Final Passages

John R. Ulanowski, 80

September 18, 2019 at 12:50 pm

Plymouth, Mass. John Richard Ulanowski was born in Boston on May 29, 1939, the son of John Ulanowski and Nellie Shereika. His father was a machinist at the Fore River Shipyard, and his mother a homemaker. When the family moved to Marshfield, Mass., boats and boating became father and son’sRead More

Sandra G. Tartaglino, 60

August 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

Tiverton, R.I. Sandra Gayle Tartaglino, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, died suddenly in a tragic boating accident on Narragansett Bay Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of John and Paula (Tracy) Tartaglino of Tiverton. Sandra was a graduate of Taunton High School (’76) and then earnedRead More

Robert Munro Clarke, 86

July 24, 2019 at 2:50 pm

New Bern, N.C. Robert Munro Clarke (Bob) was the son of Betty and Fred Clarke, Sr. of Jamestown, R.I. Bob was born in Arlington, Mass., in 1933 and grew up in Jamestown where his ancestors were among those who bought Conanicut Island from the Narragansett Indians. He graduated from TaborRead More

Joseph P. Reis, 63

July 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

Stonington, Conn. Joseph P. Reis, 63, of Stonington, Conn., formerly of Pawtucket, R.I., passed away on July 20, 2019 with his family by his side after a six-year battle with multiple myeloma. Joe was born in Providence, R.I., and was the son of Joseph C. Reis and Gloria P. Reis.Read More

Paul Pollard Johnson, Jr., 75

July 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Paul (“Peter”) Pollard Johnson, Jr. of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 75, passed away on July 13, with family by his side. Paul was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in Saunderstown, R.I., where he developed a deep appreciation for, and a love of, the ocean. AnRead More

Samuel Manning, 89

July 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

Camden, Maine Samuel Manning, marine illustrator, builder, craftsman, teacher, harmonica player, sailor and oarsman, cast off and died gracefully at his home in Camden, Maine, on July 9, 2019. The town clock rang at the moment of his passing, welcoming him in his transition to his next great adventure. SamRead More

Jeremy “Mac” P. McGeary, 71

July 8, 2019 at 11:52 am

Farnham, Va. Jeremy McGeary, previously of Newport, Rhode Island, died July 8, 2019, at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. The cause of death was metastatic melanoma. Born in Weymouth, England, he began his career as a charter skipper and yacht designer, and became an award-winning marine writer and editor.Read More

Richard S. McCurdy, 78

July 5, 2019 at 2:55 pm

Bethany, Conn. Dick McCurdy, a marine electronics legend who was the driving force behind Ockam Instruments for almost 40 years, passed away quietly on July 5 at his home in Bethany, Conn. After graduating from MIT and working for Kenyon Marine for many years, Dick became one of the firstRead More

Richard S. McCurdy, 78

July 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

Bethany, Conn. Dick McCurdy, a marine electronics legend who was the driving force behind Ockam Instruments for almost 40 years, passed away quietly on July 5 at his home in Bethany, Conn. After graduating from MIT and working for Kenyon Marine for many years, Dick became one of the firstRead More

Llewellyn Howland III, 81

June 21, 2019 at 2:51 pm

Wenham, Mass. Llewellyn Howland III of Boston and Wenham, Mass., died in his sleep at home on Friday, June 21. The cause was lung cancer. Born Aug. 21, 1937, Louie grew up in South Dartmouth, Mass., and was an ardent sailor and yachting skipper in his youth. He graduated fromRead More