Julie Ann Zeh Tompkins

Julie. Ann. Zeh. Tompkins. Four names when combined together equaled one amazing woman. Daughter of William Arthur Zeh and Dorothy Ann Vicik Zeh, she graced our presence on Nov.8, 1941, in Port Jefferson, New York. Julie was passionate about family, gardening, and music to name a few. A true and practicing believer of community service, she gave countless hours to many favorite organizations including the Kent Narrows Sail & Power Squadron, the Chesapeake Chapter Antique & Classic Boat Society, and the Queen Anne’s County Master Gardener program. Julie left us Feb. 19, 2018. She is survived by her husband Winfield Scott Tompkins III, daughters Holly Ann Tompkins and Robin Zeh Tompkins as well as her grandson Aidan Scott Conner, her sister Marjorie Zeh Goh, and brother William Arthur Zeh Jr.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Georgetown University Hospital Fund a Fellow for Parkinson’s Program. Her memories live on at juliezehtompkins.com–Holly Ann Tompkins

Julie Ann Zeh Tompkins

Julie Ann Zeh Tompkins

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Lt/C Elie Cohen

Dr. Elie J. Cohen of Newport, Rhode Island, passed away unexpectedly on March 1, 2018, with his beloved wife of 56 years, Marcia, by his side in the Caribbean.

He was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1931 as the first son of the late Joseph and Rachel Cohen. Elie graduated from the Ein Sham University in Cairo in 1955. He was inquisitive, intellectual and scored the top three spot for the entire country’s academic uniform exams. Although he loved his birth country, he left in 1959 with a sense of disappointment and frustration of the political climate. He pursued his medical career in the United States. He completed internships at Miriam Hospital in Providence, surgical residencies at RI Hospital and Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, and orthopedic residencies at both the University of Maryland Hospital and Kernan Hospital for Children in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Cohen was the first orthopedic surgeon to set up a practice in Newport, Rhode Island. He joined the Aquidneck Medical Center and in 1972 set up his private practice. He was licensed to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maryland and Virginia. He performed the first arthroscopic surgery, introduced total joint replacement and was known to stay at the hospital round the clock when a patient was in serious condition.

He was certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Examiners, Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Pain Management. He was also licensed to serve as a physician in Israel in the event of combat.

In addition, he was past president of the Newport County Medical Society, a past president of the medical staff at Newport Hospital, a past president of the medical legal committee of Rhode Island. He was a member of the RI Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the RI Orthopedic Society, the Boston Orthopedic Club, the University of Maryland Surgical Society and the Eastern Orthopedic Society. Dr. Cohen served as Governor of the Newport HealthCare Corporation, a consultant on the staff of the University of RI Health Services. In 1986 he received the physician recognition award from the America medical association. He was appointed to the Workmen’s Compensation Committee by Governor Garrahy in 1978 and to the Medical Examiner’s Committee by Gov. DiPrete in 1987. Dr. Cohen also received a merit award from the AMA in honor of 50 years of dedicated service to the medical profession.

In 2013 Dr. Cohen retired from his private practice, though he remained on as an active senior staff member at the Newport Hospital. He used to say, “Once a doctor, always a doctor.”

Dr. Cohen had many charitable, civic and sporting interests. He was fluent in English, French and Arabic languages. He loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He enjoyed worldwide travel and recently returned from an expedition to the Galapogos. He was a member of the Newport Lions Club for more than 40 years and received the Melvin Jones Award. He was a member, trustee and past squadron commander of the Newport Sail & Power Squadron, and held a Senior Navigator certificate for educational achievement and a past commander and member of the Navy League.

Dr. Cohen was a lifetime member of the Newport Yacht Club. He was a past president of B’nai Brith of Newport, a member of Congregation Jeshuat Israel of Touro Synagogue and a founding member of the Touro National Heritage Trust. He enjoyed participating in Alliance Francais events and the Retired Dr. Dinners. He touched many lives during his 53-year career.

He was an avid swimmer, champion rower on the Nile, sailor and equestrian. He loved playing backgammon with his children, spending time on his computer and had many philanthropic interests.

Dr. Cohen will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by his wife, Marcia Cohen, and three children: Renee Cohen of N Kingstown, RI, Audrey Pavia (Joseph), of East Meadow, NY and Lawrence Cohen (Charlene) of Warwick, RI. He is survived by two Grandchildren, Gillian and Jolie Pavia. He is also survived by his brother, Jacob Cohen (Odette) of Baltimore, MD. He is also the brother of the late Albert Cohen (Lilliane) of Istres, France and Benjamin Cohen of Baltimore, MD and beloved nephews and a niece.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Touro Synagogue, Newport Hospital or any charity of your choice. David Duggan

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Lt/C Richard E. Askins, AP

Richard E. Askins, age 68, died early Thursday, March 8, 2018, at his home. Born in Wayne County, he was the son of the late Jamie H. Askins and Hallie Hollowell Askins. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kity Askins. Richard was a certified public accountant and lifelong member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as the longtime treasurer. He was a board member emeritus of the Boys and Girls Club and was treasurer of the Goldsboro Sail & Power Squadron.

