W8GFA - Fabruary 15, 2014 |
QCWA # 10926
Charles Stinger of Hamilton, Ohio, W8GFA (89), SK 15 Feb. 2014
After graduating from high school Chuck attended many radio schools where he received his telephone and telegraph license. He is a veteran of the Army Air Corp.
Chuck was blessed with a great working career starting on August 17, 1947 at WLW and then Voice of America. He retired as a plant supervisor of VOA in 1985. He was one of the original members of the Antique Wireless Association. Chuck had written articles and spoke many times about the pioneering work in broadcasting by WLW.
Among his many other hobbies was beekeeping and antique clocks. The Stingers were very proud of their Hamilton home being the first house to be placed on the National Registry. Chuck is survived by two sons and four grandchildren.
[Extracted from the "Journal News" of Hamilton and Middletown Ohio of 17 Feb, 2014]
*Gerd Schrick, WB8IFM