It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Tom O’Brien EI5CA, Radarc na Coille, Shannon, Co. Clare.
Tom passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday 20th May. He was a much respected and valued member of the Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club. One of life’s gentlemen, his enthusiasm and dedication to Amateur Radio was infectious.
CW was his favourite mode of operation.
Tom was a keen SOTA operator in both in EI and France. He was also a very keen cyclist – competing in many road races. Gardening was also one of Tom’s passions. Originally from Cloyne, Co. Cork Tom studied for his PMG at the Cork Radio Telegraph Institute where he graduated in the 1964.
Having spent some years as a Marine Radio Officer, he joined Infotronics in Shannon and in 1972 he joined what is now the Irish Aviation Authority where he worked in the Radar Division in Shannon Airport.
We offer our deepest sympathy to his wife Christine, daughter Margaret and to the extended families. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis. May he rest in peace.