Retired Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy. He served as an enlisted-man, primarily as a Russian Morse Code Interceptor while stationed in Germany. He later moved into the medical field as an officer. He maintained his call for many years, but he was inactive. Recently, he got back into amateur radio to talk with family members out of state. He passed away due to a cardiac event. He was survived by his wife, two adult sons, and a baby granddaughter.