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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Edward White (WA3BZT)

July 5, 2012

Mr. Edward Joseph White, age 65, of Bear, DE, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at the Delaware Hospice Center. Born on April 16, 1947 in Nuneaton in the county of Warwickshire, England, Mr. White was the son of the late William White and Julia Cartain White. He proudly served in the US Air Force as a young man and would continue in the service of his country as a member of the US Air Force Reserve for 41 years before his retirement from military duty. In civilian life, Mr. White was an incredibly gifted engineer. He was instrumental in developing electronic guidance systems for NASA in the 1960s and 70s. He was last employed as a satellite engineer. He was a licensed amateur radio operator (WA3BZT) and was part of Navy MARS, a national emergency communication system. As an amateur radio operator, he included the use of “Earth-Moon-Earth” technology--essentially bouncing signals off the moon. Mr. White was a member of American Legion Post # 25 in Middletown. He is survived by his beloved wife, Joan Taber White; his daughter, Angelique M. White and her husband, Jason Rogers, of Douglasville, PA; and his two grandsons, Justin David Rogers and Dalton Eric Rogers.

Contributed by: John K Scoggin Jr (W3JKS)

Farewell old friend. I'm going to miss those lunches with the '73 gang on Friday. john

Contributed by: John K Scoggin Jr (W3JKS)

What a shock. What a great guy. He was one of my first ham buddies when I got back on the air in the 90's. He was active in the First State club, Navy Mars, Field Day, the whole works. I had been over his house and on his 940. He had this two-color Columbia jacket I always liked and remarked upon. He was the only guy I knew who worked in a telescope company. He was always great to us.

Contributed by: (N9GG)

I have known Ed since about 1967. He was always smiling and enjoyed ham radio as much as anyone I have ever known. His passing was certainly a surprise.

Contributed by: Frank Getz (N3FG)

Ed's sickness and death took us all by surprise. In April Ed and Joan visited us to celebrate Easter with my family and not long afterward he was attending the SEVHFS conference. When he got back from there the symptoms began appearing and then the diagnosis from the doctors. It's amazing what can happen in the span of two months. Ed was a great friend - whether you knew him or not. He was always there to lend assistance to old and new hams alike. Whether you needed help getting an antenna in the air or parts to modify/repair a piece of equipment - he would be there asking "what do you need and how many of them would you like!" Guys like Ed only come around so often. I can honestly say that I was honored to have known him and to have called him my best friend.

Contributed by: Douglas E Rambo (KA3KHZ)

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