I was introduced to Ross by my son Chris, they met in the
same 'computer tech' class at school. Besides computers,
they both enjoyed playing Duke Nukem 3D together over our home
network. They soon had me and my daughter playing.
It was a 4-way frag fest, a whole lot of fun.
After a few visits Ross started asking questions about my radio
gear. He showed so much interest that I offered to become
his Elmer and help him get licensed.
was so happy when he got his ticket. He had me drive him
to the Portland HRO, where he purchased his first rig, a Kenwood
D7A. Not bad for a first rig!
Ross was a wizard with computers, at 17 he already had a
well paying job at a local company as their network
administrator. Had he lived, after graduation he would
have been the school districts computer technician and network
administrator. He also planned to attend college at
His was a life
that would have gone far. Leukemia and a brain tumor ended
his life too soon.