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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX017 (1997)

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ARLX017 Justin Barton, WA1ITZ, SK

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Special Bulletin 17  ARLX017
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  July 11, 1997
To all radio amateurs

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ARLX017 Justin Barton, WA1ITZ, SK

Former Vermont Section Manager Justin Barton, WA1ITZ, of Randolph,
Vermont, died July 10. He was 69. Barton recently stepped down as
section manager for reasons of ill health. He was succeeded by
Bernie Capron, N1NDN, of Northfield.

Barton became Vermont SM in 1994. He was elected again in 1996. An
effort last fall to recall him turned instead into a vote of
confidence. The recall vote tally was 135 ''yes'' votes and 257 ''no''
votes. Barton was a driving force behind the establishment of the
Vermont Amateur Radio Council.

Upon learning of Barton's death, former ARRL New England Division
Director Bill Burden, WB1BRE, had words of praise. ''Justin gave it
his all during his tenure. It was my pleasure to work with him on
several projects, and I will miss Justin's wit and insight.'' Burden
said Barton ''believed in family first and hobbies second.''

Services will be held Monday, July 14, 9 AM, at St Catherines
Church, Norwood, Massachusetts.
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