[vcf-midatlantic] Tony Scara passed on April 1

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Mon Apr 4 12:43:48 UTC 2022


Christian,

Sorry to hear of his passing. I don't think I have ever met him. It sounds
like he was a true fan of the hobby. It's great to hear stories like this.

Jeff




On Mon, Apr 4, 2022 at 8:28 AM Christian Liendo via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> If you are from NJ and have been to Ham events you may know of Tony
> Scara. He was a computer tech who lived in Piscataway NJ. He was a
> collector and fan of vintage technology.
>
> He worked for Electronic Associates, Inc. (EAI),  he also worked for
> another computer company that I forget right now before joining
> Rutgers University working on computers there.
>
> He had a whole house of machines that slowly dwindled away as people
> bought them. I couldn't believe his collection.
>
> I purchased a number of items from him ( one of the northstar horizon
> in VCF's collection came from him as well as an EAI computer), during
> that time we got to talking and started a friendship.
>
> I brought him to VCF which he enjoyed but he couldn't walk too much
> because he was in his 80s. We stopped and instead I would share photos
> and we would talk about machines back then.
>
> I didn't get to see him much in the last few years because of COVID
> and because he was in his 90s now and so we would talk on the phone.
>
> He didn't get to hang out with us, but he was one of us. He really
> enjoyed talking about old technology.
>
> I know other people have bought from him, I know other people have met
> him. I hope you have as fond memories as I do
>


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