John T. Edel, age 81, of Jackson Twp., passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at The Laurels of Canton. John was born February 19, 1929 in New Castle, PA to the late John & Virginia (Bender) Edel and moved to Massillon in 1958.
John is a retired mathematics, chemistry and physics high school teacher. He was first licensed in 1958 and holds an advanced class amateur license. John is married and has four children. His two sons are both licensed amateurs. The eldest son Jay, WN8HHJ is president of Chapter 18 in Findley,OH. John's wife Janet was the Tour Chairperson for the 1991 National Convention held in Canton,OH.
John is a member of several QCWA chapters in Florida as a snowbird including Gator and Pelican. He has been the President and Vice President of Chapter 21 in Canton and an Honorary Member of Chapter 1 in Cleveland.
Dear Ham Radio Friends,
John, K8LBZ, passed away this morning at 3:45 am in The Laurels of Canton. Our son Jay, WN8HHJ, is on his way from Findlay to help me make final arrangements. John will be at Paquelet Funeral Home at 1100 Wales Road, NE. Massillon, OH 44746. I am asking that there be calling hours on Sun. eve with the funeral on Mon. morn. We have children in Kansas & Florida with Jay in Ohio. Thanks for all of your prayers & concerns during the last six months.
Sincerely, Janet Edel
Many of you will remember K8LBZ, John Edel, when he was a QCWA National Director a few years ago. He has been ill for about 6 months or so. Sue and I saw him about 2 months ago, when we were in Ohio, after the Dayton Hamfest. He was not good then.
73, Ken Simpson, W8EK
Pam and I fondly remember "Big John." Our prayers are with him and his family at this time.
73, AL, W2AS
President, Chapter 45