I was saddened to read of Bill Dubord's passing in the June issue of the Mississippi Valley DX & Contest Club newsletter: http://www.mvdxcc.org/
St. Louis, Missouri amateurs will remember Bill as W9QDF (pre WW 2), W0QDF, W0NPI, and W0KF. Bill was a sales manager at Walter Ashe Radio, and helped me to set up my first station. After Walter Ashe Radio was sold (to Radio Shack), Bill started up the Ham Radio Center in St. Louis.
Bill was once prominent on the DXCC Honor Roll, and was interested in QRQ CW.