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

12/16/2014

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 Maitland. — Thanks to Paul Blumhardt, K5RT

 



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