HEALTH & WELFARE
An Important Announcement from Jeff Nowell, AD6YZ
Brother of Mark Nowell WI7YN
As many of you know, Mark Nowell (WI7YN) (1949-2014) passed away of a heart condition during January. For over over 20 years, Mark worked for HRO, as a manager and sales person, both at the Oakland and Sunnyvale stores. Mark was a devoted HAM who truly enjoyed interacting with the HAM community, whether at the store, at Field Day events, or at club functions.
I want to thank everybody who has already expressed condolences to me, Mark's brother, and others in my family.
For those who would like to attend Mark's memorial service, and I am providing further information below. We can accept a fairly large group, but please RSVP, if you would like to come, by sending an email address: email@example.com.
Also please send your thoughts to the same email if you feel like sending condolences, telling a story about Mark, or providing a remembrance that we might want to use at Mark's memorial.
In addition to being a HAM, Mark was a dedicated amateur astronomer. He was particularly enamored of the big telescope, called "WIYN"(1) which is located on Kitt Peak in Arizona.
For those interested, in lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations in Mark's name be given to the Kitt Peak Visitor Center, which is building a new telescope for the public. The Visitor Center will establish a plaque in Mark's memory which will be displayed on the donations wall at the visitor center.
An online link for donations follows. Please state "In memory of Mark Nowell" in the comments section. Select "telescope" in the drop down box above the comments.
Alternatively, checks labeled "in memory of Mark Nowell" may be made out to: "AURA" and sent to:
KPVC Telescope Project
950 N. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
The memorial service will be held on March 1st, 3:00 PM,
at the following location:
Joaquin Miller Community Center
3594 Sanborn Dr, Oakland, CA
The Community Center is located off HWY 13. There will be plenty of parking. The center is also accessible by AC Transit, Bus 39, leaving from the Fruitvale BART station.
Thanks again for your consideration,
Jeff Nowell (AD6YZ) (Mark's brother)
Family of Mark Nowell
1) WIYN: Wisconsen, Indiana, Yale, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Kitt Peak, AZ. WI7YN: Mark's vanity call sign (7 for AZ)