Michael C. Doern, KM6IKE SK

Discussion in 'Silent Keys / Friends Remembered' started by K2HAT, Oct 12, 2021.

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  1. K2HAT

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    Michael C. Doern, KM6IKE SK


    Michael C. Doern, formerly of Mamaroneck, N.Y. passed away on October 2, 2021 in Santa Cruz California.

    Michael was born April 14, 1946 in Port Chester, NY and was a resident of Capitola California for over 20 years.
    He was predeceased by his parents, Peter C. Doern Jr. and Edna (Hansa) Doern of Mamaroneck. Michael lived in Mamaroneck as a child and graduated from Rye Neck High School in 1963. He worked as an independent carpenter and school bus driver.
    He lived in California for many years. Michael was a thoughtful brother and wonderful uncle. He was a "Ham" Operator and held a Technician License since 2003. He was a longtime member of ARRL and the Santa Cruz County Amateur Radio Club. He also enjoyed checking in on the Insomniac Net every night on the Winn System and had many good friends there that he anticipated speaking with or hearing each night.

    He was also a Blue Grass music fan and attended many concerts in California. Michael had a keen interest in trains and was an avid Amtrak traveler especially on his regular trips east to visit family and friends. He had been an EMS volunteer in Mamaroneck and later trained bus drivers on how to assist handicapped passengers.
    Michael was one of nine children and was predeceased by his brother, Peter C. Doern III, his wife Linda (Poccia) Doern, brother, Christopher and sister, Barbara. Surviving siblings are Alouise Skehan Pyle, Patricia Coppins (William), David Doern (Maureen), Diana Heffernan (Edward), and Eileen Amodio (Joseph), cousins, Henry W. Hanff, Jr. M.D. (Marie) and Frank Hansa and many nieces and nephews.

    A funeral mass for Michael including a memorial remembrance for his sister, Barbara, who passed away earlier this year will be held 11am Friday October 15th at St. Gregory the Great Church in Harrison, NY. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in New Rochelle, N.Y.
    Contributions may be sent in his name to Mamaroneck Emergency Medical Service 220 North Barry Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543.
    For more information or to place an online condolence, www.coxeandgraziano.com.
    Published by The Journal News from Oct. 10 to Oct. 12, 2021.

  2. K2HAT

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    Mike Doern (KM6IKE) Now a Silent Key

    Dear Radio Operators,
    I have been asked by the brother of Mike Doern (KM6IKE) to let you all know that Mike passed away on October 2, and is now a Silent Key. There will be no services locally for Mike, as his family is abiding by his wishes to have all services and internment in his childhood home town in Upstate New York. There will be an obituary in the Santa Cruz Sentinel forthcoming.
    I really want to thank Peter (KE6RAX) and Roberta (AJ6KN) who visited Mike in the final days of his life when he was in Dominican Hospital. Roberta was actually with Mike as he passed. Even though Mike could not respond, she told him all about her upcoming plans to help with radio communication on the Sea Otter Classic, and other ARES activities.
    She held the telephone to his ear when his brother David called so that Mike could hear his brother’s voice. He passed soon after in a relaxed manner.
    Mike got his Ham radio license in 2003, and immediately secured his vanity call sign of KM6IKE. He was active in the Santa Cruz County Amateur Radio Club and served in various capacities, also helping with public service event communication. He came from a family of nine children. His parents and two of his siblings precede him in passing, but all of his remaining family reside on the East Coast.
    I will miss Mike’s friendly manner, and his standard farewell…
    “This is Mike, KM6IKE, to the best of my knowledge. You take care now.”
    Please send good thoughts to Mike and his family. If you would like to communicate your wishes to his family, you may do so by sending them to me with Subject Title “Mike Doern (KM6IKE-SK)” and I will forward them to his brother, David. Feel free to share any memories you may have of Mike on this e-mail reflector, or “reply to sender” if intended only for me.


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