​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...............

​Silent Keys

​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.


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 www.timesonline.com/obituaries  orwww.legacy.com/obituaries/local/pennsylvania/beaver-falls-obituaries 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. 


​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. 

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