Bernard Austin Munsey

June 1, 1923September 18, 2013

Bernard Austin Munsey, lovingly known as “Bernie” age 90 of Jacksonville, FL passed away peacefully on September 18, 2013. Bernard was born on June 1, 1923 in North Hampton, Massachusetts and moved to the Lake Worth area in 1920's and resided there until the 1970’s, when he moved to the Jacksonville area with his family. Bernard served in the US NAVY during WWII and received 3 Bronze Stars and retired from the Navy on June 1, 1983. He was an active Ham Radio Operator and his handle was N4GBY. He leaves behind to cherish his memory a loving & devoted wife of 62 years, Betty Munsey of Jacksonville, FL; a daughter, Lynda Munsey of Jacksonville, FL; three granddaughters, Taira Wilds and her husband, Doug of Fleming Island, FL, Leigh Ann Lunsford and her husband, John of Fleming Island, FL and Tracey Scholl of Indiana; his sister, Joy Hansen of Fort Pierce, FL and four great grandchildren, Ansleigh, Evan, Hanna & Gracey. Family and friends will gather and pay respects on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the Mizell-Faville-Zern Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 6411 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33405. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2PM, Sunday, September 22, 2013 in the Chapel of Mizell-Faville-Zern Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Rev. David Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park, West Palm Beach, FL with the United States Navy presenting Military Honors to the Family.


  • Family and Friends will gather and pay respects at Sunday, September 22, 2013
  • A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Sunday, September 22, 2013

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Steve Barber

September 26, 2013

Bernie is a great guy that will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. I am grateful to have him as a friend. I met Bernie through photography and his business “Photo Reproductions” at 1410 San Marco. Some of my fondest memories are seeing Bernie, Betty, Abe and their little four legged child. As we were both in the photography business, we had a lot in common. It wasn't long before I introduced Bernie to ham radio. In no time he had a 100' tower with antennas on the roof of his business and was talking all over the world. His location was magic as he had best signal on HF in Jacksonville. Bernie decided to sell the business and he and Betty took to the road in their motor home. I think they went just about everywhere in the US and Bernie took his ham radio with him. For years he was the Network Control Station for the RV network. There were hundreds of hams in RVs all over the country that talked on the RV net almost every day. I could always find Bernie as just about all the hams that had RVs knew where he was 95% of the time. Most of the time you could just call him directly. Bernie was very kind and helped out a lot of people. He is a person of principal. He fought and served his country so that many including myself can live in a free country. Bernie was issued the radio call sign (N4GBY) selected by the FCC. He would always end a radio conversation with the special phonetics in his call sign: “God Bless You”. Thank you for everything Bernie and “God Bless You”.

Fred Roberts (wd4jwr)

September 21, 2013

It has been a great joy and pleasure to have been good friends with Bernie and Betty for many years.You will be missed. Rest in peace.

Pam Sells Schwarz

September 20, 2013

It has been many years, but I remember your Dad and Mom from our High School days.
I was so sorry to see your Dad's passing
I will see you Sunday.
Pam Sells Schwarz