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Mark Burgess (N8EC)
Mark-N8EC, Control Op. for the WR8DAR repeater system in Detroit, MI, passed quietly in his sleep on March 6th, 2007 at his home in Detroit.
Mark suffered from Brittle Bone Disease for most of his 47 years, but was usually upbeat in his day to day life. An avid Detroit Tigers fan, he worked as an Usher for the Tigers during home games at Comerica Park since its opening a few years back.
I met Mark on the air shortly after I got my ticket and he and I were good friends ever since. As Control Op for the Spirit of '76 repeater in Detroit, he taught me alot about being a control op for a repeater.
Mark will be missed by all who knew him but mostly by his family and even more by his niece, Rosemary, who loved so very much.
'73, Mark, you will be missed!
Contributed by: Dennis (N8BMB)
I must admit, I was quite shocked to hear of mark's passing.
Me and Mark weren't the best of friends. In fact, he really didn't care for me, and I, quite frankly, didn't care for him either.
But I was quite saddened to hear of his passing. too young. Rest in Peace Mark. and My thoughts go out to Mark's Mom, and Nieces.
To be brief, I'd known of Mark, since his days on the CB Radio as "Hot Rod Charlie". and remember him the first time he ever got on 2 meters. An interesting person indeed.
He will be missed by many, I'm sure.
Contributed by: Charles Patrick Adkins (K8CPA)
I never met Mark in person, but talked to him numerous times on the air. He was always quick with the funny remarks and I enjoyed his sense of humor. I had just returned from several months out of state when I heard of his passing. I was saddened to hear the news. He will be missed by the Amateur community. Rest in Peace.
Contributed by: Dave (KD8AMR)
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