Alan Torledsky, W1ABT, SK
It is with great sadness that I must report the passing of Alan Torledsky, W1ABT.
Alan passed Sunday morning, July 6th 2014. He had been battling cancer for several months. When I last saw him at the TMH Rehab Center a few weeks ago, he was doing physical therapy. He was not giving up. Alan was only in his early 60’s. Sharon his ex-wife, and their twins, Tyler and Sarah, have been at his side since the beginning of the hospitalization.
Arrangements are beginning to come together and I have just learned that Alan’s funeral will be in Ft Lauderdale on Friday 7-10-2014.
Family members are planning a memorial service in Tallahassee in the near future.
Alan often told the story about his grandmother in Johnstown, PA encouraging him to become involved with amateur radio as a way to give back to the community. His support of Emergency Management and, most recently, serving as the Leon County ARES EC are testimony of his commitment to doing just that. Alan served as vice-president of TARS for several years. He was well known for his role as “Tail-End Charlie” at many marathons and bicycle races and he was in charge of several TOSRVs and Spaghetti 100s. Alan was recently especially proud of his Extra Class license which he recently earned. We will all miss him.
Alan with an appreciative Tail-End Charlie