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Harley C. Gabrielson

Harley C. Gabrielson, 83, K6DS, passed away on Jan. 14, 2007, at his home in LaMesa, Calif. He was born on April 5, 1923, in South Dakota. He graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1941, then attended Junior College in 1942-1943. He enlisted in the Army during World War II and entered the V5 program. He received a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Nebraska while in the service. He later attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with an E.E. Degree. He worked for Philco Electronics Corp. as an Electrical Engineer. Harley was very active in Amateur Radio. He was licensed in 1939 and was an Elmer to many Hams over the years. He played a key role in the Oscar Satellite program, along with setting up and running the Volunteer Examination Coordinator program in the San Diego area for many years. He was an active participant in ARES and EMS. Harley was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette; parents, Jacob and Hulda Gabrielson of Duluth; and brother, George of San Diego. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy (Myron) McDonald of Hermantown; nephews, Michael (Lori) McDonald of Superior, Wisc., and Patrick (Nancy) McDonald; and niece, Nancy (Terry) Larrivy all of Duluth; and extended family Cassie, Joseph, Andrew and Iris. INTERMENT: Harley was buried at sea off the coast of Point Loma where he came to rest with his beloved wife, Jeanette, who preceded him at sea. He is now a Silent Key.