W4ANN - January 12, 2005

Rollo Medler

W4ANN - Rollo MedlerWith extreme regret, I want to inform everyone that Rollo Medler, W4ANN, became a silent key yesterday.

Apparently he had fallen earlier in the week, and had been taken to the hospital, and was getting better. I am told that Elaine was at home, when they brought lunch to him, and he called Elaine to come to the hospital and help him eat it. He died before she got there.

Rollo was a member of both the Ocala, FL (Chapter 62) QCWA, and the Gainesville, FL, Chapter. He was Chaplain of Chapter 62, and had served as director and other offices over the years. He had been a ham for over 70 years, and was a radio pioneer in this area.

Calling Hours will be at Williams-Thomas Funeral Home, 404 North Main Street, Gainesville, from 6 to 7 PM tomorrow (Friday). Funeral at First United Methodist Church, which is in the 400 block of NE First Street in Gainesville, at 2 PM Saturday. Chapter 62 will send flowers of behalf of QCWA..

Ken, W8EK

from www.qrz.com
42 years in broadcast engineering. Life senior member IEEE. Life charter senior member SBE. Former CE of WJHL. Former CE of WUFT. Retired from Univ.of Fla in 1980. Member First United Methodist church. Married in 1948. 3 daughters; one CPA; one graduate EE; one school employee. W4ANN since 1932. Computer fumblebum. 3 grandchildren; grandson (computer whiz); grandson, (healthy survivor of meningitis); granddaughter (climbing monkey at 5 years old.) XYL: Elaine As of April 04 the older grandson is now 20 and a student in electrical engineering at U of FLA. The next grandson is 12 and a BoyScout and a student of astronomy. The granddaughter has given up climbing for interest in growing things. The OM has survived a couple surgeries for bladder cancer and a couple heart problems. The XYL is only older and prettier.

73, Rollo