Byron Armstrong W8SYD

Discussion in 'Silent Keys / Friends Remembered' started by KD5ZSY, Apr 22, 2019.

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  1. KD5ZSY

    KD5ZSY Ham Member QRZ Page

    With Heavy Hearts we are sadden to report the passing of a fixture to the 147.380 repeater in San Antonio. W8SYD, Byron passed early Monday Morning. Survived by His Wife Christy and children.

    We will keep up to date once arrangements/memorial service has been made.

    May he rest in peace
     
  2. KD5ZSY

    KD5ZSY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Byron L. Armstrong, age 77, passed away April 22, 2019. He was born in Barberton, OH. He graduated from Norton High School and from Ohio State University. He completed officer training at Lackland AFB, was stationed at Keesler AFB, Malstrom AFB, Andrews AFB, as well as Udorn Royal Thai AFB, Thailand and Ching Chuan Kang AFB, Taiwan. He earned the rank of Captain. Byron obtained a LMSW from OLLU and was in private practice as a psychotherapist until his retirement in 2015. Byron was an avid Amateur Radio Operator and earned his license (W8SYD) at age 12. He was fluent in Thai, was a skilled keyboardist and singer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank W. and Nelbirtus Armstrong. He is survived by his wife Christy MacKinnon, brother-in-law Frederick MacKinnon, Hale MI, sister Sandy Adamich, Barberton OH, Patricia Danford Armstrong, Belaire OH, the mother of his daughters, Jennifer S Smolenak, St. Clairsville OH (Kirk), and Nan Croy, Davidson NC, (Mike) and grandchildren Gabrielle and Shane Smolenak, and Hannah and Madeline Croy. Byron was a dedicated husband and friend to many in the Amateur Radio community. A private memorial service is planned for later.
    For personal acknowledgement, you may sign the online guestbook at www.missionparks.com in the Tributes section.

    Published in Express-News on Apr. 28, 2019
     
  3. KE5FOX

    KE5FOX Ham Member QRZ Page

    He will be sorely missed. :(
     

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