[amsat-bb] Fw: George Caswell Sr. - W1ME/K1MON SK

Jerry Muller k0tv at k0tv.com
Wed Feb 4 03:14:29 PST 2009

George was a friend for over 35 years. I will miss him.

Jerry - K0TV

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Hartley Gardner" <hartleyg at att.net>
To: "Jerry Muller" <k0tv at arrl.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 8:25 PM
Subject: [Fwd: George Caswell Sr.]

Hi Jerry,

Please pass this on to anyone you think should know.

73 DE Hartley

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: George Caswell Sr.
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 18:54:33 -0500
From: Caroline P. Caswell <cspc at myfairpoint.net>
To: Hartley Gardner <hartleyg at worldnet.att.net>, sara
<msmj4 at mainester.net>, Ron & Trish <patrona at hal-pc.org>, Judy & Bob
Jamison <Jamison2 at att.net>, John Adams <adams404 at roadrunner.com>,
<jlmono at earthlink.net>, Gail Teran <gailteran at yahoo.com>, Elsie Adams
<danderlion at fairpoint.net>, Carl Achin - WA1ZCQ <wa1zcq at amsat.org>,
Anthony Monteiro <aa2tx at comcast.net>

George E. Caswell, 63, of Scarborough, ME died peacefully at the Maine
Veterans Home on February 3rd after a lengthy illness. He was born and
raised in Waltham, MA, the only child of Vera and Leslie B. Caswell. He
was married in Newton, MA on Jan 3, 1970 to Caroline Parmenter of
Palermo, Maine. In 1978 they moved to Scarborough, ME where they raised
their two children, Christine and George Jr.

George was an avid ham radio operator from the age of 13 when he
received his first call sign, K1MON. In later years, after relocating to
Maine, he changed his call sign to W1ME. George was particularly
interested in amateur satellite operation and contacts with astronauts
aboard Mir and the ISS. In Feb 2005, he set up his radio station at the
Rockland, ME high school as part of a PenBay radio club activity and
contacted the International Space Station, allowing high school students
to communicate with the astronauts aboard. It was one of the highlights
of his amateur radio involvement.

George was educated in Waltham, MA schools and attended Westbrook
College for two years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965-1968 with 27
months being served in Viet Nam. He was employed by Verizon, originally
New England Telephone, for 31 years as a central office technician.
George was also a private pilot for many years and a former member of
the Baldeagles Flying Club in Portland.

George is survived by his wife of 39 years, Caroline P. Caswell;
daughter Christine and her husband Moises Nuñez, of Somerville, MA: son
George and his wife Laura Johnston, of Reading, MA; mother-in-law Elsie
Adams of Palermo, ME; a special niece, Sara Robinson, her husband Mike,
and daughters Makayla and Jayna; brothers-in-law Jack Adams of
Fairfield, ME and Ron Adams of Houston, TX and their families: and
several nieces and nephews.

Family, friends, and neighbors are welcome to an open house at the
Caswells? home at 16 Westwood Avenue in Scarborough on Saturday February
7 from 2-5pm to share memories and condolences.

The family will have a burial service in the spring at the Maine
Veterans Cemetery in Augusta.

Donations in George's Memory may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association Maine Chapter 170 US Route 1, Suite 250
Falmouth, ME 04105

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