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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Robert "Navaho Bob" Su (NV0H)


December 22, 2010


Suerig, Robert R., baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Wednesday, December 22, 2010. Son of the late George and Virginia Suerig (nee Noonan). Beloved brother of Joan (the late Gary) Wetteroff, Debbie (Bob) Bergmann, Nancy (Mike) Turner and the late James and Tom (Adele) Suerig. Dear uncle, cousin and friend to many. Services: Funeral from the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Monday, December 27, 2010 at 9:45 a.m. to St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, Ellisville for 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment St. Paul Churchyard. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Backstoppers or APA. Visitation Sunday, December 26, 2010 from 2-8 p.m. Friends may sign the familys on-line guestbook at Schrader.com. Bobby was a friend to many hams in the St. Louis Area....always willing to "emler" any way he could. He will be missed very much.

Contributed by: Cliff Rozar (KC0SDV)




Contributed by: Cliff Rozar (KC0SDV)




Contributed by: Cliff Rozar (KC0SDV)


Bobby (or "Navajo Bob") was one of the first people I talked to on the radio. He invited me and a friend over to his station and helped us check out an issue with my radio. He always had a friendly smile and something funny to say when you saw him at a radio gathering or talked to him on the air. He will be missed by many of us! I remember his gracious sisters and cousin who would sometimes take him to events. I'm sure this is a difficult loss for you. My condolences to the entire extended family. Lori Yount KD0EPN Dec 24, 2010 Manchester, MO

I was so saddened to hear of Bobby's passing the other night. He was a fantastic ambassador to the hobby of Amateur Radio and a great person to know. My wife and I will greatly miss him, his humor, and his generosity of spirit. Max Slover - K0AZV Nita Slover - KC0VJT Max Slover Dec 24, 2010 St Ann, MO

I am a friend to Nancy, Bob's sister. I would have loved to have known Bob as he seemed to be dear and quite the character. He will be missed, but not forgotten. Please know that you all are in my prayers and thoughts at this time. God bless. Elena Williams Dec 24, 2010 O'Fallon, MO

I will always remember "Navaho Bob." You could see him smile over the ham radio. He always ordered the desert at Appelbe's after the meeting. He always had a kind word for everyone as we did for him. I remember when he told me he got a cat (I have two and mentioned the over the radio often.) I gave him some of my cat magazines. Hope his kitty is doing well. This is a sad day. Bill Coby, KB0MWG (Also Mandy and Buddy kitties.) Bill Coby Dec 24, 2010 St. Louis, MO

Bob is reason I got into ham radio when I did. When I was in high school, I first got acquainted talking to "Wheeler" as a part of the Old Channel 35 gang in the afternoons. At one point, I was invited over to his house where he shared his station and knowledge with me. Shortly after, I was licensed as a ham and made my first contact from his station to W1AW. My first radio was the same as one of his, a Yaesu FT-50 complete with charger station from Master Charger. I leaned on him for advice while finding my way around as a ham. Bob was always hiding somewhere on the radio and it was a pleasure to catch up to him on an occasion when I found him. Although I only recently saw Bob at hamfests and other events, I will still miss my "elmer". He is the reason I play with radio stuff to this day and for that I an truly grateful for knowing him. Brad Ziegler KCCDG Brad Ziegler Dec 23, 2010 Manchester, MO

Bobby made everyone around him smile. Not a nicer guy on the planet.I was lucky enough to take him on an otherwise boring road trip to Moberly. Even the surprise flat tire was funny with Bobby in the van. His attitude made you want to be around him. Many of us enjoyed being corrupted by NV0H! Ben Shipman Dec 23, 2010 St. Louis, MO

Bobby was one of the first people I "met' after getting my ham license and was a tremendous help to me and many new hams. He attended many SLSRC club events and "lit up" the room when he arrived with his humor and positive attitude. Bobby will be missed by all. 73 my friend Cliff kc0sdv Cliff Rozar kc0sdv Dec 23, 2010 Ballwin, MO

