Don Wilbanks posted the following in the Facebook Amateur Radio Newsline group this morning. Bill has been ill for a very long time and in and out of the hospital for much of the last year or so. SCARS sends its condolences to his bride and entire family.
A dear friend has left us after a long struggle with his health. Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, as our mutual friend Beau Weaver, W6KHJ so eloquently says, has taken his light into another room. Bill touched lives all over the world through amateur radio. He was like a big brother, an uncle to me. He was my mentor. He was my friend. Rest my friend. I’ll see you again one day.