My condolances on the passing of your friend. I know how you feel. Almost all of the "old guard" in our local radio club have passed on, except two that became so old and feeble they moved out of state to be close to their childrens families. You'd be surprised how warmly a family appreciates all of "Paw-paw's" radio friends coming to the wake/viewing with their callsign badges displayed.
As an SK announcement is something that is somewhat formal, let's put them in "Clubs and Net Ops" for now. I guess I don't want a dedicated SK forum to sit idle for months at a time. But if this is something the forum at large really wants, then creating such a forum is just a few mouse clicks.
Perhaps when we have 1000 or so members?