W1GUU - Don Ames

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  1. KO4AID

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    Dad and I ran out of tomorrows on 12 Jan 2020. Dad was a Ham my whole life. While he was on hospice care I got my license and will eventually apply for his call sign. I have attached a photo of Dad in the tent doing a contest back in 1977. That is me in front of him...I would have been 8.
     

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  2. K2HAT

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    My Condolences.

    Donald R. Ames, W1GUU SK

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    Don Ames
    October 30, 1942 - January 12, 2020

    Donald R Ames passed away at his home on January 12, 2020. He will be fondly remembered by his wife, Virginia Ames along with son, Brian (Tina) Ames, Gary (Mary) Ames, David Petrucelli and Mark (Tammy) Petrucelli and daughter, Lisa Peterson. He was the grandfather to Gregory, Addyson, Brent, Aprille, Tyler, Erica, Jason and great grandfather to Tyler and Cecilia. He was the son of the late Benjamin and Hannah Ames and survived by his brother Arnie (Trina) Ames and sister, Carol Ames (Philippe Perebinossoff).

    Don grew up on a farm in Illinois with his brother Arnie and sister, Carol and proudly served in the Air Force from 1962-1966. After the Air Force he worked for Honeywell and Digital as a computer engineer and traveled the world with his work. He and his wife then retired to Milledgeville where he enjoyed fishing and driving his boat on the lake,serving his community, traveling with his wife and was a Ham radio enthusiast not t.o mention was a great Thanksgiving day cook! He will be greatly missed by friends and family.

    A Luncheon will be held at 12:00 on Friday, January 17, 2020 in Hopewell United Methodist Church with a celebration of life service following at 2PM with Rev. Ted Miller officiating. A visitation will be immediately following the service.

    For those who wish Memorial Contributions may be made to Peaceful Purpose Hospice; 106 A N. Jefferson St., Eatonton, GA, 31024; https://www.peacefulpurposehospice.com/
    https://www.williamsfuneralhome.net/obituaries/Don-Ames/#!/Obituary
     
  3. K1LKP

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    HI GARY,

    I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR DADS PASSING.

    THIS SITE WILL BE HELPFUL TO YOU AS YOU START THE PROCESS OF OBTAINING YOUR DAD'S CALL.

    https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/bureau-divisions/mobility-division/amateur-radio-service/amateur-vanity-request-types-2

    RESPECTFULLY,
     

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