Final Passages

Roland Sawyer Barth, 84

September 12, 2021 at 5:31 pm

Newton, Mass. Educator, sailor and farmer. A product of public elementary school in Miami, Fla., and a one-room schoolhouse in Alna, Maine. He became a teacher, principal, professor, consultant, and author who dedicated his career to improving public education and fostering communities of lifelong learning. He passed away peacefully onRead More

Peter Nolan Gibb, 67

Peter Nolan Gibb, 67

July 25, 2021 at 11:12 am

Amesbury, Mass. Peter was born to George and Elizabeth Gibb. He attended the University of New Hampshire and Middlebury College where he graduated summa cum laude from in ’76 with degrees in Economics and Biology. Peter had a sharp wit, loved music, poetry, animals of all kinds (especially his dogs),Read More

Henry Rich Keene, 96

Henry Rich Keene, 96

July 11, 2021 at 2:17 pm

Falmouth, Mass. Henry Rich Keene, passed away peacefully, on a bright sunny morning, July 11th, with family by his side. He was born at home, in Dedham, Mass., and lived his life there except for his service in the Pacific during World War Two. He loved everything about Dedham andRead More

William Asa Lawrence II, 88

William Asa Lawrence II, 88

June 16, 2021 at 12:00 am

Concord, Massachusetts  William Asa Lawrence II, passed away peacefully on June 16th at Emerson Hospital after two years of failing health. He leaves his devoted wife of almost 64 years, Joany, his daughter, Betsy, his son, Bill and his wife, Bouchra, his son, Ned and four grandchildren, Hadley Brooke, Evelyn,Read More

B. Devereux Barker III, 82

B. Devereux Barker III, 82

June 6, 2021 at 12:00 am

Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass. B. Devereux Barker III, passed away peacefully on June 16. Born in Boston, Dev spent childhood summers in Marblehead, where he discovered his lifelong love of sailing at the Pleon and Eastern Yacht Clubs. After attending Noble and Greenough School, he graduated from Harvard in 1960, and thenRead More

Bruno Bich, 74

Bruno Bich, 74

May 30, 2021 at 10:43 am

Bruno Bich died on May 30, 2021. Son of Marcel Bich, founder of BIC, Bruno devoted́ his entire professional life to the company and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1993-2006, and Chairman of the Board of Directors until 2018. Bruno attended New York University Business School, thenRead More

Rodger Martin, 73

May 14, 2021 at 10:44 am

Rodger Martin passed away May 14, 2021, while awaiting a lung transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Rodger was best known in the yachting world for his diversity of modern yachts. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and spent his youth on the water. As heRead More

William Poole, 98

May 13, 2021 at 10:35 am

Falmouth, Maine William Whipple Poole died May 13, 2021. Bill grew up in Portland, started his studies at Dartmouth College, and joined the U.S. Army in 1943 to serve in the European Theater in the 158th Combat Engineering Unit of Patton’s Third Army. He fought at the Battle of theRead More

Andrew Blaine Burkhardt, 78

Andrew Blaine Burkhardt, 78

May 3, 2021 at 10:42 am

Cranston, R.I. Andrew Blaine Burkhardt, “Andy”, whose news judgment and deft editing helped shape reports in The Providence Journal for decades, died May 3 after a 5-year struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. In his years at the Journal and its one-time sister newspaper, the now-defunct Evening Bulletin, Mr. Burkhardt held severalRead More

Thomas Harrington, 81

Thomas Harrington, 81

April 29, 2021 at 10:37 am

Thomas J. Harrington, the 63rd Commodore of the New York Yacht Club and a champion of its traditions and history, passed away on April 29, 2021. Commodore Harrington led the Club in 2013 and 2014. Commodore Harrington’s passion for sailing started while an officer with the U.S. Marine Corps, whereRead More