Contributed by: Cliff Rozar (KC0SDV)


Bobby was a great friend and a great Ham Radio Operator. "Navaho Bob" Was a name many of you may not know. It was a result of his friend Jim, (N0OBG) typing Bob's call sign (NV0H) into a word processor and the spelling correction told him it was "Navajo" rather than NV0H. Bobby was know as Navajo Bob from then on. As president of the Ham Radio Club (SLSRC) I know I can speak for all the members when I say Bobby will be missed very much. Bobby always sat in front and I could always count on his sense of humor to brighten up the meeting. We will miss you very much Navajo!! 73 from all of us at the SLSRC. Mark Biernacki President SLSRC KB5YZY

Contributed by: Cliff Rozar (KC0SDV)


I was deeply saddened to hear of Bob's passing. Bob was a very special person. The first time I "met" him on the air, he made a quip about something that he knew would stir up some listening friends. Several came on the air with their own one-liners for him. I was a new ham and I could tell immediately that this man was truly loved by the ham radio community. I had put the call out to him because I was moving into the house down the street from him and wanted to say hello. This was the start of our friendship. Bob has been a friend and mentor to me ever since. He was such an upbeat person with a neat sense of humor and had the greatest laugh. Really fun to be around and talk to. Burl and I will miss him so terribly much. 73 dear friend. We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to Bob's family and to let you know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time. Cece Rongey, W0CMR Burl Rongey, W0BWR Cece Rongey Dec 24, 2010 Ellisville, MO

God Bless. Bob---73, Dennis, AAA Dennis J. McCarthy Dec 24, 2010 St. Louis, MO

I will always remember how helpful Bob has been to me in the radio world. An amazing gentleman. Rob Robinson, kc0vpl Dec 24, 2010 Chesterfield, MO



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My condolences to the family. The guest book entries say it all. Bob was one of a kind and will be missed by all. 73s Bobby...Harry wa0cns Harry Haeusser Dec 26, 2010 Twin Oaks, MO

Bob was a real inspiration. He was a "behind-the-scenes" enabler of many, fixing issues that some of us couldn't really grasp, but let him handle on his time, in him way, and from what I understand, flawlessly. He couldn't get to many events to support them, but several "hams" attended those events, that received his help to be better at them, including me. Never a complaint, never a hint of bad attitude, and always a joy to see him when I could, yes, I will miss Bob sorely, as will many I'm sure. To his loved ones - please know that he supported many, and despite this hobby that obsessed him as it does some of us, he did far more good than you might realize. His many kindnesses will live far into the future in public service - and for that, we are all blessed. 73, dear friend, Tori Vernau KC0EEP Dec 25, 2010 Manchester, MO



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Navajo Bob, your smile, warmth, and humor was infectious, and your knowledge of fire department radios will be missed. It was an honor to know you. Todd Greenstein KC0NNL Dec 26, 2010 Creve Coeur, MO

I am new to the amateur radio community but have met so many wonderfully inspirational people through it, and my friend, Navajo Bob, was one of the first I met. Bobby opened his arms to greet me on the air and guided me through the first days on the air and tolerated my never-ending questions with gusto and humor. Bobby, you will be missed by many, many people whom you have touched through amateur radio and elsewhere, including myself. 73, my friend, the D-STAR master! Michael Kyzer, KD0IZL Dec 26, 2010 Saint Louis, MO



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God Bless 73 ABSX Harry Nordman Dec 27, 2010 Oakville, MO

I am very sorry to for your loss. I knew Bob from Ham Radio....He was a good friend and I always enjoyed talking to him on DSTAR. He would check into my Sunday Night Net when he had a chance and he will be greatly missed. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Connie KB0ZSG Connie Ballantyne Dec 26, 2010 MO



Contributed by: Cliff Rozar (KC0SDV)


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