Clark County
Amateur Radio Club

Est. 1956

In Memory of Our Silent Keys


Bill Utrecht

February 25th, 2023

William Henry Utrecht, 72, passed away quietly at home surrounded by family on Saturday, February 25th, 2023 just one day shy of his 73rd birthday.

He was born on February 26th, 1950 in Louisville, KY to the late Louis L. and Helen A. (Budke) Utrecht. Bill worked as an electronics technician at Radioland for 33 years. At a young age he was involved in showing animals in 4-H, became a volunteer fireman for Floyd County as a young adult, and continued farming on his family's farm. After retirement, he joined the Clark County Amateur Radio Club, where his call sign was KC9TQN. In recent years, he added beekeeping as a hobby. Bill was a member of the parish at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.


Michael Faschingbauer

November 26, 2022

Michael F. Faschingbauer, 68, entered eternal life on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

He was born on September 19, 1954 in Key West, Florida to the late Michael Paul and Mary Ann Faschingbauer (DeMers). Michael honorably served his country in the United States Air Force. He was an Aircraft Mechanic for United Parcel Service and a private pilot. Michael attended Anoka Technical College and earned his degree from Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University. He attended church services at St. John Paul II Catholic Church and was a member of the American Legion Post 204. Michael was a Teamster with Local 2727 and a former Safety Committee Chairman at UPS. He was a member of multiple Amateur radio clubs throughout the years.


Larry Wayne Tapp

August 8, 2021

Larry Wayne Tapp 77 of Charlestown, IN passed away on Sunday August 8, 2021, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, IN.

Larry was born on July 6, 1944, in New Albany, IN to Lora E and Lloyt Markert Tapp. He was a retired telephone repairman for Indiana Bell Telephone and AT&T and was very active in Ham Radio. Larry was very active with the Boy Scouts of America. He was a Wood Badge Instructor and received the Silver Beaver Award and was a recipient of the George Meany Award for the C.W.A. Local Union #4703 in New Albany. Larry was also a very active member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Charlestown.


JR Botkins

January 12, 2021

James Rodman “JR” Botkins, age 68 of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021. He was born April 22, 1952 in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps and was a Vietnam Veteran. JR was a car hauler and an active member of Teamsters Local 89. He was the organizer and first President of the Louisville Chapter of the Teamsters Horsemen Motorcycle Association. He also enjoyed his time as a ham radio operator.


Jim McCammon

June 27, 2020

James “Jim” McCammon, 82, of Charlestown, IN, passed away on Saturday June 27, 2020 at University Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born in Sullivan, IN on April 1, 1938 to Ivan McCammon and Wilma (Jones) McCammon. Jim was a 1956 graduate of Sullivan High School and had joined the Air Force for four years before starting his successful career in life and health insurance sales. Jim was a 50-year member of the Sullivan Masonic Lodge #263, as well as several professional organizations. He loved riding motorcycles, using his ham radio, and keeping up with technology. He was active in many ham radio and motorcycle associations/clubs. He would tell you though that his greatest love would be his children and grandchildren. One of his favorite sayings was, “I am going to live forever. So far, so good.”


Jerry Stewart

November 24th, 2019

Gerald Wayne Stewart, age 64, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019. Gerald was born August 28, 1955 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a self employed master plumber, member of RACES in Clarksville and member of Lincoln Hills Christian Church, Corydon, Indiana.


Donald E. Henderson

April 5th, 2019

Donald E. “Donnie Eugene” Henderson, 87 years of age passed away peacefully at home in his recliner on April 5th, 2019 with his wife Helen and dog “Stephanie” by his side. Don was born February 14, 1932 in Versailles, Kentucky and attended school there. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict where he served three years in the Army in communications and four years in the Air Force as a B-29 specialist. During this time, Don served tours of duty at the Strategic Air Command and the Northeast SAC. After the Air Force retired the B-29s, Don was asked by the Air Force and Boeing Aircraft Company to train on B-47s, for which he received commendations from the Boeing Aircraft Company and the U.S. Airforce. Don was employed by American Airlines at Standiford Field in Louisville, Kentucky for 25 years active service and 12 years inactive due to poor health. He was an Extra Class Amateur Radio Operator “N9BWG”. Don also loved to fish, hunt and work with computers.


John Shean

Feb. 17, 2019

John was born on December 6, 1937 in West Point, Kentucky to the late, Albert Shean and Harriet Dishman Galloway. He was a third generation brick mason and member of the International Union of Bricklayers Local 4. John was a member of Wall Street United Methodist Church, the Clark County Casting and Conservation Club, and Clark County Amateur Radio Club. He was a man of many hobbies but he had a true passion for amateur radio. John was previously the Clark County Emergency Management Agency Coordinator and volunteered his time helping with the American Red Cross and many other local agencies. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy.


Chris Bean

Jul. 4, 2018

Chris was an IT manager for Luckett and Farley in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended the Lincoln Hills Christian Church in Corydon, Indiana and was a member of the Tri-County Amateur Radio Club. He enjoyed fishing, camping, ham radio, spending time with his family, and enjoyed people. He never met a stranger.

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