It was literally with a gasp that I read the following on one of the QRP e-mail reflectors today:
From Jack Stone
It is with a heavy heart and infinite sadness I report the passing of LB Cebik, a friend to us all.
I had called the local Sheriff in Knoxville, TN to go check on him
since I hadn't heard from him in over 5 days (either email or phone), which is highly unusual.
The Sheriff called back to tell me this sad, devastating news. He waslike family to me and was loved and respected by so many. I remain in shock as I tell you this.
LB Cebik, W4RNL, was a giant in the Amateur Radio world. Although he taught philosophy for a living, physics was his second love. The man was a walking, talking encyclopedia of antenna knowledge. On top of that, he had the gift of making difficult subject matter easy to understand. Even for dolts like me.
It's not every day that you have a living legend in your midst. LB Cebik was a living legend in the Amateur Radio world. He will be missed greatly; especially by the QRP community for whom LB seemed to have a special fondness. He was a frequent guest speaker at FDIM and Atlanticon.
LB greatly missed his wife, Jean, who passed away from cancer a few years back. In some way, it is comforting to think of him finally reunited with the first, true love of his life.
For more please visit the following links:
Antennas - Service and Education
Rest in Peace, L.B. - Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.
73 de Larry W2LJ