Although today was a very nice New Years Day Rooster Net with over 100 check-ins.  One Rooster was missing in action and has been sorely missed for several months.  It is with great sadness that I have to report that James Richard “Dick” Hanna K3VYY,  Rooster# 1360, who crowed in on July 30, 2013 passed away Saturday evening December 30 2017 after battling  cancer.  Dick and his wife Pam, WB3BHJ, were active in organizing the western Pennsylvania Rooster Luncheons.   Dick and Pam lived in Beaver Falls, PA
Please keep Pam in your thoughts and Prayers.  There will probably be an obituary in the Beaver Times newspaper in the next couple days.
 Dick and Pam are on the extreme right in the back and front row respectively of the first picture taken at the Iron Bridge Inn on August 20, 2016.  He and his wife can also be seen along with Joe, AA3YE in the second picture. 

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​Chris  W2NQB,  became an SK  on 3/8/2019.  Only a few days after receiving this fine award.  Chris was  one of our Monday Net Controls.  More information will follow when received.


David A. Hinkel, 73, of Emmaus, loving father and grandfather, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 at home. He was the husband of the late Linda E. (Bruch) Hinkel. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Astor D. and Elizabeth L. (Sperlbaum) Hinkel. Before retiring, David worked with computers and videography. He was an avid ham radio operator. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Milford Ward. He served in the PAARNG.
Survivors: sons, Scott D., Steven M., and Matthew J. and wife, Erin; daughters, Susan G. wife of David Staus and Sharon L. wife of Jonathan Kile; brother, Dennis; 11 grandchildren.

​Rear Admiral Robert G. Williams, Jr, AA4SV SK July 23, 2019 Age 98

​KC3EYL Dave, became a SK on 3/10/2019.  Rooster # 1420.  Dave will be missed by many.

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​On August 13th,Bob K3REM , Rooster# 1233, Became a silent Key. Bob is in the red shirt below.  Always good natured, always cheerful, always a friend.  Bob will be missed.  73 my friend...............

​It is with great sadness that I have to report that Joe McGrath (uncle Joe)  K3UYK  Rooster # 1130 passed away on Thursday 10/10/2019 after battling cancer.
Joe had been a Rooster since 2003 and was a regular on the Rooster Net.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Joanne and his family at this sad time.
Funeral arrangements will be on the Cattermole & Klotzbach funeral home website shortly.

​Kelly P. McGuire, 57, of Greensburg, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born July 27, 1959, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Roger and Anne (Hickey) McGuire. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Greensburg. He was a Marine Corps veteran. He was a private pilot for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and amateur radio operator known as "N3FQG." Kelly enjoyed boating, fishing and World War II history. He is survived by his wife, Marybeth (Tirdil) McGuire. 

​Sam Smith, "K3 George Baker Able" passed peacefully 11/28/2018. He is now with his beloved "Gracie." Sam was born February 17, 1921. Both he and his wife served our country in the Navy during WWII. Sam became a Rooster in  2015 and was Rooster # 1387.  Sam was also a long time Phil-Mont member in 1959.  Hey, Sam, you cannot time out Heaven. Keep them entertained. All Roosters and  Phil-Monters will remember you fondly.

​K3COJ  Ray Reedy, Rooster # 319, Became an SK on July 19th, 2019. Ray was 96.