Past ARRL Iowa Section Manager Bob McCaffrey, K0CY (SK)

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    ARLX009 Past ARRL Iowa Section Manager Bob McCaffrey, K0CY (SK)

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    Special Bulletin 9 ARLX009
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT September 11, 2019
    To all radio amateurs

    ARLX009 Past ARRL Iowa Section Manager Bob McCaffrey, K0CY (SK)

    Former ARRL Iowa Section Manager Bob McCaffrey, K0CY, of Boone,
    Iowa, died on September 2. An ARRL Life Member, he was 77.

    McCaffrey served twice as Iowa Section Manager - first, from 1980
    until 1986, and again from 2013 until 2019, after he declined to run
    for another term. He served in other Iowa ARRL Field Organization
    positions as well.

    McCaffrey was licensed in 1955 as KN0EJZ. He taught entry-level
    Amateur Radio classes within adult education and served as a
    Volunteer Examiner. He was an AMSAT and Quarter Century Wireless
    Association member and an enthusiastic ARRL Field Day participant.
    He was a past president of the Des Moines Radio Amateur Association
    and of the Boone Amateur Radio Club.


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    Robert S. Mc Caffrey, K0CY SK

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    Robert "Bob" McCaffrey
    December 15, 1941 - September 2, 2019
    Hastings Funeral Home in Perry is in charge of arrangements for Robert Sanford McCaffrey “Bob”, 77, of Boone. Bob died September 2, 2019 at his home in Boone. Visitation will be held after 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Hastings Funeral Home with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the funeral home.
    Robert Sanford McCaffrey was born December 15, 1941 at Platteville, Wisconsin and died September 2, 2019 at his home in Boone, Iowa at the age of 77 years, 8 months, 18 days.

    Bob”s funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019, Hastings Funeral Home, Perry, Iowa. Rev. Paul Burrow, First United Methodist Church, Perry, Iowa , presiding at the service with Lennie Thompson ~ NØLCT.
    The honorary casket bearer was Staff Sergeant Dalton Anderson, his casket bearers were Alex Brownlee, Adam Brownlee, Zachary Zysset, J.W. Toole, Joe Reynolds and Tyler Hulsey. Elta Summerson played piano and Brenda Roberts sang The Lord’s Prayer and Memories recorded music Daddy’s Hands and You’ll Be In My Heart. Bob was buried a Valley View Cemetery, Perry, Iowa. Refreshments and fellowship in the Hastings Funeral Home Lounge following the services at the cemetery.
    His parents were Esther Marie Simonson and Robert Paul McCaffrey. He had an older sister Catherine Anne who preceded him in death. At a young age, the family moved to Des Moines, Iowa. Bob attended the Des Moines schools and graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in 1960. Following High School, he entered the Drake University School of Pharmacology, graduating in 1965. Bob married Patricia Dennis 1960 and of that union two daughters were born: Cynthia Anne and Kristine Lee. They later divorced. Bob married Jane Ann on September 12, 1975. He then became a father to Todd and Janan. During college he was employed at Reppert Pharmacy and eventually purchased the business and ran it until 1987. Upon leaving Des Moines and moving to Boone, Iowa he became employed at Boone County Hospital as Director of Pharmacy until 1999. Upon leaving BCH he took a position of Director of Pharmacy at the Page Hospital in Page, Arizona. He finished out his career in Page and retired in 2010. He and wife Jane returned to Boone, Iowa to live and to be with their families.

    Bob is survived by his wife Jane (Zoey) of Boone, Iowa. Their four children are: Todd Anderson (wife Kathy) of Sheldahl, Iowa; Cynthia Fugate of Kenyon, Minnesota; Kristine Hansen (husband Sam) of North Platte, Nebraska and Janan Rowland of Osceola, Iowa; ten grandchildren: Ashleigh (Ryan) Wempe of San Antonio, Texas; Lauren (Sam) Johnson of Rochester, Minnesota; Alexandra Fugate of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Zachary (Shayna) Zysset of Hastings, Nebraska; Tessa (J.W) Toole of North Platte, Nebraska; Chelsea (Joe) of Kearney, Nebraska; Staff Sergeant Dalton Anderson, USFA Overseas; Katelyn Jane (Tyler) Brownlee of Osceola, Iowa; Alex Brownlee (Ashley) of Berwick, Iowa and Adam Brownlee of Osceola, Iowa; twelve and a half great-grandchildren: Sapphire, Grayson, Berklee, Ryker, Corbin and ? due 11-8, Tatum, Chance, Destinee, Hope, Payzlie, Keely, Addison and Sophia; other relatives and many friends.

    Memorials may be sent to Box 204, 1417 2nd St. Perry, Iowa 50220 515 465-4691!/Obituary

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