Thomas L. Tatroe
|Posted 2021-07-20 by mhenderson|
|Published by Mohave Daily News Online from Jul. 14 to Jul. 21, 2021 -|
Bullhead City, Arizona -
THOMAS L. TATROE
K9TLT became a silent key on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at his home in
Fort Mohave, Arizona. He was born in Lansing, Michigan on December 12,
1952 the 2nd of 3 children to Irene and William Tatroe.
"Tom" started his radio life on his CB radio and was known as
Gravedigger, during is years in Wisconsin, he received citations from
the Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies in several states
for assisting in finding accident victims by listening to his radio in
his home. He became interested in Amateur Radio while still in
Wisconsin but earned his license after moving to Bullhead City,
Arizona. He joined the Bullhead City Amateur Radio Club where he
eventually served as VP and then President. He organized dinners at
the Black Bear Restaurant, coffee get-togethers and the annual picnic
where his beer brats were frequently requested. He was also in charge
of ARES in the Bullhead City area and met with hospital personnel to
discuss their emergency preparedness. He resigned from his position in
June of 2012 after he had a stroke and wasn't sure if he could attend
to his duties. He joined the Mohave Amateur Radio Club in Kingman,
Arizona as an honorary member and did radio checks for the Las Vegas
ARES net for Laughlin, Nevada in the Victor 4 area.
He was preceded in death by his brother, William Tatroe Jr in Show
"Tom" will be truly missed by his wife, Christine Tatroe of Fort
Mohave, Arizona; daughter, Anna Eisenbraun of Kenosha, Wisconsin;
sons, Thomas Tatroe Jr. of Kenosha, Wisconsin and Brian Stazak of
Green Bay, Wisconsin; sister, Wendy Shreves of LaGrange, North
Carolina; grandchildren of Wisconsin; and special to nephews, Aaron
Shreves of Leslie, Michigan and Kelly Tatroe of Pulaski, Wisconsin;
and his bonus brother, Ross Limon of Fort Mohave, Arizona. Also he
will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends.
His radios are now silent but his voice will always be remembered.
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