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Mike Kaczynski (W1OD (WA1RYL IN 1977))
JULY 6, 2010
I first met Mike in 1977 when he was WA1RYL,on a
75 Meter Traffic Net, he was a young energetic,
enthusiastic guy! This from ARRL:
Michael B. Kaczynski, W1OD, of Bristol Connecticut,
died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at
Bristol Hospital. He was 51. An ARRL Life Member,
Kaczynski worked at ARRL Headquarters from
1979-1987 starting off at the DXCC Desk, then
becoming a Communications Assistant, Technical
Information Specialist, Lab Technician and
eventually an Assistant Technical Editor and Contest
Manager; at the time of his death, he was employed
at ESPN. While at the ARRL, he authored almost 50
articles inQST, including contest results articles and
product reviews. He was also President of the
Newington Amateur Radio League (NARL) from
1991-1992 and a member of the ARRL’s A-1
Operator Club. Kaczynski enjoyed and was a
member of many organizations related to bowling,
sport shooting, model airplanes, astronomy and
geocaching. He also held a private pilot’s license.
He is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins
and his loving companion, Donna Sullivan. Funeral
services will be held on Saturday, July 10 at 10:30
AM at Funk Funeral Home in Bristol, followed by a
Mass of Christian Burial at St Stanislaus Church.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home
on Friday between 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made to the Kaczynski
Scholarship Fund, c/o St Stanislaus Church, 510
West St, Bristol, CT 06010 or to Special Olympics,
2666 State St, Suite 1, Hamden, CT 06517-2232.
Kaczynski’s family has set up a memorial Web
sitewhere friends may leave condolences.
Contributed by: Scott W. Porter (WA1YTW)
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