Robert "Bobby" Nicoteera KB2ERL now SK


Mark Hinkel
 




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From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Sun, Jan 23, 2022 11:03 am
Subject: Robert "Bobby" Nicoteera KB2ERL now SK

Bobby was born and raised in South Philly, but loved Ocean City NJ and practically lived there.  He loved fishing and every year he served the MS-150 "City to Shore" bike ride  --  more than 30 year veteran.  Bobby's South Philly voice will be missed as the net control.

Personally I only play a small part in the MS-150, but this past year there were well over 100 ham operators all playing that "one small part".  (many hands make work light)  Last year we lost the the Berstein's, both Frank (K3FSB) and Denise (KB3ANO) --  they served on the staff cars.  Then late 2020 we lost Kathy Stafford (AB2LF) -- she served in OC and was originally the contact person for ham radio sign-ups.

Please consider joining the group of ham operators who do volunteer work for the Philadelphia MS Society every year in September (2022 dates are the 24th and 25th).  The Cherry Hill "North End" or the start / finish (near Patco Woodcrest station)  jobs include antenna setup, APRS install, staff car driver or passenger (ham comm), and of course the SAG drivers. They consist of multiple sets of two vans that follow each other in tandem -- one for passengers and one for the bikes.  Contact person is Joe DiBartolo (KC2SFB) -- email is Ev Comm <n3mssevcomm@...>

The Phil-Mont club did their September Zoom meeting presentation on the MS-150.  Check it out...

Mark  WA3QVU

Bobby's Obituary;

NICOTERA
ROBERT F; January 10, 2022. Age 70 of Philadelphia, PA and Ocean City, NJ. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa to the late Joseph and Josephine (nee Passanante) Nicotera. He spent his years living between both South Philadelphia and Ocean City, NJ. Robert graduated from Bishop Neumann High School, Class of 1969. Robert spent 6 years enlisted in the United States Navy. He then went on to continue his love of the ocean by serving for 43 years with the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Robert worked with his father in their family-owned business, Joe's Auto Clinic and Son, for which he took over, continuing to be a legacy amongst his South Philly family and friends. Robert was a Ham Radio operator, "KB2ERL", which he utilized to assist with communications for numerous volunteer services, such as the MS 150 cycling event from Philadelphia to Ocean City. He was also a member of the Somers Point Office of Emergency Management and had a strong passion for fishing. Surviving are his children: Kristen (nee Nicotera) Stamato (David) of Riverton, NJ; Robert Nicotera (Kate) of Seaville, NJ; Steven Nicotera of Seaville, NJ; and Caroline (nee Pompetti) Spross (Gary) of Souderton, PA. Also surviving are his seven grandchildren: Lana, Calista, Bobby, Leah, Ava, Mia and Carson. Relatives and friends are invited to his VIEWING FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2022, from 6-9 P.M. at THE MONTI-RAGO FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2531-35 SOUTH BROAD STREET. Interment will be private.


Dan n3fcx
 

Thank you. I really enjoyed reading about hams that have helped out with the ms150 . De dan N3fcx


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On Sunday, January 23, 2022, 11:05 AM, Mark Hinkel via groups.io <mrhinkel@...> wrote:




-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Sun, Jan 23, 2022 11:03 am
Subject: Robert "Bobby" Nicoteera KB2ERL now SK

Bobby was born and raised in South Philly, but loved Ocean City NJ and practically lived there.  He loved fishing and every year he served the MS-150 "City to Shore" bike ride  --  more than 30 year veteran.  Bobby's South Philly voice will be missed as the net control.

Personally I only play a small part in the MS-150, but this past year there were well over 100 ham operators all playing that "one small part".  (many hands make work light)  Last year we lost the the Berstein's, both Frank (K3FSB) and Denise (KB3ANO) --  they served on the staff cars.  Then late 2020 we lost Kathy Stafford (AB2LF) -- she served in OC and was originally the contact person for ham radio sign-ups.

Please consider joining the group of ham operators who do volunteer work for the Philadelphia MS Society every year in September (2022 dates are the 24th and 25th).  The Cherry Hill "North End" or the start / finish (near Patco Woodcrest station)  jobs include antenna setup, APRS install, staff car driver or passenger (ham comm), and of course the SAG drivers. They consist of multiple sets of two vans that follow each other in tandem -- one for passengers and one for the bikes.  Contact person is Joe DiBartolo (KC2SFB) -- email is Ev Comm <n3mssevcomm@...>

The Phil-Mont club did their September Zoom meeting presentation on the MS-150.  Check it out...

