George Varvitsiotes, K6SV (SK)
Ham Radio Outlet (HRO) Vice President George Varvitsiotes, K6SV (ex-WB6DSV), passed away August 21 due to complications from cancer. He was 57. An ARRL member, Varvitsiotes began his career at HRO in September 1976 as a salesman in the company’s Burlingame, California store. “While at HRO, George did just about everything,” recalled HRO Owner and President Robert Ferrero, W6RJ. “As Vice President, George did all the purchasing for the entire company. He was a technician, a salesman, a store manager. He loved our hobby top-to-bottom. George lived ham radio.” A memorial service for Varvitsiotes is planned for August 28 at Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church in Castro Valley, California.