Ernest A. Baldini, K4RBD SK March 4, 2019 Age 92

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    Ernest A. Baldini, K4RBD SK


    Ernest Baldini, 92, a retired aerospace executive, died on March 4, 2019 in Rockledge,FL. Baldini, born in Detroit, Michigan, July 8, 1926. He was a veteran of World War II in the U. S. Army Signal Corps, was an electrical engineering graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology. He started his career at Detroit Edison Co. and later was Supervisor of Electrical Operations, General Motors Corporate Engineering Staff. He came to Brevard County in 1957 and became a General Dynamics Corp. Launch Conductor leading the first Atlas-Centaur launch in May, 1962. Later in his career he directed Defense Dept. satellite launch operations for The Aerospace Corporation.

    He served as President and Cartographer of the Florida Trail Association and as District Com-modore, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

    An active radio amateur, K4RBD, he served the Brevard Emergency Amateur Radio Services (BEARS) as one of its founders, as Treasurer and Director. He belonged to the Indian River Amateur Radio Club and was a founder of the Launch Information Service & Amateur Television System (LISATS) which has supplied thousands of tourists with Cape Canaveral launch countdown soundcasts.

    He is survived by daughter, Anita Simpson, husband, Richard and granddaughter, Ashley; son, Marcus Baldini; wife, Pamela and grandson, Matthew. He was preceded by his wife, Jean.

    No calling hours are scheduled. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:30am March 23, 2019 at Faith Viera Lutheran Church, Rockledge, FL followed by a spaghetti lunch in the church social hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice & Palliative Care, 8060 Spyglass Rd, Viera, FL 32940, Faith Place at Faith Viera Lutheran Church, 5550 Faith Dr., Rockledge, FL, the Brevard Emergency Amateur Radio Services, PO Box 237285, Cocoa, FL or to the Florida Trail Association, 1050 NW 2nd Street, Gainesville, FL 32601.

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