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Gerald Schmidt (Jerry) (KK5YY)


Sad to see him go. An adventurer and scientist that will be missed by many. You see him in the AES catalogue doing satellites with the handheld. A good contributor to the country as well. 73 Jerry , you ornery' cuss!! I, for one , will miss you. Murray K5MDM

Contributed by: Murray Neece (K5MDM) To all that new Jerry, we at the New Mexico Swapnet & all Hams in New Mexico are very saddened by this. To his family, our very deepest prayers. Darryl, NX5W

Contributed by: Darryl Clutter, NX5W (NX5W) So Long my Friend!

Contributed by: Darryl Clutter, NX5W (NX5W)

Gerald Schmitt died suddenly Friday, May 23, 2003, in Albuquerque. Jerry worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory for 22 years and had planned to retire in June. He and his wife planned to go to Alaska, a place that had captured his imagination for many years. An outgoing man with a great sense of humor and a passion for learning new things, he had excelled over the years in a vast array of interests and activities. He was a pilot, an outdoorsman, an amateur radio enthusiast (KK5YY), a rescue SCUBA diver, a Ski Patroller, a photographer, equestrian/farrier, motorcyclist, car restorer, marksman, computer whiz ? to name only a few. But most importantly, he was a perpetual Good Samaritan, a stranger to no on,e and an adventurer extraordinaire. He is survived by his wife, Barbara of Los Alamos; his daughter, Cindy and her husband David Bardwil of New Jersey; his daughter, Lynette and her husband Ivan Busch of Arizona; his daughter, Rowena Macdonald of Arizona; his sister, Susan Reynolds of Florida; five grandchildren and another on the way, two nieces and a nephew, several close-knit cousins and other relatives. An informal gathering of friends and family will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Denali Sled Dog Kennels at Denali National Park, PO Box 9, Denali Park, Alaska 99755, or to a favorite charity.

Contributed by: B. (VA3BJD)

Interesting character! I met him for the first time at the Hamvention this year. I was impressed, and quite surprised at his sudden passing.

Contributed by: REMOVED (RAD1OMAN)

Jerry was very active on our New Mexico nets on 75-meters and his voice will be missed. We will also miss those great demo's of the satellite handi-talkie rig that he would demonstrate at EVERY hamfest that he went to. See ya Jerry!!

Contributed by: Gary N. Babcock (W5GNB)

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