Former Hudson Division Director Linda Ferdinand, N2YL (SK)
Linda Ferdinand, N2YL, passed away May 4 due to complications from chronic heart failure. She was 63. Ferdinand served as Hudson Division Vice Director from 1980-1982, and as Division Director from 1985-1987. She was an extremely proficient Morse code operator and was active in the ARRL National Traffic System at the local, section, region and area levels, as well as serving in the Transcontinental Corps. An ARRL Life Member, Ferdinand received an advanced degree in computer science and worked for IBM, transitioning their mainframe computers to large computers based on small microprocessors running in parallel. She was also a member of the ARRL A-1 Operator Club, FISTS and the Six Meter International Radio Club (SMIRK). Ferdinand was an avid quilter and lover of cats. She is survived by her husband Gary, W2CS, and son Brian, N2EKS, daughter Lauren and two grandchildren. Services are scheduled for 1 PM on Friday, May 7 at Medway Congregational Christian Church in Climax, New York. The family requests that contributions be made in Ferdinand’s memory to AnimalLovers (The Animal Welfare League of the Greater Capital District).