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Richard "Dick" E. Aspinwald, W7PV

   Born December 1, 1914, Dick is survived by his wife Elizabeth, daughters Susan and Judith.  Dick was the founder of Amateur Radio Supply in Georgetown and operated the facility from 1956 until 1989.  Dick was a victim of Alzheimer's and spent his last few years in the Ida Culver House on Broadview.
   Dick was raised and attended school in Spokane, then graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from Washington State University.  He was a member of several national honor societies for Mathematics and Engineering.  After college Dick spent seven years serving with the Westinghouse Radio Division in Baltimore.
   After WWII Dick returned to Seattle where  he founded the Radio Supply House.  Included in his mailing to Amateurs of the Northwest were club meeting notices and hamfest happenings including the Sea Pac convention in Seaside, Oregon. In 1977 he mailed information to start the Northwest Computer Society.  He was a welcome guest speaker at many area radio club meetings.  Amateur radio classes were held in his facility and he supported club raffles with donations.  Old timers will remember the DX table in his store where tall tales were told and told again.  Dick will be missed.