WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #24 – 4/14/15
JOHN HAMILTON KE4UNO AND BART HOUSER AF4TK BECOME SILENT KEYS
It is with sadness that we have to report to you that two amateur radio operators have recently become silent keys:
JOHN HAMILTON KE4UNO SK:
John Hamilton KE4UNO, of Lakeland, became a silent key on Sunday March 8, 2015, after a short period of illness. He was 52 years old. He is survived by his father Bart T. Hamilton; sister Donna Haynes (Jody) of Lakeland; and nieces Kelly Cici, and Megan Haynes.
John was well known and often frequented the local 2 Meter and 70 Centimeter repeaters in Polk County, the Wauchula repeater in Hardee County, and Hillsborough County. A memorial service was held on Thursday March 12 at the Hopewell Funeral Home on CR39 south of Plant City.
Lakeland Amateur Radio Club Blog: http://lakelandarc.blogspot.com/2015/03/ke4uno-becomes-silent-key.html
BARTON “BART” HOUSER AF4TK SK:
Bart Houser AF4TK, of Tampa, became a silent key on Thursday April 9, 2015. He was 71 years old.
Tampa Amateur Radio Club Website: http://hamclub.org/wp/?p=975
Please note: Silent Key notices are not published in a WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE until the publishing of an obituary to give the families involved privacy and to prevent the error of reporting someone a silent key who is in fact alive and well. Thank you for your understanding.