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Dave Pavel, W7YP
1920 - 2006
Formerly AE7B and W9PUB

QSLs provided by Dave Nicolaus, W9DN

Dave Pavel (April 25, 1920 - July 28, 2006) made his first two-way radio contact in 1940 with call sign W9PUB. He was member #4283 of the Old Old Timers Club (OOTC). His SK was reported in the OOTC newsletter here.

Sublette Examiner obituary (a local Wyoming newspaper) follows:

Boulder resident David Pavel, 86, passed away Friday, July 28, 2006, after a brief illness.

Dave was born April 25, 1920, in Weirton, WV. During World War II, Dave became a decorated radioman/gunner in the Navy Air Service flying in B24s in the Pacific Theater. After spending 33 years with the Gary, Ind., police and fire departments in communications, he spent his retirement years in Wyoming.

He loved to fish but Ham radio (W7YP) was Dave's favorite hobby. He volunteered his services to church and many social and civil organizations.

Dave is survived by his son, Michael Pavel of Beverly Shores, Ind.; two brothers: Peter Gilea of Illinios and George (JoAnn) Gilea of Merrillville, Ind,; a sister, Dorothy (Richard) Gilea Chrisman of Fishers, Ind.; and by many nieces nephews and friends.

Dave was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Theresa (Klodzen) Pavel; parents Mike and Christine (Neagu) Pavel; and two brothers Paul (Vera) Gilea of Merillville, Ind., and Benjamin Gilea.

A funeral vigil was held Wednesday evening Aug. 2 at the Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. A funeral Mass was held Thursday morning Aug. 3. Reverend Robert Lynch conducted the services. Interment followed the morning mass in the Pinedale Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Hudson-Covill Funeral Home.

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