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Past Western New York Section Manager, Atlantic Division Assistant Director Steve Ryan, N2ITF, SK


Past ARRL Western New York Section Manager Stephen M. “Steve” Ryan, N2ITF, died on October 3. He was 62. Ryan was appointed SM in November 2010, to serve the remaining term of Scott Bauer, W2LC, who had resigned. Ryan lost his bid for election to the section leadership position in 2012. ARRL Atlantic Division Director Bill Edgar, N3LLR, subsequently appointed Ryan as an Assistant Director.

“Steve’s counsel and participation in Atlantic Division meetings and events greatly assisted me in representing the members of the Division,” Edgar said. “His friendship and counsel with be sorely missed.” Edgar said Ryan had been diagnosed almost 2 years ago with an aggressive form of cancer.

In addition to his ARRL membership, Ryan was a member and former president of the Chautauqua County Amateur FM Association, an ARRL affiliated club. He had been a ham for about 35 years.

He was a graduate of Southwestern Central School, Jamestown Business College, Empire College, and International School of Ministry. Before he retired, Ryan had been employed by Rascal Scooters as an area sales manager. Earlier he had been a member of the Jamestown (New York) Police Department.

Survivors include his wife Diane, KC2SOA. The couple had an active interest in public safety and public service communications.




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