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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB056 (1997)

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ARLB056 Al Severson, AB8P, SK

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ARRL Bulletin 56  ARLB056
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  September 23, 1997
To all radio amateurs

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ARLB056 Al Severson, AB8P, SK

Former Great Lakes Division Director Al Severson, AB8P, of North
Olmsted, Ohio, died September 22, 1997, following a long illness. He
was 65. Severson served as Great Lakes Director from January 1990
until June 1995, when he resigned for health reasons. Previously,
he'd served as a vice director from 1985 to 1990. He was a Life
Member of ARRL, and a member of QCWA and the West Park Radiops as
well as many other clubs throughout the Division.

Severson had been licensed for approximately 45 years. During his
tenure as Great Lakes Director, Severson was a frequent visitor at
various hamfests in the Division.

Born in Minnesota and raised in the Dakotas and Washington State,
Severson graduated from Golden Gate University in California. For 26
years, he worked as a field underwriter for State Farm. Earlier, he
had served in the Marines in Korea and was awarded a Bronze Star,
Navy Cross and two Purple Hearts.

Survivors include his wife, Charmaine, and a son, Craig Severson
(W8CS, ex-AB8O), and a daughter, Catherine Sanders.

A service will be held September 28, 2 PM, at St Barnabas Church,
Bay Village, Ohio. Cards and letters are invited to Charmaine
Severson, 28381 North Park Dr, North Olmsted, OH 44070. Telephone
calls are welcome after the memorial service.
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