It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our friend and club member, Tim Cox, WA0PTC. He passed away due to cardiac and respiratory issues at Huntington Memorial Hospital on May 20.
Tim ’s career in the medical field began at the School of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. For the past twelve years he worked with Dr. Tony Ngoc T. Nguyen as an echocardiographer performing cardiac stress tests and echocardiograms. He also worked part-time as a Consulting Physiologist at Harbor-UCLA. Tim is remembered not only for his knowledge, experience and clinical and technical expertise, but his extraordinary ability to help patients feel comfortable and at ease.
Tim was accomplished in many fields including music, math, physics, astronomy, and amateur radio. He enjoyed fishing and being with his little dog Gypsy. In 2015, Tim was instrumental in helping Bob Vanderwall, WB6YJJ revive the South Pasadena Amateur Radio Club, which had been dormant for some time. Many current SPARC members recall that Tim was the first person to greet them at a meeting and make them feel welcome. He was eager to share his vast knowledge of radio with new hams and encouraged others to learn and use Morse code. At club meetings, he urged everyone to “just get on the air and operate!” He will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Tim to any of the following:
• Huntington Memorial Hospital / Critical Care Giving
In the “Designation” field, chose “Other” then enter “Critical Care.”
Write “Tim Cox” in the “Tribute Information” section below.
• Adventist Health White Memorial Medical Center / Cardiology
Designation – “Tim Cox Memorial Fund”
• South Pasadena Amateur Radio Club
• Any animal rescue organization of your choice
A celebration of Tim’s life will be held on Saturday July 13, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall
1175 S. San Gabriel Blvd.
San Marino, California, 91108
This post incorporates information from an obituary written by Tim’s family.