Well-known former QSL manager for DX stations and a past manager of the W3 QSL Bureau Mary Ann Crider, WA3HUP, of Duncannon, Pennsylvania, has died after a period of failing health. An ARRL member, she was 91 and had been living in a nursing home for the past few years.
DX chasers from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s likely received DX QSL cards from stations for which she handled QSLing chores. Among other DX stations, Crider served as the QSL manager for JY1, King Hussein of Jordan, and she made several trips to Jordan to visit him.
She was licensed as a Novice in 1967 while she was in the US Air Force. Her late husband was W3GE (ex-W3HTO). Crider also was on the DXCC Honor Roll. A service is set for Saturday, March 19. — Thanks to Glenn Kurzenknabe, K3SWZ, and to The Daily DX