The death has been announced of Tommy Hughes GM3EDZ, a very well known and influential member of the Amateur Radio community in Central Scotland.
Tommy died at the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Glasgow on 23rd December 2015 at the age of 88.
An obituary in The Herald and Evening Times newspapers read:-
HUGHES — THOMAS PATRICK (GM3EDZ) at The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on 23rd December 2015, peacefully and surrounded by family after 88 wonderful years. Much loved and loving husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa. Greatly missed by all 73’s Tom. Reception and vigil at Church of Our Lady and St George, G52 2QE on Wednesday, 6th January 2016 at 6.30pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday, 7th at 9.30am, thereafter Craigton Crematorium at 10.30am. No flowers, thank you.
Les Hamilton GM3ITN commented on the obituary:-
“So sad to here of your passing Tommy seems like yesterday when we first met 70 years ago. I will always remember the happy times together.
Best DX to the land of the big antennas
your old Pal Les Hamilton GM3ITN”
And Graham Knight GM8FFX also commented:-
“I am very sorry to hear of Tommy’s death.
He was a leading light in the Radio and TV trade and a former President of The SRRA ( The electrical retailers Association).
I also knew Tommy as a fellow amateur radio enthusiast and again he played a leading part in organising events and exhibitions in connection with the hobby.
My condolences go to May and all the members of Tommy’s family.
Graham Knight GM8FFX”