Final Passages

David Z. Bailey, 97

November 14, 2018 at 12:00 am

Mystic, Conn. David Bailey, of Mystic, Conn., passed away peacefully in his sleep with family at his side on Nov. 14, 2018, at the age of 97. He was born in New York City to Elvia Z. and Russell T. Bailey. They soon moved from Brooklyn to Greenwich, Conn., whereRead More

David R. Getchell Sr., 89

November 10, 2018 at 10:43 am

Appleton, Maine Dave Getchell, Sr., author, editor and outdoorsman, died as he wished, at home and surrounded by family, Nov. 10, 2018. Over the course of 22 years, he was managing editor and editor of the “Maine Coast Fisherman,” “National Fisherman,” and founding editor of the “Small Boat Journal” andRead More

John F. “Jack” Callahan, 70

October 26, 2018 at 12:00 am

Cranston, R.I. John Francis “Jack” Callahan, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 26, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Anderson, and his daughter, Cristina Callahan. A native of Tabor Academy class of ’65, he attended Holy Cross College and served in the U.S. Coast Guard prior to graduating fromRead More

Louis Anthony Lepry Sr., 89

October 9, 2018 at 12:00 am

East Greenwich, R.I. Louis (Lou) Anthony Lepry, Sr., age 89, died at Brentwood Nursing Home in Warwick, R.I. on Oct. 9, 2018 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joan (O’Connell) Lepry, and five children. Lou was born Jan. 1, 1929 in Apponaug, R.I.,Read More

Donald R. Kidd, Sr., 74

August 17, 2018 at 5:05 pm

Portsmouth, R.I. Donald passed away at home with family and friends at his side on Aug. 17, 2018. He was the husband of Ann (Sullivan) Kidd, his “Honey.” Born on Sept. 14, 1943, in Fall River, Mass., Donald was the son of the late Thomas W. Kidd, Jr. and theRead More

Joseph “Joey” Chomyn, 17

August 11, 2018 at 12:00 am

Isle of Palms, South Carolina Joey Chomyn, the kind and beloved son of June and John J. Chomyn of the Isle of Palms, South Carolina, died Saturday evening, Aug. 11, 2018, in a power boating accident near Limehouse Bridge on the Stono River in Johns Island, South Carolina. His bodyRead More

Geoffrey Hart Spranger, 85

August 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

Middletown, R.I. Geoffrey Hart Spranger passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 2, 2018 at Newport Hospital following a brief illness. The only son of the late Joseph William Spranger and the late Ruth Marie (née Berger) Spranger, Jeff was born in East Providence, R.I. on Nov. 25, 1932. Jeff’s lifelong loveRead More

Henry Marx, 77

June 28, 2018 at 10:39 am

Greenwich, Conn. Capt. Henry E. Marx, Master Mariner and founder of Landfall Navigation, passed away from pneumonia on June 28, 2018 in Greenwich, Conn. He was 77 years old. Henry was born in New York City, to parents Henry and Marguerite Marx and was a graduate of the Lawrenceville School,Read More

Jeff Knowles, 29

June 7, 2018 at 10:45 am

San Francisco, Calif. Jeff Knowles, who was in a kite-boarding accident on San Francisco Bay that kept him underwater for at least 10 minutes, succumbed to his injuries early on June 7, 2018. Jeff grew up sailing at Ida Lewis Yacht Club in Newport, R.I. and competed in regattas aroundRead More

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