W2SBI - 21 Dec, 2004

Richard C. Eaton
March 12, 1922
ex W8SBI

Richard C. Eaton-W2SBI, 82, of Fayetteville, died at Iroquois Nursing Home. He was a graduate of Cornell University. Mr. Eaton retired in 1982 as an engineer from General Electric after 38 years. While with GE, he worked two years in Trinidad as a manager of a downrange radar tracking site. He was a ham radio operator over 65 years, with a call sign of W2SBI, and was a member of the American Radio Relay League, Radio Amateurs of Greater Syracuse, the Elfin Society, and the Quarter Century Wireless Association. His interests included genealogy, computers, and traveling. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Doris A.; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah A. and Fred Frey of Hamilton, OH; a son and daughter-in-law, Donald C. and Elizabeth Eaton of Norfolk, VA; a granddaughter, Virginia K. Eaton of Centreville, VA; a nephew, David G. Eaton of Buffalo; and a niece, Sara Jean Eaton of Washington State. Funeral Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Eaton-Tubbs-Schepp Funeral Home. Burial, Restvale Cemetery, Seneca Falls. Calling hours will be 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. Contributions: The American Heart Association, Upstate NY Chapter, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220 or the charit of your choice. EATON-TUBBS-SCHEPP Fayetteville 637-3214.

Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on 12/24/2004