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Rob Craik

Robert Craik
1930-2018

Robert B Craik (Rob) went to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family. Rob was a career military man who retired from the Army in 1970. He then worked for Northrup Aircraft, and RF Parts. He moved his wife Jeanne to Valley Center and Vista to help accommodate for her Multiple Sclerosis. He has been a Vista resident for over 30 years. He was an avid amateur radio operator and cigar aficionado.

Rob was a member of the AFFC and served as the operations officer for the organization for many years.  He ran the 20-meter net on Saturdays, and was almost always on the air with the group each and every day.  He’ll be remembered for his unflappable spirit, his greetings from “sunny, wistful Vista”, and his hot-sports-opinions on everything from local activities and the San Diego Padres to national politics.

Rob was preceded in death by his wife Jeanne and son Robert, and is survived by sons Roy of Seattle, WA, and Paul of Carson City, NV, and daughter Tracey of Long Beach, CA.

He will be sorely missed.

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  1. Rob was a good friend who I talked with every morning both on the Flyers net and after the net on 2 meters and sometimes on the phone. He will be greatly missed.
    WA6LJS

  2. Rob will be missed by many people i am sure.
    I have been talking with him as well as Carl (N6DOM)
    and Jon (WA6LJS) on 20 meters and on 17 meters for
    several years. I already miss his voice.
    I will never forget how kind he was.
    My antenna tuner quit on me and Rob told me that he had one
    that he no longer needed. He sent it to me before i even sent him
    the money for it. I still use Rob’s tuner till this day.
    we had many good talks about his time as a radio man in the Air Force
    and he knew his electronics quite well too!
    God Bless you Rob, Vince, KJ4QVJ.

  3. Rob was always ready to support his San Diego Padres, and would keep us on the Net up on the military goings on in the San Diego area. His function as Net Ops Officer,via terse comments, kept us on our toes. WA6GYG will be missed from our daily net. 73 Rob

  4. Rob gave encouragement to all who spoke to him. He will surely be missed by all who were privileged to meet him on the air via ham radio. My condolences to his family.

    Don Guthals, K0ZNC

  5. Rob was a real hero. Met him here on the Flyers Club. He met problems right head on and called them the way he thought. My kind of man !!!!! He will be missed greatly and I ask God to take care of his family.We will meet you soon Rob. Boyd Van Horn Commander AFFC.

  6. Thank you all for the kind comments about my father. He was proud of being a member of this group and he spoke about each of you and I actually have only met Carl. I wanted to thank you all for the wonderful sacrifice of your time in the service of this nation. Dad was proud to know each of you.

  7. HOORAA OUR WEST POINT ! GREATLY ENJOYED AND VALUE MY QSOs WITH ROB ON OUR USAF FLYERS CLUB/NET !!

    RECALL HAS SOUNDED

    DUTY HONOR USA

    SGT JW

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