Clancy Funeral Home

Stephen J. Powlishen Stephen J. Powlishen
(Died July 28, 2012)

Stephen Powlishen, 60, of Madison,CT, the husband of Lori (Cowan) Powlishen died on July 28, 2012 at CT Hospice after a struggle with cancer. Steve grew up on Oak Street, East Hartford. He was the son of the late Steve and Olga Powlishen. He graduated from WPI in 1974 with a degree in electrical engineering and worked for Hamilton Standard, Leybold-Heraeus, and Anderson Labs. Steve joined Hewlett Packard’s computer sales organization in 1982 calling on the scientific and engineering customers. Steve was an avid Amateur Radio Operator for more than 40 years, most recently holding the call sign K1FO. He was a life member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). Steve’s passion for radio was shared through his frequent contributions to numerous publications and conferences. His antenna designs and high power amplifiers are in use by hams worldwide. In 1994 he founded Lunar Link Systems devoting his efforts to the design and production of high quality RF amplifiers. Using antennas and amplifiers he designed and built himself, Steve communicated with hundreds of other amateur stations by bouncing signals off the moon (EME). He is survived by his wife Lori and his sister Stephanie and brother – in – law James Burr of Grand Rapids, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Madison Ambulance, 35 Bradley Road, Madison, CT, 06443, Charlies Closet, 310 State Street #200, Guilford, CT, 06437 or the American Radio Relay League (AARL), 225 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111. Services will be announced at a later date.