(click thumbnail)Harry Larkin has died.
He was a long-time broadcast equipment salesman who opened the Philadelphia branch of RF Specialties in 1992.
According to the company's Web site, Larkin had four decades of broadcast experience; at one time he was vice president of LPB, working in sales, marketing, product design and applications. He also held positions at Belar Electronic Labs and Northeast Broadcast Labs, and he was a ham.
Criss Onan of Broadcast Electronics worked with Larkin at NBL and recalled his warmth and self-deprecation.
"In an industry that sometimes needed them, Harry set very high standards. I always knew that there would be friendly voice at the other end of the phone if I needed it. And, even though he had a home office, someone who would probably be wearing a tie when I called!"
Dave Edmiston of RF Specialties said Larkin died Tuesday. According to an email from Bill Gellhaus to SBE Chapter 18 colleagues, a service will be held Sunday in Richboro, Pa.