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Former Bradford Marine dockmaster dies


In memory of Carlan Goslee Sargent
Aug. 13, 1943 – Oct. 23, 2015

Carlan Goslee Sargent, 72, of Lighthouse Point, Fla. died at home on Oct. 23. Known as Lon and Sarge, Mr. Sargent was dockmaster at Bradford Marine in Ft. Lauderdale from 1977 to 1999.

Mr. Sargent was born in New Haven, Conn., attended Nasson College in Maine and was married to Pamela Hogarth Sargent. He was a member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Pompano and served on the recreation board for the City of Lighthouse Point coaching baseball and basketball for the youth sports programs.

In memory of Carlan Goslee Sargent August 13, 1943 - October 23, 2015

In memory of Carlan Goslee Sargent
August 13, 1943 – October 23, 2015

He is survived by sons, Samuel Sargent of Boston and Benjamin Sargent of Tallahassee, Fla.; two brothers, Henry Sargent and wife Barbara of Gilford, N.H and Mr. Paul Sargent and wife Bonnie of Hamden, Conn. as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial visitation will be held at Kraeer Funeral Home, 1129 E. Sample Rd., Pompano Beach Fla. on Fri., Oct. 29 from 5-7 p.m. A memorial service will be held at St. Martin’s in the Fields Episcopal Church in Pompano Beach on Sat., Oct. 30 at 10 a.m.

Donations in Mr. Sargent’s honor may be made to the City of Lighthouse Point Recreation Department (please specify that the donation is being made in honor of Lon Sargent).

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12 thoughts on “Former Bradford Marine dockmaster dies

  1. Bill Moran

    Lon was always great to be around. He always had a bright out look and quick wit. Although I have not seen Lon in many years I have many fond memories of our times in Connecticut. My prayers to Pam and family, he was a good man.

  2. Joe Purtell

    The memories of Sarge are very warm as he had a very warm personality and always had a moment for you! May he RIP!

  3. Kristy Fox

    So sad!
    Such a friend to everyone!
    He was always so kind to me, too. When he was the Dockmaster at Bradfords’, I would walk into the shipyard and Sarge would point out the boats to me that needed some day work on – and off I would go…. He will be missed!

  4. Michael Joyce

    Lon Sargent, sad to read that name in an obituary piece. Bradford was like my second home when I moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1978. It was THE company with THE best people. Lon was so special. Nick Stanley, Jimmy Smallwood, Jim Milton, you talk about a great team, it was always fun to be there. That was a great time to be in the yachting business, everyone had time for each other. Glad I got to experience it. When I get to heaven I assume Lon will have the perfect “slip” picked out for me!!

  5. Richard George

    Sarge was the first face I would see when bringing a boat into Bradford’s and I always felt welcome. He was an institution in is own right and will be missed. He was always helpful for whatever was needed.

  6. Matthew Inglis

    As mentioned prior you were the front man for Bradfords I was always treated as a friend first. We then became friends and you were always able to give me insight and great support. Making my responsibilities as a Captain far easier Thank you Dear Lon we will always miss you.

  7. Charles Blickle

    Lon was a great guy. Always took great care of anything I ever needed at the yard. He also took great care of my clients that kept their boats there. He never said no. RIP Lon.

  8. Kevin Kerwin

    Sorry to hear about Sarge’s passing. We did some fun special projects together, and he was always available and in a good mood. RIP, Sarge.

  9. Ken Dobson

    Lon was the first person I met at Bradfords when I started in yachting we had a lot in common age,children, New England and I worked for one of his relatives great guy. I was just thinking about him yesterday saw a license plate that read LONI
    wondering how he was doing RIP My friend

  10. Ben Sargent

    Sarge is my father. I remember someone at the funeral telling me about the article that might be posted. I was very young when my dad worked at Bradford but even I remember going down to the boatyard and riding around on the golf cart with him looking at all the boats. he was always happiest when he was on the water or with his family. Thank you all for your kind words.


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