*Obituaries

Former Knight and Carver CEO Sam Brown dies

Sampson A. Brown, 1958-2013 Former Knight & Carver CEO Sam Brown dies   When Sam Brown set out to do something big, he didn’t stop just because the odds were…

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Electronics veteran dies

Yachting industry veteran Billy Hawkins died in Ft. Lauderdale on Sept 2 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. A “big-boat” captain from Newport in the late 1970s, Capt. Hawkins…

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Founder of Ward’s Marine Electric dies

Mr. Ward Eshleman Sr., founder of Ward’s Marine Electric in Ft. Lauderdale, died Feb. 25 while in hospice care. He was one day past 96.5 years in age. Originally from…

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Ft. Lauderdale shipwright John Carlson dies

Shipwright John Carlson died Sept. 12 after a stay in hospice in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 57.   Mr. Carlson had been self-employed as a shipwright and custom carpenter…

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Sailor and designer Ted Hood dies

  Update on Sept. 16, 2013:  The family of sailor and yacht builder Ted Hood hosts a celebration of his life on Sept. 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the…

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Engineer’s drowning an accident

The Alaska state medical examiner’s office has ruled the July death in Sitka’s ANB Harbor of yacht Eng. John W. Schroeder was accidental, likely caused by intoxication. His body was…

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Engineer dies in Sitka

The Australian engineer of the 120-foot M/Y Valkyrie was found dead at the bottom of ANB Harbor in Sitka, Alaska, on Friday, July 12. John W. Schroeder, 33, left Pioneer…

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Roscioli crew Terry Gonzalez dies

Erasmo Terry Gonzalez February 3, 1960 – July 4, 2013 Erasmo Terry Gonzalez was hired by Roscioli Yachting Center, Inc., on December 27, 2000 and worked for nearly thirteen years…

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Raz Marine founder dies

Obituary for Yossi Raz (1937-2013) provided by John Kessler.   Yossef O. Raz was born in 1937 in Old Jerusalem, into a family already residing there for three generations. He left…

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Yacht crew member on MY Iroquois dies

A yacht crew member on M/Y Iroquois apparently committed suicide onboard on Monday in Boston, according to several media sources. The yacht, docked at The Marina at Rowes Wharf in…

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