Loved Chet. Unfortunately we hadn't heard of Chet's passing. We are greatly saddened. He was a good man.
I met Chet at the Marin Amateur Radio Club. He was a GREAT GUY! Always happy and friendly. I will miss him!
73s old friend
Chet was always glad to chat with us about VW campers (we have one, too) and his '78 was a well kept, superb example. Whether we met at ham picnics, Field Day, or just in the Lucky Supermarket parking lot we could count on a great chat on almost any topic; he was cordial, funny, enthusiastic, and an allaround great guy. Marin is the better for his being here, but the poorer for his passing.
Tom W6SYT and Kadi
A jewel of a man. Always willing to offer sage advice, guidance, encouragement
And support. His VW camper was an icon of years gone by. One of those great contributors to mankind, as well as a great supporter of amateur radio and the great outdoors.
Chet you are a great friend and "Ham friend".You will be dearly missed. The birds and animals will miss you. "Rest in Peace friend".
Willie and Madeline
I never had the personal opportunity to meet Chet, but I always remember his consistent presence on the 4C's net whenever I monitored or checked-in. I to thank him for his service to this country as a Naval officer at a critical time in history as an Air Force veteran and fellow ham operator...73's Chet.
"Cool" Walt Jackson, Jr. N6ADR
Family of Chet,
Chet brought light to our morning net 5 days a week.. His weather report from the side of his bed was great. Chet never had a bad word about anyone. He loved HAM radio and enjoyed being a net controller on HF net. Your mother has been missed and now your Dad has joined her in a better place. We will miss Chet deeply. Our HAM radio family is getting smaller and your Dad was major part of it. God bless all of you. Robby N6MNL and Barbara KD6OKJ Contra Costa Communications Club
Goodbye, Chet. I shall miss sitting at the same table with you at our Ham Radio breakfasts and trading small talks.
My deepest condolences Chet's family. He always had a smile on his face and was one of the nicest people I've ever met. Stu , AC6GD
I heard today about Chet's passing and wanted send my condolences. I lost touch with your family but have very fond memories of Chet. I worked at Smilies and acquired my first sleeping bag and backpack and life long love for the back country. Chet was right there encouraging me to go explore. Chet always had a sparkle in his eye and a wonderful impish laugh. He was kind and generous and he made the world a better place. I feel blessed to have known him in this life time.
Natalie Mealer WA6QVM
I have good memories of Chet at 4cs Ham club
My best to the family
Just want to add my condolnses to the Rice family. Always loved his comments on the Radio. We will miss him. Ken Miller KA6TUX
Over the many years it has been a pleasure to have met you Chet and Marty. We talked every week on Ham Radio for well over 20 years. As you know I too was in the Navy and it is great to see you Chet in uniform. Thank you Chet for your service to the country and to your friends! 73's, Fair Winds and Following Seas throughout Eternity. Bob-AB4AL
Dear Rice Family,
Chet was a great friend and fellow ham radio operator.We had a lot of good times together He will be missed.
Dave Hodgson- Sausalito
RIP WA6PAC. 73 & 88 dear friend.
Rich Carbine & Marilyn Bagshaw
Our condolenses to the family. We are Ham radio friends from CCCC. Enjoyed his reports from the patio for rain measurements from downtown Kentfield on the morning nets. Jan AC5RB and Jim AC5QI