This shot was taken in February of 2017.
Keith - WA8ZWJ, Hoss - WA5ZAI and Margareth
This shot of Margareth and Hoss was taken in February of
This shot of Keith and Hoss was taken in February of 2017.
He will be, and he is, missed. Rest
in peace, my friend. Chas.
Here are Hoss and Chas.
I knew him for just a short time. I looked forward to his Yuma visits and when I could get to Dayton. Rest in Peace my dear friend. Ti – NJ6T
This is from February of 2011.
Thanks for passing this email along... Hoss was weak two years ago and I could
see this coming... He was a great ham and will be missed by the ham community
and his family. 73 friend...
Bob – N6BOB
This picture was taken in February of 2012.
sad news. He will be in our prayers. Jack
Amen! We will all miss Hoss! Max - K1MAX
news indeed, Keith. Hoss was a most remarkable individual - a very
impressive fellow, and so friendly.
Our prayers for Margareth, family, and for you.
This photo was taken in February of 2013 about one week
after Hoss's first stroke.
Hi Keith, Thanks for the news, unwelcome as it was. May he be 3 days in Heaven before the Devil knows he's gone! RIP Randy – AB8CO
am so sorry to receive the news about Hoss.
Know that you and the kids are in our
Hoss meant a great deal to so many
have done an amazing job.
Your strength and dedication to Hoss
is remarkable and commendable. You
certainly are in our prayers.
Sincerely, Jim Shideler, W5JCS
Hoss loved crossword puzzles! Taken February of 2010.
It is at a sad time like
this that I contemplate not just the loss of a friend, but the changing of a
era. While I think about Hoss, a good friend, it also causes me to reflect on
his good friend and mine, Joe Buswell K5JB, and the friendship they shared that
brought them together and the friendship I thankfully was able to share with
both of them. I am sad, but grateful that I have been so fortunate to have
had these very interesting and colorful people in my life. Things may
change, but that does not mean that Hoss or Joe will be forgotten.
The great French aviator pilot and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of the wonderful novella book, The Little Prince, has written:
"He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present
than the living man."
And I hope that in each of us, we abide, cultivate, and cherish our strong memory and love of both of these great personalities, and that they never leave us.
Micheal Salem N5MS
written Mike. I think you have accurately expressed all of our thoughts.
will be missed.
Here's Hoss and Trooper out for a walk in February of 2015.
We've lost a wonderful friend, an admirable person, and certainly one of the great among VPs of the IOOK.
I will miss him enormously.
May he rest in peace.
73 de NN3V
This shot was taken at Charlie - NN3V's in February of
Additional Hoss History can be found at:
Tom - W5KUB sent along this information in December of 2017:
Keith , I was looking through some old log books and I see that I worked Hoss WA5ZAI on 11 Sept 1970. I have his location as Oklahoma City. Looks like he may have run a phone patch for me. Who would have known, we had talked 45 years ago.