W8FIZ Hollis Roels

Hollis A. Roels, age 83, of Zeeland, passed away Monday, March 15, 2010, at the Hospice House of Holland. He was a member of Central Park Reformed Church and the Holland Amateur Radio Club. He was also a co-founder of Tele-Rad, Inc.  Hollis served in the U.S. Navy during WWII onboard the USS St. Paul.

Hollis, W8FIZ, was a founding member of the Holland Amateur Radio Club.  Among his many fascinating stories is his memory that the first clubhouse was a chicken coop, but we’re not sure if that is entirely true, since those who knew him remember his sly grin, quick wit, and a hint of mischief in his eyes no matter how serious he tried to look.

Click W8FIZ Last Call March 22, 2010 to hear an audio recording.

With the generous donation of his radio equipment to our club his memory lives on. Please take a moment to remember Hollis and his family.

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