[AARA] John Nastasi Sr. N5CBB - Silent Key

Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Fri Jan 5 07:02:36 CST 2018

  John Ellis Nastasi Sr. N5CBB - Silent Key

It is with sadness that I share that John Nastasi Sr. N5CBB became a 
silent key on December 31, 2017.
John was a resident of Baton Rouge, a club member and active in amateur 
radio for over fifty years.
John was a regular check-in on the Gulf Coast Sideband Net, Post Office 
Net, Louisiana Traffic Net
QCWA Chapter 109 Net and many others.

He was also a journeyman electrician. John attended Southeastern 
Louisiana University ... and went on
to enlist in the US Naval Reserve where he served as a Radioman aboard 
ship. He later became a licensed
broadcast engineer and worked for radio stations in Louisiana, 
Mississippi and Florida before moving to
Baton Rouge and accepting a position with WBRZ-TV in 1968. John retired 
from the television station after
32 years of service in 2000. He was an active volunteer for the American 
Red Cross and an avid scouter
who served as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 211 
throughout the 1980s and 1990s. John
was an amateur radio operator, for more than half a century, who was 
active in the local ham community
and the Quarter Century Wireless Association.

Visitation will be Friday, January 5, 2018, at St. Jude the Apostle 
Catholic Church, 9150 Highland Road, 9:00
a.m. until mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will 
continue in Bogalusa, LA on Saturday, January 6,
2018 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, 9:00 a.m. until services at 11:00 
a.m. Interment will follow in Hillview
Memorial Gardens.


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