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Henry Richard Kohl (K8DD)


He will be missed,Bill N1ASS From: Date: Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 6:37 AM Subject: K8DD final update 11-13-10 To: All... This may be the hardest email I've ever written. At 5:33 a.m. this morning Henry Richard Kohl passed away from respiratory complications in the ICU of Henry Ford Detroit. Hank was surrounded by his wife Kathie, son Andy and friends Trish and Stan Arnett. Per his wishes there will not be a funeral, but a memorial service will be held sometime in the Spring. Kath extends her thanks to everyone for their cards, prayers and well wishes. K8DD (SK) RIP I'll try to write more when I'm less likely to short the keyboard with tears Stan, AC8W

Contributed by: Basilie Bill Actipis (N1ASS)

I've known Hank as a member of Mad River Radio Club since the early '80s through our mutual love of contesting. When I moved down to Texas in 1997 I wasn't able to make MRRC meetings any longer, but I continued to see Hank at Dayton and at Ham-Com. He was always genuinely glad to see me, and vice versa. He also contributed significantly to the knowledge on the Elecraft e-mail reflector. I'll sure miss seeing his smiling face at hamfests and working him in the contests. 73 & RIP, "Duck" Randy, W8FN

Contributed by: Randy Farmer (W8FN)

Obituary Henry Richard Kohl | Visit Guest Book Henry Richard Kohl Lum, MI Hank Kohl passed away peacefully November 13, 2010. He was born in 1943 in Harrisburg, PA to the late Anna (Bear) Kohl and Richard G. Kohl. In October 1971 he married Kathie Sadler in Imlay City. He is survived by his wife Kathie, his son Andrew (Melissa) Kohl of Port Huron, daughter Carolyn Kohl (Jeremy Opperer) of London, England and granddaughters Annjanette, Avery and Kate. He is also survived by his sister Dorris Fissel and preceded in death by his sister Jean O'Hearn. Hank served in the Air National Guard. He worked for Burroughs/Unisys for 37 years and retired as a field engineer. Hank also worked as a projectionist, a consultant for Port Electronics and in his teenage years as a soda jerk. In addition to his love for his family, Hank's passion was amateur radio and he held numerous callsigns. He enjoyed traffic handling, DX'ing, contesting, building radio kits and antennas. Hank would take yearly trips to operate radio from exotic destinations and was licensed in twelve different countries. He was a member of the Eastern Michigan Amateur Radio Club, Lapeer County Amateur Radio Association, American Radio Relay League (life member) and belonged to many other local, national and international amateur radio clubs and organizations. Hank was extremely honored to be inducted into the QRP Amateur Radio Club International Hall of Fame. He lived life to the fullest, his wit and knowledge will be missed by all his family and friends. When asked how he was, he would reply "Great, fine, wonderful, superb, stupendous, fantastic. If I were any better, I'd be twins." A memorial service is planned for April of 2011. Donations can be made to the ARRL Foundation Scholarship Fund, 221 Main St., Newington, CT 06111 or to the American Lung Association. Published in The Times Herald from November 19 to November 21, 2010

Contributed by: Basilie Bill Actipis (N1ASS)

Preliminary Announcement A celebration to remember Hank Kohl, K8DD(SK), will be held Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Thomas Edison Inn, 500 Thomas Edison Parkway, Port Huron, MI (under the Blue Water Bridges) You are invited to come and share memories, tell stories and/or lies about our friend. More information will be provided in March. Please pass the word. If you can’t make it to the party you are welcome to email thoughts and stories to be enjoyed with others. We’ve a couple of months lead time but Kath would like you to RSVP for planning purposes so, when your plans are finalized, let either her or I know.

Contributed by: Basilie Bill Actipis (N1ASS)

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