In Memorium

Many of our Amateur Radio Members, Friends, Elmers have become members of the “Silent Key” Club. On this page we memorialize, Remember and reflect on their lives and the time they spent in the Hobby.

SILENT KEYS – TCARA ALUMNI AND FRIENDS 

 In Memoriam – Clint Stone KQ6NJ (SK).
This past September 13th, TCARA lost one of its best and most active contributors. Clinton
(Clint) C. Stone (KQ6NJ) contributed in many ways to TCARA and the TCARA sponsored testing
sessions, most recently as the trustee for the club station K6AGF. A celebration of life was held
at Glenkirk Church in Glendora on October 16th, attended by many local Amateur Radio
Operators as well as many other friends and family of Clint. In addition to those who knew Clint
well over many years, he’ll be remembered by countless examinees who were greeted by him
as they arrived at license testing events and were either congratulated or consoled by him as
they left – and were always encouraged. Clint, thank you for all you did for so many of us.

A THANK YOU TO THE ESTATE OF CLINT STONE KQ6NJ (SK)
TCARA wishes to express it’s gratitude to the estate of the late Clint Stone KQ6NJ (SK) for the
kind gift to TCARA. As noted in the November issue, Clint is much missed and warmly
remembered.

Donald L. Obert – KR6S of Claremont. Don served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific, later graduating  from Cal Poly Pomona as an electronic engineer. Don worked for many years at General Dynamics in  Pomona and, later, at the U.S. Naval Weapons Center in Norco. Don was a former TCARA officer and  longtime Extra Class Amateur Radio operator. He passed away on October 23, 2020. Don is survived by  his children, Lianne Adama, Thomas Obert and Michael Obert as well as his dear wife Bobbie, three  grandchildren and a large extended family.  

January, 2021 Issue: QRM Newsletter of the Tri County Amateur Radio Association  Page 4 of 13  

Jack R. Swank – W6FAM of La Verne. A long time TCARA member, a member of the La Verne CERT team  and a Master Mason. In addition to his Extra Class Amateur Radio license, he held a 1st Class Radio Telephone license and GROL. Jack was a long-time member of TCARA’ VE testing team and a volunteer  with the La Verne Police Department. Jack served in the U.S. Army, followed by a career in aerospace  including involvement in every Gemini launch from 1965-1966. Jack passed away on Christmas Eve. He  is survived by his wife, Suzanne and daughter, Judy.