Obituary for Richard Darling (AH7G).

Richard Darling (AH7G), a longtime member of the Big Island Amateur Radio Club and recipient of the 2016 International Humanitarian Award for work done for the Federated States of Micronesia, died on 19 August 2020.

Richard’s obituary was published in the 01 September 2020 edition of the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald.”

Here’s the official notice from Dodo Mortuary in Hilo:

Richard “Dick” Shelley Darling of Keaau, Hawaii | 1933 – 2020 | Obituary

Richard “Dick” Shelley Darling

November 30, 1933 – August 19, 2020

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Richard “Dick” Shelley Darling, 86, of Keaau, died on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at home. He was born on November 30, 1933 in Binghamton, New York. He was a retired electronics technician for I.B.M., a U.S. Army veteran, and member of the Hilo United Methodist Church. He was also a Ham Radio Operator for 67 years with the call sign AH7G and was a recipient of the 2016 International Humanitarian Award for his work done for the Federated States of Micronesia. Memorial Service at a later date. Survived by, wife, Barbara Darling of Keaau; daughter, Barbara (Steve) Naslund of Salinas, California; son, Richard (Ria) Darling of Stafford, Virginia; step-daughter, Judith Delbene of Lake City, Florida; step-sons, Michael Robbins of Dennison, Texas and David Robbins of Peru, Massachusetts; brother, Kenneth Darling of Minnesota; sister-in-law, Nancy Darling of Jacksonville, Florida; grandson, Richard Darling of Reno, Nevada; hanai family & church (Hilo U.M.C.) family and Micronesian family; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by, parents, James & Mildred Darling and brother, Lewis Darling.


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Richard will be missed by all of us on Hawaii Island.  Our deepest sympathy from Janice and myself to Barbara and her family.

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section