Linda S. Ferdinand N2YL CHATHAM, NY – Linda S. (McLarnon) Ferdinand, age 63 years, of North Chatham, NY, died May 4, 2010 at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Mass. Born May 11, 1946 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Barbara A. (Turan) McLarnon. Funeral services will take place on Friday, May 7, 2010, at The Medway Congregational Christian Church, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Matthew Marlow officiating. A calling hour will take place at the church from noon to 1:00. Burial will take place in The Medway Christian Cemetery, Climax, NY, following the service. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Gary J. Ferdinand of North Chatham, a son Brian J. Ferdinand of Rensselaer, NY, a daughter Lauren Michelle and husband Jay Ferdinand-Intagliata, of San Jose, CA, a brother Gary J. and wife Peggy McLarnon of Earlton, NY, two grandchildren Evan Ferdinand of Rensselaer, and Jackson Ferdinand-Intagliata of San Jose, CA, her uncle Robert M. Turan of Earlton NY and her niece Colleen McLarnon Wilkinson of Greenville, NY. Prior to her retirement she was a computer systems analyst at I.B.M. in Poughkeepsie, NY, a life member and director of The American Radio Relay League and held the Ham Radio Call Sign of N2YL, as well as being a world expert in Morse code, an avid quilter and a lover of cats. Funeral arrangements under the direction of W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Linda’s memory to Animal Lovers, PO Box 6426, Albany, NY, 12206, telephone number 518-448-5468, or e-mail http://www.animalovers.empireone.net.
The Poughkeepsie club (PARC) used her callsign, N2YL for many years at their Field Day.