W2BCH - May 13, 2012

W2BCH - James M Mozley James M Mozley
Camillus, NY
QCWA # 11946 Ch 29
First Licensed in 1939

James Marshall Mozley, 89, of Camillus, died May 13 in Syracuse, New York. He was born in Marion, Illinois on November 1, 1922.

He was educated at Washington University in St. Louis, receiving a doctorate in Chemical Engineering. He served during World War II as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army in Europe and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. During his distinguished career he designed automated controls of x-ray devices, at DuPont, Johns Hopkins, and SUNY Upstate Medical Center. He was granted several patents still used in modern medical imaging devices. He taught engineering as an adjunct professor at Syracuse University.

He was a lifetime amateur radio operator using the call sign 'W2BCH'. He was a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association and several times president of Radio Amateurs of Greater Syracuse. He was a long-standing member of the Camillus Rotary Club and the Skaneateles Country Club.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elizabeth 'Betty' (Conzelman) of Camillus, as well as his brother, John Lyle Mozley, daughter Mary Mozley Robert, and grandchildren James and Miranda Robert, all of St. Louis, Missouri.

A memorial service will be planned at a later date.


James M. Mozley, W2BCH, who served as Vice Director of the ARRL Atlantic Division from 1986-89, died May 13 at age 89 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Syracuse, New York. A long-time resident of Camillus, New York, Jim was active in the ARRL Western New York Section as an Assistant Section Manager and as an Official Emergency Station. He also served as an Official Observer from 1991 through 2004.

In addition, Mozley served as the Section Emergency Coordinator, Western New York section, when Bill Thompson, W2MTA, became the Section Communications Manager in 1980.

Jim was a nuclear engineer who last worked at University Hospital, Syracuse University. He was among the contingent of nuclear scientists who traveled to the Soviet Union to review their nuclear facilities, including the one in Chernobyl before the disaster in 1985.

A Field Artillery Lieutenant, Jim served in World War II in Europe. He leaves his wife Betty and daughter Mary M. Robert, KBØMYX.

Atlantic Division Assistant Director Vivian Douglas, WA2PUU, who was a close friend of Jim's, told the ARRL: "Jim worked with me [in various volunteer capacities] since we became ham friends 38 years ago. He never said 'no' when called -- regardless of weather or conditions. He was proud of being a part of ham radio and the ARRL." ? tnx Bill Thompson, W2MTA, and Vivian Douglas, WA2PUU