Thomas G. Mott Sr. W2DRZ

Thomas G. Mott Sr., 81, of Frewsburg, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 15, 2020) at Heritage Park Health Care Center.

He was born Oct. 2, 1938, in Bradford, Pa., the youngest of five children of Arthur and Mary Pearl Underwood Mott.

Tom was a 1957 graduate of Bradford Senior High.

He worked for Bovaird & Seyfang Co. from 1957 until he was drafted into the Army in 1961.

Upon completion of boot camp and training he was a computer programmer in the Surgeon General’s Office in Washington D.C., until November 1963.

He was an electronic technician in Cuba, N.Y., and Bath, N.Y., until 1970.

In 1970, he and Russell Pillsbury started RAMCO Communications, a Motorola Service Station, installing and maintaining commercial two-way radio equipment. In 1975, he became the sole proprietor until 1990 when his son became part of the company. Tom retired in 1995.

He was a licensed active amateur radio operator since the 1950s, under the call sign, W2DRZ. He enjoyed talking to other “HAMS” around the world.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Kathleen Courteau Mott, whom he married Feb. 9, 1963 in St. Bernard Church in Bradford, Pa.; his son, Thomas (Andrea) Mott Jr. of Frewsburg; a granddaughter, Samantha Mott of Frewsburg; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; two sisters; and two brothers.

No visitation or services will be observed.

The family would like to thank the staff of Heritage Park for their compassionate care given to Tom.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

The Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg is handling arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to Tom’s family at petersonfh.net.