Herbert "Pete" Hoover III, W6ZH (SK)
Herbert “Pete” Hoover III, W6ZH (ex-W6APW) -- the grandson of Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States, and the son of former IARU and ARRL President Herbert Hoover Jr, W6ZH (SK) -- passed away February 4, 2010. He was 82. A resident of San Marino, California, Hoover was active in ARRL activities, serving as a Director of the ARRL Foundation in 1976 and as a member of the ARRL Long Range Planning Committee from 1978-1981. In the 1970s, Hoover and EIMAC’s Bill Eitel, W6UF (SK) established a matching fund to encourage contributions to the amateur satellite program. Hoover served as Vice President and Trustee of the Pasadena (California) Radio Club and was also a member of the Southern California DX Club. In 1978, Hoover was elected to the National Red Cross (later the American Red Cross) Board of Governors. A memorial service is being planned. Donations may be made to Doheney Eye Institute, 1490 San Pablo St, Los Angeles, CA 90033; Hoover Institution, 434 Galvez Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6010; Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association, 302 Parkside Dr, West Branch, IA 52358 or the House Ear Institute, 2100 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90057.