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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Bill Leahy (K0ZL)

February 2, 2009

Bonnie (KB0HTC) and Bill ran B&B Technical Services, an Amateur Radio repair company.

Contributed by: Rick Spiegel (W0RIC)

GOLDEN - A 54-year-old worker died Monday night in an apparent accident at the MillerCoors plant in Golden. The body of William Leahy, an electrician at the plant and a 30-year employee of Coors, was found by co-workers at about 9:30 p.m., said Aimee Valdez, a MillerCoors spokeswoman. The death, being investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, does not appear to be suspicious, said Jacki Kelley, a sheriff's spokeswoman. "Leahy was well-regarded by his coworkers and our condolences go out to the Leahy family and Bill's friends during this difficult time," a MillerCoors company statement said. The brewer will provide support and counseling to employees who are impacted by Leahy's death, the statement said.

Contributed by: Rick Spiegel (W0RIC)

I inherited from Bill the management of the Amateur-repairs Yahoogroup he founded back in 1999. He was the spirit and driving force for that nice Group for several years and helped lots of members with his insight and experience. RIP Bill, keep fixing rigs in Heaven. Your friend, JOSE EB5AGV

Contributed by: JOSE V. GAVILA (EB5AGV)

...I met Bill when I first moved to Denver 20 plus years ago... a great guy with a "big" heart...he always had the time to answer my feeble technical questions...and with a smile !!!...and always had the time to discuss "life" as we both grew older...a great guy and I will miss him...Ron K0XY

Contributed by: Ron Bramhall (K0XY)

I have known Bill for the past 30 years. Always a smiling face at hamfests, a contributor on numerous two meter nets, and one of the old time technicians. Bill was an asset to the ham community, not only in the Denver area, on the numerous Yahoo use groups , and in his 5 star business, B&B technical. Bill was always a family man, and most ham activities were family related. Our depest sympathy to Bonnie, the rest of the family, and to the Ham community. WB5OMP,& N0BQG

Contributed by: (WB5OMP)

...Bonnie said that once the funeral has taken place she will begin the process of returning all equipment...Please give her your support and understanding as she goes through this trying time...She will start return shipments as soon as practical...thanx you Ron K0XY

Contributed by: Ron Bramhall (K0XY)

Bill was a natural resource to amateur radio with his rare ability to understand and fix any rig out there- He loved his work and was very humble in his dealings with me- He loved repairing my TS-940 about 10 years ago- I just talked to him before Christmas about wiring back up my D-104. He said just bring it on by- I found out about his death at HRO today when I walked in and learned of this awful news. My prayers for his wife and their friends. I grew up by the Coors plant where he had his accident. I can't imagine what happened-

Contributed by: Paul Veal (N0AH)

Bill was a great guy and one I respect as my Kenwood "Yahoo Elmer". I was always asking him to fix my rigs, he always came back to me "be sure to.." Never had to send him any of them, ended up fixing them myself. I will pass the kindness on to others. Deepest sympathy to Bonnie and the family. Rest well my friend, Dave KD8GEH

Contributed by: Dave Z (KD8GEH)

My sincere condolences to Bonnie. Bill was a tremendous asset to amateur radio and will be missed deeply. A wonderful friend and a very knowledgeable technician. RIP, Bill. BOB HEIL, K9EID

Contributed by: BOB HEIL (K9EID)

I spoke with Bill several times via email about Kenwoods. He was generous with his time, generous with his knowledge, and a very nice man. My condolences to his family and may God bless them.

Contributed by: WB8WTU (WB8WTU)

Met Bill in 1978. He helped me a 14 yr old novice get back on the air. Still use his rig mods from time to time. He was a real asset to our hobby. He helped many hams get their rigs running. He was a top notch tech! He is missed by all.

Contributed by: Anthony Marquette (KA0CSL)

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