W8JKC Clyde

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W8JKC Clyde Blair in 1959. Clyde was one of the many 160 meter operators in the early 60's


One of Clyde's QSL's was from Barry Goldwater, a US Senator and avid Ham radio operator.


Chick, W8JR, was very active on 160 meters. Napoleon Ohio was consider DX on 160 meters by many Toledo Hams. Chick, like Clyde, was a heck of a nice guy.

W8IQC Fred Mahaney was a good friend of W8JKC Clyde's. Fred and Clyde were two of the first stations I heard on 160.


Clyde and his son-in-law in 1993.



Clyde W. Blair, 87, of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away Monday, August 15,
2005. Clyde was a graduate of Waite High School and was employed by The
Eastern Weighing and Inspection Bureau for over 39 years, retiring in 1979
as assistant district manager. He was a member of Christ United Methodist
Church, Oregon, Ohio, since 1949; was a member of the choir, and served as
church treasurer for many years. He was an active amateur radio operator
since 1933 with the call W8JKC. He was born January 23, 1918, to William O.
and Myrtle L. (Ramey) Blair in Toledo, Ohio. On November 19, 1938, he
married Rebecca Jane Williams in Monroe, Michigan. He is survived by his
loving wife of 66 years, Rebecca Jane (Williams) Blair; son, Robert (Nora)
Blair; daughters, Susan (Michael) Peart and Virginia Blair (David
Slesinski); grandchildren, Jeffrey (Heidi) Blair, Pamela (William) Miller,
Bradley (Deborah) Peart, Sally (Richard) Linton, Jennifer and Andrea
Slesinski; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Blair and Lilian Linton; six
nephews and one niece. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James
C. Blair; brother, Theodore Blair, and sisters, Hazel Emch, Edna Blair, and
Myrtle Mauter. Friends will be received in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home,
222 E. South Boundary, Perrysburg (419-874-3133), from 2-8 p.m. on
Wednesday, August 17, 2005. Private graveside services will be in Fort Meigs
Cemetery. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be
made to Christ United Methodist Church, Oregon, Ohio, or the charity of the
donor's choice. The family would like to extend a special thank you to
Blakely Care Center and their staff.