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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Al Painter (AB7WK)

Feb 01, 2006 (?)

This evening, the ham radio community lost a good friend. Al Painter, AB7WK one of the blind hams that lived in the Renton Highlands, succumbed to health problems and passed away at Valley General Hospital. He was 52. Further details will be made available when they are available. He will be missed by those who knew him. A memorial service for Al will be on Sat, Feb 18, 2006 at 2 pm, near Lake Morton in Covington, WA. For further information related to this, please ask Dave (email to 73, Dave - For those of you who may not remember, he was the star of our "RIDE WITH AL DAY". Al was blind and the joke was : if you missed rotation on the morning commute, you had to let AL drive you to work. One day AL piped up and said he liked to drive, but didn't get a chance to very often. So we brought him out and had the "RIDE WITH AL DAY". It was wonderful. My jeep han't been the same sence!!! We had door prizes, T-shirts, BBQ,hot tub gokart rides and more it was a great event.. The DOA (director of alignment) would ride with AL and was blind folded and would reley directions to AL verbaly that were sent via radio from the CORONER ( Corrections Observer Relaying On or Near Entry Re-point.[?]) If you rode with Al, ( DOA) you got a T-shirt.. Let me know if you would like more immages. He will surely be missed here at the KB7UXE compound. Dan.

Contributed by: Dan Asbjornsen (KB7UXE)

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