Thursday, April 26, 2007

K2RKW, SK

From The Leader Herald

Gary Dennis Ashe, 68, of Gloversville, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2007 at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown after a long illness.

He was born on Good Friday, April 7, 1939 to the late John J. Ashe and Evelyn Elmendorf. He graduated from Gloversville High School in 1957. While still in school, he joined the local National Guard unit out of Fort Drum. He became interested in ham radio as a teenager and got his license to be an amateur radio operator with the call letters K2RKW. In 1973, he and his best friend, Otto Boerner III co-founded the Tryon Amateur Radio Club. Gary served as President for 34 years. He was proud to be a member of the ARRL for over 50 years. He was a former member of the Pine Tree Rifle Club. He held the position of Fulton County Coordinator of 911 and was a member of Sky Warn. He was also a member of the Independent Telephone Pioneer’s Association Alpha Rayne Chapter for 47 years.

Gary went to work for General Telephone Company in 1960, starting out in the telephone repair shop. He retired in 1995 from GTE as an Engineering Manager. He also recorded statistics for the National Weather Bureau for several years.

Of his many interests, Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, wood-working, spending time with his friends at the Nichol Vly Camp and summers at his family camp on Mayfield Lake. Gary was an avid Adirondack enthusiast. He had much love for his family and was proud of his children and grandchildren. He was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors are his wife, Joyce Berner, whom he married in 1962; and their three children, Deborah Ashe, Jeffrey Ashe (Stacy) and Lissa Talmadge (Daniel); 5 grandchildren, Erin, Eliza, Andy and Libby Ashe and Lauren Henry; his sister, Janice Hanifin (Daniel); and his brother, James Ashe (Michelle), all of Gloversville; two stepbrothers, Brent Bohne ((Barbara) and Brian Bohne (Judy) and their families; aunts, uncles, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Wayne E. Jones Sr. officiating. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Tryon Amateur Radio Club, c/o Otto Boerner III, 230 Old State Rd., Johnstown, NY 12095 or to the Nichol Vly Camp, c/o Robert Lanphere, 6 Gillen Terrace, Gloversville, NY 12078.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Meow! Meet & Greet with The Pussycat Dolls

Stopped into Buzz 105.7 to see Glen Stacey to train for covering his shift while he's out, and I ended up helping out with the Pussycat Dolls concert at the Palace Theatre in Albany. And I got to go to the "Meet & Greet" with Glen, Jon and Buzz 105.7's Meet & Greet Winner, Lisa Pitchard and her son Matthew!

TOP: (l-r)Matthew, The Pussycat Dolls
BOTTOM: (l-r) Lisa (The Buzz 105.7 Meet & Greet Winner), Glen Stacey, Jon Donnelly and Yours Truely.

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Sunday, April 08, 2007

Hoppy Easter!

Hangin' With My Peeps!
Happy Easter!

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Friday, April 06, 2007

Happy Birthday to...ME!

Kiwi Moola!!Another year has come and gone. Where does the time go? I did get a couple of cool presents. First, my oldest sister came home for a visit with her boyfriend Eddie. They live in New Zealand. Yes, as in down under, shrimp on the barbie, and Marmite. That last one makes my tummy go icky.)

Anyhoo, I got a $5 (NZ) note from my sister. Looks cool huh? Kinda feels like that plastic Colorforms used to be made out of back in the 70's. Plus she let me scan a 50,000 Tahitian Franc. That's like $80 US.
The Yank and The Kiwi (l.tor.)
And here I thought my sister was loaded. But, still not a bad day. Got to meet Eddie and see my oldest sister, she finally got to at least see Terry for the first time for a few minutes. Terry had a stomach bug and was throwing up all night. But in the morning she was fine and wanted to go to school for the spring party. But she was tired. She fell asleep on the bed a couple times, while we were waiting for the bus. So when she got home and wanted to right to the bed, I knew she was gonna be out for the rest of the night. But she's on Spring break for the next week, so plenty of time to see her aunt and "uncle" I guess.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

PoTAW Podcast: Hold Up There!

I removed the podcast because as an incessant perfectionist, I found a few things could be VASTLY improved for my podcast. So I took it down for now. Once I have a better offering, I'll be posting it.

Sorry folks..