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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX002 (2015)

ARLX002 ARRL Assistant Roanoke Division Director Anthony R. "Tony"
Curtis, K3RXK (SK)

QST de W1AW  
Special Bulletin 2  ARLX002
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 29, 2015
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX002 ARRL Assistant Roanoke Division Director Anthony R. "Tony"
Curtis, K3RXK (SK)

ARRL Assistant Roanoke Division Director Anthony R. "Tony" Curtis,
K3RXK, of Laurinburg, North Carolina, died on January 23. Curtis
served twice as an Assistant Director - from 1986 until 1997 and
again from 2002 until his death. Known as "Dr. Tony" to his mass
communication students at the University of North Carolina at
Pembroke, Curtis was a space and Amateur Radio satellite enthusiast
and occasional guest speaker. Curtis also contributed to QST.
Licensed at 14, he was involved in emergency preparedness. He also
held ARRL Field Organization appointments as Official Emergency
Station and Volunteer Examiner.

"The department lost a valued colleague and a good friend, and he'll
be deeply missed," Dr Jason Hutchens, chair of the Mass
Communication department, said.

Curtis began his teaching career in 1967. Before arriving at UNCP in
2002, he taught at Penn State University, Ohio University, Salisbury
University, The Union Institute and University, and Hood College.
His colleagues described Curtis as an educator who always made time
for his students and had a hands-on teaching style.

At UNCP, he received an Outstanding Teaching Award in 2012 and was
named the Most Valuable Professor in 2012 and 2013. He had served as
chair of the faculty senate and as president of the Friends of the
Library Board.

Curtis founded ARCsoft Publishers, which specialized in science
publications, and he wrote more than 70 books about computers,
communications, space, and astronomy. He also contributed to several
regional and national publications, including Popular Mechanics and
The National Observer, and he was a public relations consultant,
serving as a speechwriter and a field press secretary.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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