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Obituaries

Former large yacht chef, resort owner Joe Cannon dies

Former yacht Chef Joe Cannon passed away in November in Costa Rica. The cause of death was complications from cancer. He was 68. Since 2005, he and his wife, …

Christensen dies at 87

Dave Christensen, who started the shipyard that bears his name after retiring from his first career in construction, died Oct. 15 after a long battle with …

Marine carpenter dies

Master carpenter Mitche Lewis died July 7 after a short illness. He was 67. A frequent guest at Triton Networking events, Mr. Lewis was recognizable with his …

Longtime Florida yacht broker Polly Fulton dies

Longtime Florida yacht broker Paula “Polly” Janssen Fulton died after a long illness on July 27. She was 75. In 1977, Ms. Fulton became one of …

Capt. Laura Tritch dies

Capt. Laura Tritch died April 27 of a rare disease, according to her sister. She had been in a memory care home for about three years at the time of her death. …

Yacht Deckhand Sinead McNamara dies in Greece

Updated report on Sept. 11, 2018: The family of Deckhand Sinead McNamara has hired an attorney to investigate her death on Aug. 31 on M/Y Mayan Queen IV in …

Bradford Marine Bahamas’ yard superintendent Thurber Withey dies

Bradford Marine Bahamas’ yard superintendent Thurber Withey died on Sept. 6. He held the position since March 2009. Previously he held several positions …

Fort Lauderdale charter, Water Taxi captain killed by train

Capt. John Burgess of Fort Lauderdale was found dead after being hit by a train in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Aug. 11. He had a boat charter business and was …

Capt. Mike “Iowa Mike” Bryan dies

By Dorie Cox Iowa-born Capt. Mike Bryan died on Aug. 2 of cardiac arrest in Fort Lauderdale. He was 53. His yacht work included M/Y Lady Columbo in the late …

Crew remember Deckhand Lewis Burke

By Dorie Cox British Deckhand Lewis Raymond Burke, known to many of his friends as Burko, died on June 1. His family has declined to disclose details of his …

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