Superstition Amateur Radio Club Silent Keys

It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Steve Gurley, KY7W.

Steve became a silent key Wednesday, May 27, 2020 about 10:00am. He left us peacefully with Andy Keels, KD4ABB by his side and his brother on the phone. Steve was a Life Member of the Superstition Amateur Radio Club, a past board member of the Superstition ARC, the organizer of the Saturday morning club breakfasts, the founder of the Arizona Desert 10-10 Chapter, a volunteer examiner with the East Valley VE team, and at the top of ARRL VE Honor Roll with over 400 test sessions, a regular net control for the morning drive time trivial net, and performed with the Tempe Looney Tuner's Band. Steve suffered with severe rheumatoid arthritis for many years, and had been in failing health for over a year. Steve's wife (Kathy), two sons (David and Jimmy), and daughter (Katy) all predeceased him. In his last years his amateur radio friends were his closest family.

A memorial fund has been set up to purchase a couple of bricks with Steve's name and call sign for the ARRL Diamond Terrace Memorial. All donations will be matched dollar for dollar by Andy and Steve's family. Anyone wishing to contribute should write a check payable to "Steve Gurley KY7W" or get your cash donation to Andy Keels, KD4ABB.
A graveside memorial for Steve will held be held Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at 8:30 AM at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery. Located at: 1562 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, Arizona 85204.

The Superstition ARC plans to Zoom cast his memorial service for his family



[ Superstition ARC Past Silent Keys ]

[ 2009 ]

  • Bob Barnes, KC7Y

[ 2010 ]

  • Marty Nicholson, N7NWC
  • Hank Hiller, W7OU

[ 2011 ]

  • Harold Newman, KD7VK
  • Glenn E. Stewart, N7NRA
  • Michael D. Rospapa, KI7MF
  • Betty Hiller, W7PF
  • Dick Dyas, W0JCP

[ 2013 ]

  • Dick Davidson, W6JX
  • Roger W Strong KB1NYY

[ 2014 ]

  • John Egan, W2YUE
  • Lewis Jezso, W7LEW
  • Mark Poole, KB7YVL

[ 2015 ]

  • Alan Perysian, KD7TOM

[ 2018 ]

  • Richard Berkemyer, W0REP
  • Oscar E. Cook - K7OEC
  • Daniel Jackson - WA7SRP

[ 2019 ]

  • Anna Taylor - N7EDC
  • Nicholas E. Spenser - AA7QK
  • Myrna L. Cross - KN7M

[ 2020 ]

  • Larry Aubchon Sr. - KA7ZNC
  • Richard "Dick" Odegaarden, KB3FO.
  • Steve Gurley, KY7W.