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    N5AR - Daniel Hearn - Deer Park - Washington

    N5AR (ex W5LHP), Daniel P. Hearn, of Deer Park, Washington passed away 27 April 2018.
    He was 92. Dan "had the highest tower in Spokane County and was a number 1 Honor Roll holder" remembers K7AWB, Steve. N5AR had 377 all time countries confirmed and was one of the three founders of the Spokane DX Association.
    Daniel HEARN (10/15/1925 - 04/27/2018)
    A moment of silence, known as "the silent key" was heard by the amateur radio community on April 27, 2018. Daniel Hearn, N5AR, an amateur radio operator for over 75 years, passed away in his home, surrounded by his loving family. Dan was baptized and accepted Our Lord as his savior shortly before his passing. Dan was born on October 15, 1925 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He worked alongside his father, a small business owner, where a strong work ethic was established from a young age. He was only sixteen when his love for HAM radio was found. His incredibly patient mother offered up her pantry as a "HAM shack" and would check with Dan before hanging clothes out on the clothesline to ensure it wasn't "live" with electricity. Dan was on the air on December 7, 1941 and heard the announcement that amateur bands were closing and the United States was at war. After high school, Dan started college at Oklahoma State University, but it wasn't long before he was drafted into the Army and accepted into a pilot training program. Right away, he ended up in the flight line radio shack where his aptitude for electronics was quickly identified, and his skills were put to good use servicing airplanes. Before he was trained for flight, the war ended and Dan quickly jumped back into his pursuit of higher education and earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, followed later by a Master's Degree in Antenna Theory and Design, both from OSU. Dan had a rewarding career as a Down Hole Analytical Oil Production Engineer. There are 22 patents held to his name. Dan loved passing his knowledge on to others and was a mentor to many, especially in the amateur radio and DXing field. He co-founded the Spokane DX Association (SDXA) and took great effort to train others in disaster radio communication. Dan is preceded in death by his parents, Dempse and Irene, and his loving wife and golf partner, Virginia. He is survived by his son, Mike (Barbara) Hearn; daughter, Susan (Dirk) Paseman; sister, Dana Davis; brother, Jim (Geneva) Hearn; grandchildren: Carley (Matt) Sanchez, Luke (Catherine) Paseman, Silas Hearn, Nancy Hearn, Cody Paseman, and many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Dan's life at a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at St. Mary's Presentation Catholic Church in Deer Park. A luncheon will follow in the parish hall. Entombment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum, Spokane, Washington. LAUER FUNERAL HOME, DEER PARK, WA .
    Lauer Funeral Home
    204 N Main St
    Deer Park, WA 99006
    (509) 276-7000

    N5AR Daniel Hearn, Deer Park, Washington

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