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Rene Stiegler - K4EDX - SK (February 5, 2018)

Tuesday, February 5, 2018

Hello All,

This is an email I thought I would never have to send out. I am so saddened as well as shocked by this news.

It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart to learn of the passing of Rene Stiegler, K4EDX. Rene passed away Monday, February 5, 2018. I'm not sure of the details, I will pass them along as I find out.

Rene was Net Manager for MMSN for well over 25 years. He was recognized by the United States Coast Guard for his work during Hurricane Katrina.

When I have more details, I will pass them along to you. For now, please keep the family and friends of Rene in your thoughts and prayers.

Rene was a good friend who was so committed to this network as our manager. He is going to be sorely missed for sure.

Jeff Savasta, KB4JKL
Assistant Net Manager
Maritime Mobile Service Network

Tuesday, February 5, 2018

I am terribly saddened to hear of Rene’s passing. I learned this morning from his son Ray and then passed the news to Jeff, KB4JKL.

I had the pleasure of knowing Rene for nearly 20 years. He was a great manager to work with. He was very fair with people and extremely patient. Rene and his wife had just bought and moved into a nice home on Mobile Bay just before Christmas. It was to be there home to retire and relax.

Rene had many friends in amateur radio as well as the corporate world and will be sorely missed. To all his family and friends, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

With deepest sympathy,
Bobby Graves KB5HAV
Maritime Mobile Service Network

The following was found on various websites.

Rene Albert Stiegler, III was born in New Orleans, LA and lived a blessed life, finding roots in Mobile, AL. He unexpectedly, but peacefully passed away in his home on Mon Luis Island on Monday, February 5, 2018. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Kinta and Rene Stiegler, Jr., and is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Susan Pawlowski Stiegler; children Rene"Ray" (Rebecca) Stiegler, IV of Palm Bay, FL, Brandice (Joe) Griffin of Orange Beach, AL, Jason Stiegler of Los Angeles, CA, Jonathan Stiegler of Mobile, AL, and his four siblings: Gary (Kimberly) Stiegler, Kim (Lisa) Stiegler, Kinta (Jackie) Godwin, Karen (George) Lupton, as well as six grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, his beloved father-in-law Alfred Pawlowski, and countless friends and loved ones. At a young age, Rene began his career as a radio-personality, then became a broadcasting engineer for regional television and radio, both of which were life-long passions. Later in life, his entrepreneurial spirit led him down paths in technology and engineering, where he became Founder and President of ShipCom and WLO radio. Rene was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and received commendation from the U.S. Coast Guard for his assistance during Hurricane Katrina. He was a ham radio enthusiast, Morse operator and Net Manager for the "Maritime Mobile Service Net," call-sign "K4EDX". He found joy in playing music, socializing with family and friends, boating and fishing, relaxing on the water and caring for his dogs. A Memorial Mass and Celebration of Rene's Life will be held Saturday, February 10th at St. Rose of Lima Church, Coden, AL, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am and services at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Alabama Kidney Foundation.