Sadly, there has been no record of an official obituary listed for Ti.
Former ARRL East Bay Section Manager, Ti-Michelle Connelly, NJ6T, passed away last week at 72 of liver cancer in Yuma, AZ. She was hospitalized in December and passed peacefully at Haven of Yuma, a residential care and rehab facility.
was born in Berkeley, CA, and is survived by her daughter, Bridget Connelly, of
Oakland, CA. Ti served for many years in various positions in the ARRL
East Bay Section: Net Manager, Affiliated Club Coordinator, Assistant Section
Manager, Official Emergency Station, and as Section Manager. She held an
Extra Class license, was an ARRL and W5YI VE, and an ARRL Life Member.
Even after relocating to Yuma, Arizona, Ti-Michelle continued to encourage and
help hams and support ham radio.
She enjoyed the 9AM TalkNet via EchoLink, particularly to chat with Kristen, K6WX, during her net on Friday, and Pink, K7ILA, on Tuesday. It meant a lot to her to hear everyone and catch-up with old friends.
A very active Vice President in the International Order of Krazies (IOOK), Ti-Michelle encouraged Kristen - K6WX, Pink - K7ILA, and others to participate in the annual ARRL Southwestern Division Conference in Yuma mid-February (yumahamfest.org). Her spirit and fun will be sorely missed by many of us this year.
Services are pending but we will certainly be honoring her at the hamfest. RIP our dear friend, and above all, thank you. 73&88
Pink Foster, K7ILA
Kristen McIntyre, K6WX
From the 2019 Yuma Hamfest...
Ti-Michelle Connelly, NJ6T, of Yuma, Arizona, who served as ARRL East Bay Section Manager from 2003 until 2007, died last week. An ARRL Life Member, she was 72.
The California native also held other Field Organization appointments, including Net Manager, Affiliated Club Coordinator, Assistant Section Manager, and Official Emergency Station. Connelly was also an ARRL VEC and W5YI Volunteer Examiner.
“Even after relocating to Yuma, Arizona, Ti-Michelle continued to encourage and help hams and support ham radio,” said Kristen McIntyre, K6WX, who kept in touch with her via TalkNet on EchoLink. “Her spirit and fun will be sorely missed by many of us this year.”
Services are pending.
Indeed she was a very nice lady and always tried to help hams and others.
What sad news, but it sounds like she was very peaceful.
Best Regards -
Ti's QSL card...
Also from 2019 Yuma Hamfest...
Sorry to hear about Ti
Ed Rifenbark , W8ED
Also from 2019 Yuma Hamfest...
This shot is from the 2010 Yuma Hamfest and Ti (sitting
down) is taking tickets as folks go through the line to get their food!
Ti - NJ6T is being introduced to the IOOK at the 2011 Yuma
Ti was assimilated into the IOOK at the Friday night dinner
at the 2011 Yuma Hamfest by Ron - W6KJ.
If you look at the photos from the Yuma Hamfests starting in 2011 you will see numerous photos of Ti.
She was VERY helpful on getting things arranged for those coming from out of town to Yuma for the hamfest.
I truly appreciate everything she helped me with over the years! She will be greatly missed!
Rest In Peace Ti-Michelle!
73, Keith - WA8ZWJ
Kristen – K6WX gave a very moving set of statements about Ti – NJ6T’s history and her passing at the Old Buzzard's BBQ at the 2020 Yuma Hamfest! God Bless them both!
Many thanks to Kristen - K6WX and Pink - K7ILA for all they have done to help Ti through these troubling and trying times!