ARRL East Bay Section

Silent Key – WA6FNP William (Bill) Cross

Posted by af6aq on January 25th, 2010

WA6FNP William (Bill) Cross passed away on 1-17-09.  He had been a member of our family since 3-90 and held a General Class License.  Bill had a stroke and all though he was sent to Creekside for Rehab. it seem one after the other medical condition kept on fighting strong.  I saw Bill the Friday before his passing and although he could not speak clearly his eyes told his feeling.  I shared with him the happenings on the  220 net, the past Sunday meeting and our morning nets and those eye would light up.  Bill would very seldom miss any of our nets.

Bill was always willing to help another member.  He made sure to visit members in the hospital or rest homes.  When Shannon was in Vale he would go to the store and get candy and sodas for him.  He would always give a ride to anyone that asked.  There was no stopping Bill from practicing the old saying, “treat people like you would want to be treated.”

He will be missed very much.

Please join his mother and son for a memorial service on Saturday, 1-30-2010 at 12:00 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 2100 Rivers Street in San Pablo, CA.