October 17, 2022 Meeting Minutes

10/17/22 The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 14 members in attendance, introductions were made and the pledge of allegiance was given by all.

Silent Key: WD8KRW Bill Grieser 10/12/22. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/fcnews/name/william-grieser-obitua…

Members in Distress: KG8FM: struggling with kidney stones and bladder cancer

Corrections to Minutes from Previous Meeting: none

Treasurer's Report: unchanged; no fiscal activity this month

Silent Key - Dave Nelson KA8KDS

David L. Nelson, age 84, of Wauseon, passed away April 3, 2022, at Genacross in Napoleon. David was a truck driver for many years.

Dave was born on January 4, 1938 in Sioux City, Iowa, to the late David and Grace (Peck) Nelson. On May 7, 1985, Dave married Marilyn Shuster, and she survives. Dave was an amateur radio operator, his call sign being KA8KDS. Dave enjoyed bluegrass music, and thus was learning to play the banjo. He also enjoyed camping and loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Silent Key - Marvin Buntain W8JLH

Marvin Keith Buntain, 83, Kokomo, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home on Thursday, November 4th, 2021. He was born in Williams County, Ohio on May 14, 1938 to the late Charles and Bonneita (Clymer) Buntain. Marvin is survived by his daughters Julie (Brent) Heitz of Toledo, Ohio, Sheila Richardson of Kokomo, grandson Ryan Richardson of Kokomo and sister Janet Funk of Bryan, OH. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews, as well as very good friends (you know who you are).

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Mitchell Bundy, brother Wayne Buntain and sister Sharon Nisley.


Silent Key: John Dvorack KD8BIN

I received this communication from John's wife Doris:

This is Doris Dvorack, wife of John Dvorack (KD8BIN).  It is with great sadness I advise you of John's passing on Sunday, October 17th due to pancreatic and liver cancer.  Although he was not active recently, he took immense pride and enjoyment in being a Ham Radio Operator.  

Visitation is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 22 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2255 Central Grove (corner of Anthony Wayne Trail & Sherwood), Toledo, OH.  Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 a.m.  Interment Riverside Cemetery, Maumee, OH.  

Donations in John's memory may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. 


Silent Key - Allen Nash KC8UQU

Allen Nash, age 53, of Delta passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 16, 2020 in his home.  Allen was born in Wauseon, Ohio on October 12, 1966 to the late Steven and Florence (Griesinger) Nash and was a 1985 graduate of Delta High School.  Allen was a kind and gentle person and would help anyone in need.  He enjoyed the Amateur Radio club, attending the Fulton County fair and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.  He was a past member of the Civil Air Patrol.   Allen was employed at Sauder Manufacturing for 24 years and was a member of the Swancreek Church of the Brethren.  Left to cherish his memory are his siblings, David (Ann) Nash of Delta; Daryl Nash of Kissimmee, FL; Roger (Peggy) Nash of Orlando, FL; Brenda (Joe) Stearns of Fostoria; Teresa ( Len) Williams of Wauseon and Laura (Ron Seedorf) Snow of Liberty Center along with many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul.  Friends and family will be received on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 2 to 8 PM at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Rt. 109, Delta, where funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10 AM with Rev. Don Krieger officiating.


Silent Key: John (Jack) Joyner N8BSR

John “Jack” W. Joyner, age 73, of Delta passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee. Jack was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 5, 1945 to John & Myra (Hugerford) Joyner. He worked for Sprint as an Electronics Tech retiring in 2005. A family man, Jack was a loving husband to his wife Dottie and was very proud of his children and grandchildren. Jack was a member of Mooresville Lodge No. 78 F. & A. M. in Mooresville, Indiana and later transfer his membership to Fulton Lodge in Delta, becoming a 50 year member. Jack loved to take things apart and learn how they worked. He was also a ham radio operator for many years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 51 years, Dottie; children, Jennifer (Jason) Yost; Rebecca (Rick) Helminski; John T. (Nikki) Joyner; Stephen (Crystal) Joyner and 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Susan Joyner; and his parents John and Myra. Friends will be received Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 5-8 P.M. at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109, Delta where Masonic Services will be held at 7:30 P.M. Sunday evening.


Silent Key: Delmar Cadoo KD8QOH

We are sad to report another silent key in our Amateur Radio family, Delmar Cadoo KD8QOH, father of Corey Cadoo KD8QHD, passed away Wednesday morning. For Obituary information, use this link:


Visitation is Sunday from 1:00pm to 3:30pm at Hudson Chapel at 415 W. Main St in Hudson, MI.


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