BILL CLAFLIN, SWL, #1 ON OUR ROSTER

William Claflin, 79

June 13, 2017

William W Claflin, Jr., born on August 8 1937 in Boston, to William W. & Ruth (Putnam), died peacefully at home with his dear friends and caregivers, Janice and George Bassett, after a brief hospitalization. Bill, a life long resident of Marion, qualifies as an original “townie”.

Shortly after graduating from Northwood School, Lake Placid, New York, Bill enlisted in the US Army in 1959 and served with honors until his discharge in 1962.

Bill’s knowledge of emergency communications electronics, encouraged him to own and operate Electronics Sales & Service, Inc, New Bedford, MA, until his retirement in 2008.

Bill’s passion for emergency electronics allowed him to serve as communications specialist on the Marion Fire Department. Further, Bill served as Secretary, Historian, and Treasurer of the Marion Fire Fighters Association, for 50 plus years: he was a life member of the association. His second greatest passion was serving with the Marion Social Club, which he did from l983 until his passing.

Bill leaves many, many friends in town and would especially like to remember his “best pal”, Mason Noble, who he mentored for several years. Mason is his “adopted” great-grandson.

His funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Marion. Visiting hours will be Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Marion Firefighters Association.

Association, P O Box 114, Marion, MA 02738 or the Marion Social Club, P O Box 763, Marion, MA 02738.

For directions and on-line guestbook visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com.

WA1KCC – Kenneth “Jim” Bradbury – 1937-2017 (Silent Key)

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Kenneth “Jim” Bradbury (NEWN Roster #48 WA1KCC) on May 25, 2017. Jim was a long term participant of the New England Weather Net and served as one of the weekly net control operators. He will be missed by all of us on the net.

Here is a link to Jim’s obituary:

http://www.capecodtimes.com/obituaries/20170527/kenneth-james-bradbury-jr-9281937—5252017

Silent Key – KB2OEV

We are sad to report that New England Weather Net member, Robert T. Salamy (KB2OEV – NEWN Roster # 57) of Tupper Lake, NY went Silent Key on February 6, 2017.

Obituary from: Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Tupper Lake, NY

Robert T. Salamy

March 4, 1959 – February 6, 2017 


Robert T. Salamy (KB2OEV)

Robert T. Salamy, (Rob/Bob) age 57, of Tupper Lake, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017 at home. Rob was born in Tupper Lake on March 4, 1959 to Anthony and Margaret (Duffy) Salamy. He graduated from Tupper Lake Central School and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree at Oswego State University. Rob retired from FCI Raybrook in 2011, where he worked for 25 years as an electronics technician. Rob also worked many summers doing landscaping for his good friend Mike at Dechene Enterprises. He had many hobbies that he was very passionate about. He was an avid ham radio operator where he made many friends from all over the world, even visiting some on a recent trip to Europe. He played guitar regularly at P2’s with open mic friends. He also enjoyed kayaking with his daughters dog Scout on the Racquette River. Rob was a very talented woodworker and has sold many of his pieces all over the country. Rob is survived by his loving wife, Michele (Davis) Salamy of 30 years. His children, Erica Salamy of Keene, NH, Joseph Salamy of Tupper Lake, brothers John (Joanne) Salamy of Tupper Lake, Michael Salamy (Alyson Delaney) of Canaan, NH, David (Lauri) Salamy of Saranac Lake, along with many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his father, Anthony (Tom) Salamy. Contributions may be made in his memory to Adirondack Health Foundation (Merrill Center for Oncology). www.adirondackhealth.org.