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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX003 (2015)

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ARLX003 Past ARRL Dakota Division Director Howard Mark, K3HM (SK)

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Special Bulletin 3  ARLX003
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  February 2, 2015
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLX003 Past ARRL Dakota Division Director Howard Mark, K3HM (SK)

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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