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Memorial service celebration to be held in honor of Capt. Rob Ferneding May 29

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A memorial service celebration for Capt. Rob Ferneding will be held Sunday, May 29 at the Boatyard restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale from 6 to 8 p.m.  

Ferdeding passed away unexpectedly on May 20 at his home in Coral Gables.

The Boatyard is located at 1555 SE 17th Street, Ft. Lauderdale 33316 and was formerly known as the Bimini Boatyard.

The Ft. Lauderdale-based captain was born on Oct. 19, 1962, was a well-known and respected captain in the yachting industry worldwide. He obtained his 3000-ton Master’s license and lived an active life. He was an avid cyclist who was dedicated to his training for the Ironman. He loved being around family and friends, and especially loved spending time with his girlfriend Alicia.

Ferneding had just returned from a bicycle ride on the afternoon of May 20 before he died. The exact cause of death has not been determined yet, but it is expected to be from natural causes

Capt. Rob Ferneding

Capt. Rob Ferneding

The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Fred Hunters Funeral Home, at 2401 S. University Dr. in Davie, Florida, 33324. A reception will follow at at 8835 Southern Orchard Rd., Davie, Florida, 33328.

The family has also asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the memorial service and cremation at www.youcaring.com/rob-ferneding-and-the-multiple-sclerosis-society-575905. Any remaining funds after funeral expenses will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

To inquire for more details about the gathering on May 29, email John Cichanowicz at jcichanowicz@me.com

Suzette Cook is editor of The Triton.You can reach her at suzette@the-triton.com

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