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August, 2009

Butch will be sorely missed by all of his amateur radio buddies, especially for his genuine friendship and 75 meter daily chats! We all enjoyed hearing about Butch's tales and good fun, running around helping others and community involvement. 73's/74's to a very well-liked and caring man.

Contributed by: Nancy Laifer (WB2UQU)

Was this Butch Miller from Jackson's Central High School class of 1960? If so, we were friends and played sports together. Butch was a great baseball player and a super basketball player. If this is the same man, he was greatly admired and is well remembered by many, many classmates.

Contributed by: KF5DE (KF5DE)

I knew Butch for more than 50 years as a ham buddy but also as a childhood friend. He got his license about six months before mine he was WA2JSW and I was WA2WAL at the time. Although we went to school in adjacent towns (He in Ridgewood and me in Franklin Lakes NJ) we would get together after school either in person or on 6 meter AM almost every day from 1962 to we both went into the navy in the late sixties. We did a lot of “running around" together when we were teenagers. We would go over the line to NY which had a drinking age of 18 at the time and hit the clubs. When I got out of the Navy in 1970 I got back in contact with Butch on 2 meter FM he was still in North Jersey I lived at the Jersey Shore he was married and I soon after followed him. Through all my life’s twists and turns we would keep in contact either on the air or I would stop by when I was visiting or working in the NYC area. When I retired in 2001 I found Butch with the group on 3818 MHz and we reconnected. Butch was always great tinkerer and swapper of radio equipment we must have traded radios dozens of times over the years. As a matter of fact I was going to send him a spare HF rig I had just before he passed. He was a good friend and a great ham and I will sorely miss him.

Contributed by: Jim Walsh (K3JIM)

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