Mark  WA3QVU

Bobby's Obituary;

NICOTERA
ROBERT F; January 10, 2022. Age 70 of Philadelphia, PA and Ocean City, NJ. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa to the late Joseph and Josephine (nee Passanante) Nicotera. He spent his years living between both South Philadelphia and Ocean City, NJ. Robert graduated from Bishop Neumann High School, Class of 1969. Robert spent 6 years enlisted in the United States Navy. He then went on to continue his love of the ocean by serving for 43 years with the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Robert worked with his father in their family-owned business, Joe's Auto Clinic and Son, for which he took over, continuing to be a legacy amongst his South Philly family and friends. Robert was a Ham Radio operator, "KB2ERL", which he utilized to assist with communications for numerous volunteer services, such as the MS 150 cycling event from Philadelphia to Ocean City. He was also a member of the Somers Point Office of Emergency Management and had a strong passion for fishing. Surviving are his children: Kristen (nee Nicotera) Stamato (David) of Riverton, NJ; Robert Nicotera (Kate) of Seaville, NJ; Steven Nicotera of Seaville, NJ; and Caroline (nee Pompetti) Spross (Gary) of Souderton, PA. Also surviving are his seven grandchildren: Lana, Calista, Bobby, Leah, Ava, Mia and Carson. Relatives and friends are invited to his VIEWING FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2022, from 6-9 P.M. at THE MONTI-RAGO FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2531-35 SOUTH BROAD STREET. Interment will be private.


Mark Hinkel
 

Yes... Like most people from South Philly, Bobby was quite a character.  I last saw him at the November or was it December ?? Phil-Mont meeting here at Giant in W.G.  Only a bit older than me..  too young to die.
Mark  WA3QVU



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From: Dan n3fcx via groups.io <dan_n3fcx@...>
To: k3pdr@groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jan 23, 2022 12:50 pm
Subject: Re: [k3pdr] Robert "Bobby" Nicoteera KB2ERL now SK

Thank you. I really enjoyed reading about hams that have helped out with the ms150 . De dan N3fcx


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On Sunday, January 23, 2022, 11:05 AM, Mark Hinkel via groups.io <mrhinkel@...> wrote:



-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Sun, Jan 23, 2022 11:03 am
Subject: Robert "Bobby" Nicoteera KB2ERL now SK

Bobby was born and raised in South Philly, but loved Ocean City NJ and practically lived there.  He loved fishing and every year he served the MS-150 "City to Shore" bike ride  --  more than 30 year veteran.  Bobby's South Philly voice will be missed as the net control.

Personally I only play a small part in the MS-150, but this past year there were well over 100 ham operators all playing that "one small part".  (many hands make work light)  Last year we lost the the Berstein's, both Frank (K3FSB) and Denise (KB3ANO) --  they served on the staff cars.  Then late 2020 we lost Kathy Stafford (AB2LF) -- she served in OC and was originally the contact person for ham radio sign-ups.

Please consider joining the group of ham operators who do volunteer work for the Philadelphia MS Society every year in September (2022 dates are the 24th and 25th).  The Cherry Hill "North End" or the start / finish (near Patco Woodcrest station)  jobs include antenna setup, APRS install, staff car driver or passenger (ham comm), and of course the SAG drivers. They consist of multiple sets of two vans that follow each other in tandem -- one for passengers and one for the bikes.  Contact person is Joe DiBartolo (KC2SFB) -- email is Ev Comm <n3mssevcomm@...>

The Phil-Mont club did their September Zoom meeting presentation on the MS-150.  Check it out...

Mark  WA3QVU

Bobby's Obituary;

NICOTERA
ROBERT F; January 10, 2022. Age 70 of Philadelphia, PA and Ocean City, NJ. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa to the late Joseph and Josephine (nee Passanante) Nicotera. He spent his years living between both South Philadelphia and Ocean City, NJ. Robert graduated from Bishop Neumann High School, Class of 1969. Robert spent 6 years enlisted in the United States Navy. He then went on to continue his love of the ocean by serving for 43 years with the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Robert worked with his father in their family-owned business, Joe's Auto Clinic and Son, for which he took over, continuing to be a legacy amongst his South Philly family and friends. Robert was a Ham Radio operator, "KB2ERL", which he utilized to assist with communications for numerous volunteer services, such as the MS 150 cycling event from Philadelphia to Ocean City. He was also a member of the Somers Point Office of Emergency Management and had a strong passion for fishing. Surviving are his children: Kristen (nee Nicotera) Stamato (David) of Riverton, NJ; Robert Nicotera (Kate) of Seaville, NJ; Steven Nicotera of Seaville, NJ; and Caroline (nee Pompetti) Spross (Gary) of Souderton, PA. Also surviving are his seven grandchildren: Lana, Calista, Bobby, Leah, Ava, Mia and Carson. Relatives and friends are invited to his VIEWING FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2022, from 6-9 P.M. at THE MONTI-RAGO FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2531-35 SOUTH BROAD STREET. Interment will be private.