Final Passages

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

Warren Miller, 93

January 24, 2018 at 12:00 am

Orcas Island, Wa. Warren Miller, the legendary outdoor filmmaker who for decades made homages to downhill skiing that he narrated with his own humorous style, died Jan. 24. A World War II veteran, ski racer, surfer and sailor, Miller produced more than 500 action films about a variety of outdoorRead More

Alan Howard Anderson, 79

January 17, 2018 at 12:00 am

Narragansett, R.I. Captain Alan Anderson, husband of Daryl Anne (Schmid) Anderson, passed away on Jan. 17. He was born in Fords, New Jersey on Sept. 27, 1938. He was the son of the late Arthur and Isabelle Anderson. He captained the sportfishing charter boat, Prowler, out of Point Judith, R.I.,Read More

David Walters, 75

January 17, 2018 at 12:00 am

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. David Walters passed away Jan. 17. His impact on the marine industry was profound, and will endure for many years to come. He was the founder of David Walters Yachts, designer and builder of the Cambria series of popular cruising yachts, and co-founder of Shannon Yachts. ForRead More

Virginia “Ginny” Gray, 85

January 5, 2018 at 12:00 am

Hingham, Mass. Ginny passed away on Jan. 5. She grew up between Boston and Cohasset before settling in Hingham, where she contributed mightily during her long life. In 1971, with her husband and fellow Hingham residents, she founded the Lincoln Sailing Center (now Hingham Maritime Center), where she served forRead More

Skip Sheldon, 87

December 29, 2017 at 12:00 am

Shelburne, Vt. Dr. Huntington “Skip” Sheldon passed away on Friday, Dec. 29. Skip’s medical career spanned four decades and was distinguished by his work in research and teaching. Skip also lived a long and diverse sailing life, accomplishing much in both racing and cruising. He got his start in sailingRead More

Skip Sheldon, 87

December 29, 2017 at 12:00 am

Shelburne, Vt. Dr. Huntington “Skip” Sheldon passed away on Friday, Dec. 29. Skip’s medical career spanned four decades and was distinguished by his work in research and teaching. Skip also lived a long and diverse sailing life, accomplishing much in both racing and cruising. He got his start in sailingRead More

Everett A. Pearson, 84

December 24, 2017 at 12:00 am

Warren, R.I. and Estero, Fla. Everett passed away Dec. 24. He was the co-founder of Pearson Yachts, one of the first companies to build large production fiberglass boats, earning him the title “grandfather of fiberglass production.” In 1968, he continued his boatbuilding and fiberglass work with the start of Tillotson-Pearson,Read More

Jean Dithmar Myer, 71

December 19, 2017 at 12:00 am

Redding, Conn. Jean passed away Dec. 19 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. While growing up in Glenview, Ill., she actively developed a lifelong love for ballet and sports. After graduating from Middlebury College in 1968 with a math degree, she enjoyed a long, successful career at IBM, whileRead More

John Marcy Mecray, 80

November 1, 2017 at 12:00 am

Jamestown, R.I. The well-known American realist painter, best known for his marine art, passed away Nov. 1. John grew up in Cape May, N.J., where he developed a lifelong passion for sailing. He attended the Philadelphia College of Art, now the University of the Arts, and had a successful careerRead More