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  1. G1IZQ

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    So sad news K1QS WALT RIP GREAT MAN AND FRIEND .
     
  2. G4OBB

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    worked him many times...a gent....RIP om....73
     
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  3. K2HAT

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    Walter P. Smith, K1QS SK

    Master Sergeant Walter Pennell Smith - retired, 76, of Naples, passed away suddenly, yet peacefully, early Sunday morning, March 31, 2019, at the home he shared with his wife of 56 years, Johanna "Mickey" Smith, nee James.
    Walter was born August 15, 1942, in Portland, to Walter Henry Smith and Faith L. Greenstreet.

    Shortly after graduating from South Portland High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he eventually was assigned to the 6912th Security Squadron as an intelligence specialist.
    Upon retiring after 20 years of service, Walter enrolled in Southwest Texas State University, where he graduated with a B.A. degree in English. Upon graduation, he taught high school English for 20 years, ultimately ending up at Lakes Region High School in Naples.

    An avid ham radio enthusiast for the last 62 years, Walter made many friends around the world via the airwaves.

    Walt was predeceased by his parents; and his two sisters, Jeanette Bran and Caroline Walker.
    He is survived by his wife, Johanna; Wayne Smith of Windham, and Michele Foss and her husband Kevin of Steep Falls.

    Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Rd., Casco, from 2-4 p.m.

    A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019, at Central Maine Veterans' Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta, at 12 noon.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at hallfuneralhome.net.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the:Barbara Bush Children's Hospital or:St. Jude's Research Hospital

    Hall Funeral Home, Inc.
    165 Quaker Ridge Road
    Casco, ME 04015
    (207) 627-4538
    Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Apr. 3, 2019
    https://obituaries.pressherald.com/...ld/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=192059490
     
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  4. K0VXU

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    Walt and I were acquainted for 5 years but we shared a common interest in ham radio, especially DXing. We also shared service to our country in the US Air Force, he preceding me by a couple of years. Like him I was USAFSS but in the 6970th Security Group stationed in Okinawa. In one of our may conversations he mentioned he was an instructor at Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo, Texas. We just missed each other as I passed through Goodfellow AFB leaving in December 1967 and he arriving in January, 1968.

    Walt, I know you are still listening. Rest in peace until we meet again.

    73,
    Russ - K0VXU
     
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  5. KX1W

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    QCWA #16442
     
  6. G0UIH

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    So sad to hear about Walt - he was a real legend and I remember the great times on 14.240.
    Forever in our thoughts, K1 quite sexy!
    73 - Steve G0UIH and Gail at Vortex Antennas in the UK
     
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  7. VE3TMT

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    RIP Walt.
     

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