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Past ARRL Dakota Division Director Howard Mark, K3HM, SK

02/02/2015

Past ARRL Dakota Division Director Howard Mark, K3HM (ex-W0OZC), of Burnsville, Minnesota, died on January 24. He was 81. An ARRL member, Mark was licensed in 1957. He was appointed as ARRL Dakota Vice Director in 1982 to fill a vacancy. He served in that post until 1986, when he succeeded Tod Olson, K0TO, as Director after Olson was elected as ARRL International Affairs Vice President. Mark stepped down as Director in 1993, when he moved out of the Division to Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Howard had been failing the last week or two, and his passing still comes with great sorrow to everyone,” said Mike Sigelman, K0BUD, a good friend. “Howard Mark was a highly intelligent person who set a fine example of a great husband and family man and one very devoted to his friends and to our hobby! I know he will be missed by all of us.”

During his 17 years in Las Vegas, Mark was an active member of the Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club (LVRAC) and held various club leadership roles. Within the club he became known as “The Voice of Summerlin,” after the community where he lived. Mark served as the club’s net control operator for many years, and he regularly organized LVRAC’s participation in such public service activities as the Las Vegas Marathon, the Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay, and the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure.

Survivors include his wife, Margi. The family will hold a private memorial observance.

 



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