Tom McCullough W1HRO - SK
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Thu, Apr 22, 2021 9:15 pm
Subject: Tom McCullough W1HRO - SK
Just heard the news this week, Tom (W1HRO) a resident of Ann's Choice in Warminster, passed away on Christmas Eve.
Tom was a member of the radio club at Ann's Choice, Warminster ARC, K3PDR and the Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club. Locally, he also supported Bucks County ARES. He was very much deaf in his latter years but also very sharp minded even in his 90's. He learned to operate the digital modes that used a computer screen rather than audio modes.
He had many stories including his Scout Troop's attendance at the 1937 Boy Scout Jamboree in Washington DC where FDR visited. https://oa-bsa.org/history/national-jamborees
Conversation usually rolls around to a question about "How 'bout your children? Are they Hams?" He did not have children, and said his first wife died; I was expecting a story about her having cancer or some other disease. No, he told the story about driving on icy New England roads and the accident where his car slid off the highway and into the trees. (his wife did not survive) However, he later married Doris who had children from a previous marriage. They were very good to Tom, taking care of him at the retirement center even after Doris passed away.
The picture is a rather young looking Tom and his wife copied from Facebook. (see attach)
Thomas Rougier McCullough, of Ann's Choice Community, Warminster passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020.
Tom was born December 18, 1922 in the Philippines, where his parents were stationed with the US Army. Still with the Army, they moved back to the United States where his brother, Richard, was born in 1926. Both Tom and his brother graduated from The Valley Forge Military Academy. Following this Tom entered the University of Pennsylvania class of 1946 with his studies interrupted by World War II where he served honorably in the Battle of the Bulge. His brother graduated from West Point and lost his life serving in the Korean Conflict in 1953.
Tom spent many years working for the Lever Brothers Company in various positions from the east to the west coasts while ending his career in a corporate engineering position in their New York City corporate offices. Following his retirement from Lever, he assumed a position with Arnold Bakery corporation in Stamford, CT. Stamford was his home for many years until the move to Ann's Choice in Warminster, PA.
Due to Tom's love of golf, he spent many winters in his Tucson, AZ home. Tom's other interests were Ham Radio, Barbershop Chorus, world travel, St. Luke Episcopal Church in Newtown, Photography and computer editing of family photographs and various charities.
His step children William King, Penelope Carboni, Richard King, Robert King, 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren brought him much pleasure.
Tom outlived his first wife Jacquelyn, his second wife Doris, and also his parents Earl and Blanche McCullough.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Arrang. By Decker/Givnish Life Celebration Home, Warminster
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Published in The Intelligencer from Dec. 29, 2020 to Jan. 1, 2021.