August 6, 2015

From QCWA Headquarters

QCWA Bulletin 2015-013 - Former QCWA Director Edward W. Yoder, W3YMB (SK)

It is with sadness we report the passing of QCWA Life Member # 17363 
Edward W. Yoder, W3YMB, of Greensburg, PA. He passed away at home on 
August 3, 2015, at the age of 84.

Yoder was elected to the QCWA Board in 2002 and served until the 
spring of 2010. Yoder chaired the QCWA Administration Standing 
Committee, as well served as the QCWA Parlimentarian.

Yoder was born June 9, 1931 in Hazleton, and graduated from 
Muhlenberg Township High School in Laureldale, Class of 1949. He was 
a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and served on board 
the submarine, USS Burrfish, SSR312.

After leaving the Navy, Yoder entered Temple University, and 
graduated in 1955, and married Carolyn A. Hill that same year. He 
began employment at Westinghouse Electric Co. for 33 years and 
retired in 1988. During his employment at Westinghouse Electric Co, 
he obtained a degree from Jacksonville, FL University in 1960, and 
graduated from the University of Baltimore as a Juris Doctor in Law 
and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1967.

Yoder was a life member of VFW Post 33 Greensburg, a member of the 
American Legion Post 981, South Greensburg, and a life member of the 
U.S. Submarine Veterans Association, the American Radio Relay League, 
and the Quarter Century Wireless Association.

Ken Oelke, VE6AFO
President, Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc.