Tom Scally, K2ESE SK

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  1. KB2FCV

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    From this past March:

    Thomas J. Scally, K2ESE SK

    Thomas John Scally
    September 3, 1948 – March 14, 2020

    Thomas John Scally, 74, of Dover, Delaware, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020. He was born in Elizabeth and was an Air Force Veteran. Thomas was employed by BOC Gases in Berkeley Heights for 40 years, retiring in 2006. Mr. Scally was the beloved husband for 39 years of Marianne (Krasnogira) Scally, loving son of Beatrice Scally and the late John T. Scally, dear brother of Susan Keating and her husband Bill, Sharon Henry and her husband Robert, Eileen Carbone and her husband Daniel. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Visiting 10:00 am until time of funeral service at 12 noon. Entombment Clover Leaf Memorial Park, Woodbridge.

    https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/linden-nj/thomas-scally-9085211


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    Some of my memories of Tom in no particular order..

    Tom loved field day. He enjoyed helping clubs out and he helped our club several times. Tom brought everything - tower, tents (even one with air conditioning!), station, computer logging, generator, a dedicated operator... he brought everything! Tom LOVED field day. Any club that Tom helped out was blessed to have Tom there. I can recall many hours working CW with Tom. One funny story from one of the field days.. I was following Tom back to his house as I had his tower strapped to the roof of my van. Sleep deprived due to being up all night operating CW.. I was following Tom back to his house to unload his tower. Well, at some point I realized in my sleepy haze I was no longer behind Tom and I had no idea where I was! I hear a crackle on the 2m radio "KB2FCV from K2ESE.. what happened to you? Where did you go?!". Luckily Tom was able to talk me in to get me back to his house!!

    Tom enjoyed boat anchors and restoring them. I would often get pics from Tom of his latest project. Tom paid attention to detail.. every corner of the radio looked like it just rolled off the assembly line and he had a process to re-do the panel / cabinet so it was exact. He did a complete electrical restoration of the radio as well. Truly impressive work.

    For a while we would get on 75m phone with a group of friends and have a nice rountable. It was nice to join them when I could.

    Tom had a big heart and gave 110% to the things he did. I am glad that I got to know Tom. He will be missed. 73 Tom, RIP
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2020
  2. K1LKP

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    THANK YOU JAMES,


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    RESPECTFULLY,
     
  3. DJ0AJ

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    HI TOM respect fully vy73 DJOAJ ekrem
     

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