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Robert "Doc" Kelemen (W1US)

March 22, 2007

My friend Doc, W1US, died today. I had only known him for about 4 years, but as my ham neighbor, I did a lot with him over that time. Doc battled cancer for almost 10 years. In the end, he died of something else. As he saw the end of life approaching, he always savored every day on earth. He wanted to go to Dayton with me this summer, and I would have taken him. Doc had a very elaborate antenna system with multiple towers, including a 200 footer, and a 75 meter four square. I suspect all that will now be removed. Doc had a PhD in engineering, and was very knowledgable and curious about the universe right up to the end. RIP Doc, as you QSY to a higher plane.

Contributed by: Raymond Makul (K1XV)

Contributed by: Raymond Makul (K1XV)

I'm very sad to hear of Doc's passing. I met him about 15 years ago when another friend, Seth K1LOM (sk) brought him to my house to purchase an amplifier I had forsale. He was dressed in a beret and was wearing Irish kilts.. He was most interesting to talk to and invited me to visit his hilltop station in Vermont. I'm sorry I never got the chance. RIP Doc..

Contributed by: Steve (K2WE)

Vy 73 Doc... you were always a gentleman, generous, gracious, inquisitive, and up for a new challenge. I know you'll be appreciated up there too! Thanks for all you shared with us. Jim W1PID

Contributed by: W1PID (W1PID)

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