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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Richard "Dick" Eckhard (K2CCN)


May 8, 2003


Dick Eckhardt was an amazing person in many ways. In his Junior year of the engineering program at Lehigh he was struck down with polio that left him in an iron lung for two years and a quadraplegic for life. Despite this severe handicap, Dick got his ham license and had a successful business running Eckhardt Electronics in Denville, NJ. He married a wonderful woman, Barbara, travelled the country, grew orchids, built amazing models, carved birds (using 1 1/2 functional hands supported by motorized slings), and elmered me through Extra. Dick succumbed to pnuemonia this month, and left a good group of friends on the AT&T net in NJ. He taught us all something about not giving up. Thanks Dick! 73, SK.

Contributed by: Brian Maynard (K1NW)


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