[amsat-dc] Dee Interdonato, NB2F
Kilroy, Patrick L. (GSFC-5680)
patrick.l.kilroy at nasa.gov
Mon Apr 16 07:36:36 PDT 2012
The notice below came as a shock to me. Dee
was a good friend to many fellow AMSAT members
in the greater Maryland-DC area. You may leave
a message to his wife Ginny at the guestbook
noted below or just offer good thoughts. Dee
will be surely missed by me and many. -Pat
SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-106.01
ANS-099 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 106.01
>From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
April 15, 2012
To All RADIO AMATEURS
Silent Key: Dee Interdonato, NB2F
AMSAT has received the sad news of the passing of Dee Interdonato,
NB2F on April 8, 2012. Dee was one of the editors of the AMSAT News
Service and an AMSAT New Jersey Area Coordinator. He was the main
point of contact for many amateurs as he covered most of the New
Jersey hamfests on behalf of AMSAT. Dee was one of the mainstay vol-
unteers for AMSAT at the Dayton Hamvention for years. He also gave
satellite presentations for the clubs in New Jersey. Dee helped
where ever he could, often behind the scenes. He worked on QSL duties
for SAREX, ARISS, and ARISSat-1 missions so many of you have likely
received a card from him.
Dee was a well known and respected mentor for amateur satellite oper-
tors, helping them understand the technical details and make success-
ful radio contacts via satellites.
Dee's other amateur radio activities in Northern New Jersey included
the Bergen Amateur Radio Association, Bergen County CERT, AMSAT, and
he was the treasurer of the Bergen County FM Association. Dee, and
his wife Ginny, N2EYN always participated in the Dayton Hamvention
and AMSAT Symposiums.
Dee was the principal trumpet player for the Rutherford Community
Band and a member of the Waldwick and Westwood Community Bands. He
was also an avid hunter and a member of the Association of New Jersey
Rifle and Pistol Clubs.
Before retiring he was the supervisor of the Radio Shop of the Port
Authority of NY/NJ.
The funeral was held on Friday, April 13 in his hometown of Lodi, New
Jersey. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the
Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Rd., Suite 100, Silver
Spring, Maryland 20910 or AMSAT, 850 Sligo Road, Suite 600, Silver
Spring, MD 20910.
Dee Interdonato, NB2F obituary:
Guestbook for Dee Interdonato, NB2F
[ANS thanks the AMSAT Office for the above information]
Primary and secondary school students are eligible for membership
at one-half the standard yearly rate. Post-secondary school students
enrolled in at least half time status shall be eligible for the stu-
dent rate for a maximum of 6 post-secondary years in this status.
Contact Martha at the AMSAT Office for additional student membership
information. And with that please keep in mind the memory of ANS
Editor Dee Interdonato, NB2F who became a Silent Key this week. This
was Dee's week for the bulletins. Take a moment and wish him 73 and
offer thanks for all Dee did for AMSAT.
This week's ANS Editor,
JoAnne Maenpaa, K9JKM
K9JKM at amsat dot org
Via the ANS mailing list courtesy of AMSAT-NA
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