NEWKIRK, Rodney "Rod" Harry
1922 - 2012
WW II Veteran (USA)
Silent Key
It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the death of Rod. Beloved husband to Betty. Predeceased by his first wife Carol. Father to David (Nancy) of New Jersey, Douglas (Beverly), Elizabeth, Amanda (Karen) all of Chicago. Stepfather to John (Cathy) Broome. Loving Grandfather to Erin (Blair), Quinn (Kat), Jeff, Christopher, Alexander and Katherine and several great grandchildren. Survived by sister, Gloria. Rod will be remembered for his extensive work and contributions to amateur radio. His column "How's DX" was a regular feature in the QST Magazine and more recently he made regular contributions to the site. He was inducted into the CQ Hall of Fame. A private family funeral has been held. Friends are invited to join Rod's family at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes (3440 Richmond Road, by Bayshore), on Thursday November 22nd from 2 until 4 p.m. for a celebration of Rod's life and a reception to follow from 4 until 5 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Rod may do so to the charity of their choice. Donations
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2012