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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX015 (2014)

ARLX015 Past Northern Florida Section Manager Royal V. Mackey, N4ADI

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Special Bulletin 15  ARLX015
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  December 18, 2014
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX015 Past Northern Florida Section Manager Royal V. Mackey, N4ADI
Past ARRL Northern Florida Section Manager Royal V. "Roy" Mackey,
N4ADI, of Winter Park, Florida, died December 5. He was 96 and had
not been active as a radio amateur for several years. Mackey served
as Northern Florida Section Manager from 1986 until 1990. After two
terms as Section Manager, he served as a Northern Florida Assistant
Section Manager from 1990 until 1997.

Mackey was instrumental in launching the Volunteer Examiner program
in Central Florida. He was a member of the Quarter Century Wireless
Association (QCWA).

"Roy's passing marks another of The Greatest Generation leaving our
midst," said Paul Blumhardt, K5RT, a friend who got to know Mackey
and his late wife Carolyn when he was a teenager. "He was a very
kind, gentle person, I never heard a cross word from him - well,
maybe except at the cat a time or two. Roy touched the lives of many
in our Amateur Radio community, and he will be missed."

Survivors include two sons and a daughter. A memorial service is set
for Saturday, December 20, 11 AM, at First Presbyterian Church of
Maitland, 341 N Orlando Avenue, Maitland, Florida 32751. The family
has suggested memorial donations to the First Presbyterian Church of