- The Washington Times - Monday, June 27, 2005

Jeffrey M. “Bix” Bixby, an award-winning telecommunications engineer and consultant, died of cancer June 25 at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. He was 61.

Mr. Bixby, who lived in Lykens, Pa., at the time of his death, previously had been a resident of Arlington, and of Scottsbluff, Neb.

He worked as a consulting engineer in broadcast and telecommunications for firms such as John H. Mullaney & Associates, Collins Broadcast Products Group, Rockwell International, A.D. Ring and Associates, and Moffet, Larson and Johnson. He also was senior director of engineering for Tracy Corp. and a senior technical consultant for Denny & Associates.

Most recently, he was president of BixTech LLC, his engineering consulting firm in Lykens.

Mr. Bixby recently was awarded the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters’ Broadcast Tube Plaque to honor his many years of service and contributions to the advancement of broadcast engineering in Pennsylvania.

He built or repaired many complex broadcast antenna systems, including those of flagship radio stations such as KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh, WGBS-AM in Miami, WIND-AM in Chicago, WINS-AM in New York and WBT in Charlotte, N.C.

Mr. Bixby was a 1970 graduate of Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa. He served a tour of duty in the Navy and was an amateur radio operator.

He is survived by his wife, Paula J. McDaniels of Lykens, and his sister, Lynda Sierra of Miami.

contributions may be made to the St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Building Fund, 1289 S. Cross Road, Lykens, Pa. 17048

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