W4UQ - March 21, 2011|
Kenneth K. Bay|
QCWA # 5171
Kenneth King Bay, 84 years, died at home on Mon. Mar. 21, 2011. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 17, 1926, and was the son of the late Lovell and June King Bay. He was preceded in death by his brothers, William L. Bay and Robert M. Bay, his sister Patricia Bay Overbeck and his grandson Michael L. Bay.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jane Phillips Bay, of Cincinnati, his children, Keith Alden Bay and his wife Linda Bay of Milwaukee, Wis., and Deborah Bay Hastings and her husband Nelson S. Hastings II, of Cincinnati. and four grandchildren, Kevin Phillips Bay and Bryn, Aiden, and Koll Hastings, of Cincinnati. He is also survived by a brother, John C. Bay of Traverse City, Michigan.
Mr. Bay graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH, in 1944 and served 2 years in the Navy in the Pacific. In 1950 he graduated from the University of Michigan with a BSE degree with honors in Electrical Engineering. He was employed by General Electric for 36 years, first in Mobile Radio in Syracuse, N.Y., and Lynchburg, Va., and then in Power Line Carrier, Malvern, Pa.
He was a life-long member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), handling traffic for over 50 years and was a Life Member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association. As a dedicated sailor, he was President and National Measurer of the Day Sailer Association, and raced his Day Sailer and Catalina 25 for many years.
Memorials may be made to the Elk-Skegemog Lakes Association, PO Box 8, Elk Rapids, MI 49629 or the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cinti., 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cinci. OH 45203.