The Alaska contester community lost another great one last week. Gary AL9A passed away suddenly while on vacation in Florida. AL9A was a true beacon, often working multiple contests each weekend. According to Carl WL7BDO, in 2015 alone Gary submitted 95 reports to 3830scores.com! He most recently helped with the KL7RST special event. He mentored a number of us, highly skilled in all modes, and particularly knowledgable about Writelog.
He was a kind, generous man and dedicated to his family. He was so proud of his grandchildren and rarely failed to mention them in his correspondence. We send deepest condolences to his clan.
Corliss AL1G put together a video of Gary operating in W1AW/KL7 as part of the ARRL Centennial celebration a couple of years ago: