Obituaries

Charter broker dies

Elizabeth Candler “Candy” Isdale of Narragansett passed away peacefully at her home on July 3 after a fight against multiple myeloma. She was 70 years old. Ms. Isdale was president…

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Yachting legend Paul “Whale” Weakley dies

Round-the-world sailor and yacht captain Paul Weakley, known throughout the industry simply as Whale, died yesterday (Thursday, June 11) from complications related to cancer. He was 72. “I first met…

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Capt. Dick Betts dies in Ft. Lauderdale

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Capt. Richard J. S. “Dick” Betts died on April 23 in Ft. Lauderdale of a heart attack. He was 79. Capt. Betts started in yachting in the late 1970s on…

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Engineer dies in hit-and-run

Chief Eng. Maurice White was killed in a hit-and-run accident while riding his bicycle in Ft. Lauderdale in early March. He was 46. Mr. White was riding his bike about…

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Capt. Mark Price dies in Ft. Lauderdale

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Celebration of Life for Capt. Mark Price Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Capt. Mark Price on June 13 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Ft.…

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Builder Ted Irwin dies

Yacht designer and builder Ted Irwin died in early February after battling blood cancer. He was 74. Mr. Irwin began building boats as a child in the Tampa Bay area.…

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Former yacht chef dies at home

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Former yacht Chef Lacey Rico died suddenly at her home on Jan. 20 in Hillsboro Beach, Fla. She was 47 years old. The official cause of her death is pancreatic…

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Yacht engineer dies

The second engineer on a 180-foot (55m) charter yacht in St. Maarten died in his sleep Sunday of a suspected heart attack. He was in his mid-30s. Second Eng. Marin…

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Two die in Virgin Gorda boating accident; captain in critical condition

Posted Jan. 24, 2015 Two people who have worked as yacht crew died in a boating accident near Virgin Gorda in the pre-dawn hours of Jan. 24, and their captain…

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Gary Hays, foreman at Derecktor Shipyard, dies

A funeral is scheduled for today at 3 p.m. at Calvary Chapel (2401 W. Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale 33309), and Derecktor will close at 2 p.m. so employees and…

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