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Bob Funck (KB5GQ)

August 8, 1999

From the ARRL Letter V.18, #35, 9/3/99 Robert R. Funck, KB5GQ, SK: A well-known Amateur Radio personality in the New Orleans area, Bob Funck, KB5GQ, of La Place, Louisiana, died August 8. He was 59. A life member of the ARRL, Funck was a fixture on local repeaters and at hamfests throughout the Gulf South. He had an abiding interest in VHF, was involved in repeater coordination and served as a long-time representative to the Louisiana Council of Amateur Radio Clubs, the frequency-coordination entity in Louisiana. Funck was instrumental in developing the Amateur Radio exhibit for the Louisiana World's Fair in 1984. Services were August 10.--thanks to Bob Spahn, WD5BJW, and Bob Dunn, K5IQ.

Contributed by: Don Wilbanks (KC5MFA)

Bob was very special to me. He was my best friend for the past 14 years. Bob was one of those special people who never met a stranger. He was well known at every ham gathering from Dallas to Birmingham; Memphis to New Orleans. He was well respected everywhere. Bob promoted amateur radio every chance he got and was responsible for several folks getting their licenses. His death leaves a big gap in the Louisiana Coucil, the clubs in South Louisiana, and my life. Alice Lewis KC5JM

Contributed by: Alice Lewis (KC5JM)

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