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John Rittenhouse (WB8VOJ)


Contributed by: David Rittenhouse (KB8YNC)

RITTENHOUSE - John Robert Rittenhouse "WB8VOJ", aged 50, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2009 after a courageous battle with colon cancer. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Silvia Rittenhouse; sons, David (Danielle) Rittenhouse, Andrejs (Tabitha) Rittenhouse; granddaughter, Breanne; his parents, Jerry (Jane) Rittenhouse; brother, Bruce (Carol) Rittenhouse; sister, Sara (Russ) Vreeland; mother-in-law, Zenta Karklins; sister-in-law, Inara (Jim) Zweedyk; many cousins and friends. He will be missed by his furry buddies who kept him comfortable Rudy, Ahi, and Billy. John was vice president of the family business Electronic Automation Inc. for 26 years. He loved trees, being outdoors, traveling up north, and amateur radio.

Contributed by: David Rittenhouse (KB8YNC)

John was one of my first 2 meter contacts. He just lived several blocks from me and it was always a pleasure to chat with him. I don't think I ever went away without learning something new about Ham Radio. He also was a great friend to ham radio by all the investments he made in helping "everybody" become better operators. His work and effort on the I.R.A. Link system will be a testimonial to his love of people and Ham radio. John, thank you for all you gave us. May you rest in peace now.

Contributed by: Richie Ranta (K8JX)

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