It is with regret I have to report the untimely death of Kevin Cleary G4ATZ.
I have been contacted by his former wife, Susan, who said he had suffered a heart attack while on holiday in Argentina.
Kevin, who was 68 years old, had lived in Argentina (LU1ATZ) for a number of years, before returning to the UK and living in Haworth for the last 3 to 4 years. I understand from Susan that Kevin had remarried and was still working on a consultancy basis and enjoying travelling the world on his business.
Kevin will be remembered as the first Chairman of the Harrogate Repeater group when it was founded in 1981. At that time, Kevin was also the RSGB regional representative for the Harrogate and Wetherby areas. The custom in Argentina is to hold the funeral the following day after someone has died.
If I receive any information regarding a memorial service in the UK, I will circulate the appropriate details immediately.
Clearly all our thoughts are with his family at this sad time. If you have a database/list of other amateurs who knew Kevin, I would be grateful if you would forward this email on to them. Regrettably, I have no further information and will only be in contact again if called by a member of Kevin’s family.
Simon Dunn G4KCR