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CIHA, Thomas

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CIHA, Thomas

Posted: 1175485870000
Classification: Obituary
The Green Bay Press Gazette, Green Bay, WI, April 01, 2007

Thomas Ciha, KB9EWK, 56, Brussels, passed away after a lengthy illness Friday evening, March 30, 2007, at a local nursing home. Born March 4, 1951, in Green Bay, he is the son of the late Sylvester "Buck" and Dorothy (Rienow) Ciha. Tom was a graduate of East High School, Class of '69 and attended NWTC. He was an avid Ham Radio enthusiast. Tom was known by other operators around the world and received various awards in his radio career. Tom was a skilled craftsman, especially with woodworking and jewelry. He was a collector of rare rocks. For the last ten years, he has been self-employed at Uncle Tom's Corner in Brussels. Tom was a member of the Door County Amateur Radio Club, the Green Bay Geology Club and the Green Bay Mike and Key Club.

He is survived by two brothers, Randy and Paul Ciha, Green Bay; one brother-in-law, Steve Christiansen, Green Bay; an aunt, Ruth Rademaker; niece, Emily Ciha; nephew, Mitch Christiansen; and special niece, Kelly (Maloney) and Jason Hartl; and cousins. Tom will be sincerely missed by many friends whose lives he touched.

Preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Kathy Christiansen.

Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird Street, Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorial service Wednesday 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor David Hatch officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Tom's name.

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