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Mark Nowell (WI7YN) SK

It is with great sorrow that we say goodbye as we mourn the loss of one of our dear friends and a senior West Coast HRO family members.

Born in 1949, Mark had been with HRO family since 1995 and held the positions of Senior Sales Specialist - Ham Radio Outlet Oakland, Manager - Ham Radio Outlet Sunnyvale and Manager - Ham Radio Outlet Oakland. 

Mark was very well known within the amateur community and in addition to being a HAM, Mark was a dedicated amateur astronomer.  He was particularly enamored with the big telescope, called
"WIYN" which is located on Kitt Peak in Arizona. Mark is survived by his brother Jeff and sister Katherine. 

Donations

For those interested, in lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations in Mark's name be given to the Kitt Peak Visitor Center, which is building a new telescope for public use. The Visitor Center will establish a small plaque in Mark's memory which will be displayed on the donations wall of the visitor center.

Please state "In memory of Mark Nowell" in the comments section. Select "telescope" in the drop down box above the comments.

Alternatively, checks labeled "in memory of Mark Nowell" to be may be made out to: "AURA" and sent to:

KPVC Telescope Project
950 N. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719

Memorial Service and Remembrance

The family has set up an email address at "remembering.mark@att.net."

If you would like to attend Mark's memorial service, please RSVP to this email and please mention the number of people you think might come with you.

If you feel like sending condolences, telling a story about Mark, or providing a remembrance that we might want to use at Mark's memorial, please also send those thoughts to this email address.

The memorial service will be held at the following location on March 1 at 3:00pm
Joaquin Miller Community Center
3594 Sanborn Dr, Oakland, CA

The center is located off Highway 13. There will be plenty of parking. The center is also accessible by AC Transit, Bus 39, leaving from the Fruitvale BART station.

Goodbye Mark, you will be missed immensely.