Final Passages

Russell Frederick “Bud” Geisser

June 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

East Providence, R.I. Russell Frederick “Bud” Geisser, PE (Ret.), died with his loving family by his side on June 2, 2018. He was born to George J. Geisser, Sr., and Madelyn (Grady) Geisser on November 11, 1923, in East Providence, and was predeceased by his beloved wife Barbara Ann (Hockman)Read More

Bjorn Johnson, 62

May 16, 2018 at 12:00 am

Newport, R.I. Bjorn Johnson, a consummate Corinthian Yachtsman who gave generously and tirelessly of his time and knowledge to the sport of sailing, crossed the bar on May 16 in Newport, R.I. Bjorn was a proud member of the Cruising Club of America, New York Yacht Club, Storm Trysail Club,Read More

William J. (Bill) Larson, 75

May 12, 2018 at 12:00 am

Newport, R.I. Bill died on May 12, 2018. He was born in Bellport, L.I. to Anders Peter and Florence Mary Dyer Larson, and was raised in New York City. Bill graduated from the Trinity School in New York City. He attended Randolph Macon University and graduated from American University withRead More

Albert J. Girard, 91

May 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

East Providence, R.I. Albert passed away on May 3, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Providence to Anna M. (Donovan) and Albert Girard. Albert served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the latter part of World War II, and afterwards was employed by Grinnell Fire ProtectionRead More

Harold “Hatch” Brown Jr., 86

April 11, 2018 at 12:00 am

Winthrop, Mass. Hatch passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving children, on April 11, 2018. He was 86 years old. Hatch was a devoted husband, father and world-class sailor, coach and mentor to tens of thousands of beginning and elite sailors throughout his long, distinguished career. Hatch was born atRead More

Harold Edward Tucker, 91

March 31, 2018 at 12:00 am

Bristol, R.I. Harold passed away on March 31, 2018 after a brief illness. Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late William Atwell Tucker and Jennie (Rapperger) Tucker. He leaves behind his beloved companion, Hilda LaChance of Swansea, Mass.; his son, Brian Tucker of Bristol and his daughter,Read More

James L. “Jim” Lubeck, 87

February 15, 2018 at 12:00 am

Fairfield, Conn. Jim Lubeck died on Thursday, Feb. 15, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. A proud Wisconsin native, Jim’s successful 40-plus-year sales career with the E.I. Du Pont De Nemours Company brought him to California where he met and married his wife, Myra (Stead) Lubeck, with whom he sharedRead More

James L. “Jim” Lubeck, 87

February 15, 2018 at 12:00 am

Fairfield, Conn. Jim Lubeck died on Thursday, Feb. 15, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. A proud Wisconsin native, Jim’s successful 40-plus-year sales career with the E.I. Du Pont De Nemours Company brought him to California where he met and married his wife, Myra (Stead) Lubeck, with whom he sharedRead More

Eric Victor Pearson, 67

January 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

Jamestown, R.I. Eric Pearson passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 27. He was born in Bristol, R.I., to the late Albert and Muriel (Chace) Pearson of Weston, Mass. Eric was employed with Brown and Sharpe (North Kingstown, R.I.) as a toolmaker for 10 years until its closing. He then workedRead More

Eric Victor Pearson, 67

January 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

Jamestown, R.I. Eric Pearson passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 27. He was born in Bristol, R.I., to the late Albert and Muriel (Chace) Pearson of Weston, Mass. Eric was employed with Brown and Sharpe (North Kingstown, R.I.) as a toolmaker for 10 years until its closing. He then workedRead More