." - Teddy Roosevelt
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Honoring Kevin KM4RYN

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Last night at the WPBARG Kevin's brother in-law said that there will be no funeral service at this time. There will a Celebration of Life service in June possible at WPBARG field day. Kevin would have liked that. Kevin's obituary is at the Allcounty funeral home https://www.allcounty.com/obituaries/Ke ... d=27812800
The link shows where you can share a memory of Kevin. If you are so inclined, it would be nice to list memories of Kevin.
73 Mike K4MIA
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Re: Honoring Kevin KM4RYN

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Mike, I'm going to merge this thread with the other one that you created (Kevin's Passing) so that we keep continuity.
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." - Teddy Roosevelt
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Re: Kevin's Passing

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To all,

I am deeply saddened to learn of Kevin's passing.

Although I have been a WPBARG member for only a short time, Kevin left an immediate and lasting impression upon me.
He was welcoming and, even after two meetings, one felt that you knew him forever.

He kept in contact with me after I returned to New Jersey. We attempted some 10 meter contacts and kept in touch by phone.
He was a gift to the club and ham radio and will be sorely missed.

My condolences to all of you.

73

Ed Efchak
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