Richard is survived by his wife, Gail M. Askins, two sons, Jamie B. Askins and wife Jennifer of Jacksonville, North Carolina, and Jason T. Askins and wife Maren of Plymouth, Minnesota; a brother David Askins and wife Diana; and three grandchildren, Carter Askins, Cameron Askins and Hudson Askins.

Memorial gifts may be directed to the First Baptist Church, 125 S. John St, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Dave Parsons 

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Dave on his new floating boat lift

Floating boat lift keeps boat clean, accessible

By Dave Osmolski

I retired last September with plans to spend more time at my homemade tropical paradise in Flamingo Bay, Florida. We are right on the water, and I keep my boat in the canal in my backyard. However, because my boat doesn’t have marine bottom paint, within five days, barnacles and small, calcified worm-like creatures will fasten themselves to the hull, trim tabs and all of my boat’s other underwater features.

Last spring, I contacted several different contractors that specialize in installing boatlifts. I don’t have a seawall. At the canal edge of my property, a mangrove forest provides food and shelter for birds, fish and all manner of creatures, including alligators and snakes. Because of a sloping bank and high tide line up into the mangroves, the zoning laws would not allow me to install the lift where I wanted.

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Marine radar goes solid-state

Marine electronics are constantly evolving, but no change in recent years compares with the move to solid-state radar. Gains in features and performance are so great that almost every boater should consider upgrading. All four major marine equipment manufacturers now offer solid-state pulse compression radar. Here’s why.

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CGEAR COMFORT WEAVE SAND-FREE MAT BLUE PLAID2

CGear Sand-Free Mat makes sand and dirt disappear

By Craig Grosby

I like going to the beach, though my girlfriend would say otherwise as I always complain about getting sand in the car, on the towels, on the beach chairs, in my shoes and in the beach bags. Sand is part of the fun of going to the beach, but when I look around, I constantly see people shaking sand out of their blankets and towels.

There’s a solution: the CGear Sand-Free Mat. Yes, you can go to the beach or to a campsite and not get sand and dirt in everything you own.

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A boat on Maine waters full of lobster buoys

Dry suit proves handy when boat prop gets fouled

By Andy Sumberg

Maine waters have a reputation for being chock-full of lobster buoys. Any boater who’s spent time there will agree.

On a three-week District 12 trip in 2015, every boat’s pilot spent considerable time avoiding the numerous lobster buoys as well as their pesky big brother: lobster buoy with toggle, which gives the boater two opportunities to snag a line for each pot lurking below.

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Gray whale in Guerrero Negro

Boaters get up close and personal with gray whales

By Cheryl Veldhuisen

A favorite activity for boaters in California is taking a trip off the coast to see migrating gray whales.

These 45-foot-long, 35-ton mammals spend the summer months (June through September) feeding in the Arctic Ocean by scooping up mouthfuls of the ocean floor, straining out the unwanted mud and water through their baleens, and eating the remaining krill and tiny amphipods.

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P/C Robert L. Boston, JN

Robert L. Boston, formerly of Vestal, died on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Cary, N.C. He was predeceased by his wife Doris, his son Mark, and his sister and brother in-law Frances and Olin Hoch. He is survived by his son and daughter in-law Donald and Karen Boston of Apex, N.C. Bob was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a mechanical engineer for Ozalid-GAF in Vestal until retirement. Some of his favorite hobbies included gardening, woodworking and boating where he rose to commander of the local chapter of the United States Power Squadron. He was a member of the Boulevard United Methodist Church until moving to North Carolina. Private services were held at Riverhurst Cemetery, with Pastor Tom Easttey officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob’s name to Boulevard United Methodist Church, 113 Grand Boulevard, Binghamton, NY 13905. Michael Acciai

Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2018

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P/C Marie Lambert, AP

Marie Lambert, AP, rested in peace on Jan. 15, 2018. Marie joined Westchester Sail & Power Squadron on April 14, 1983, contributing to the squadron over the years and earning Life Member status in 2010. She was the squadron commander for the year 1991–1992. Her contributions and presence will be missed. May her memory be eternal. –Andy Papademetriou, N

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Milt Entwistle

Photo of Milt EntwistleThe Santa Clara Power Squadron, with great sadness, reports the passing of Milt Entwistle. Milt passed away on Feb. 1, 2018, just a few months after celebrating his 100th birthday in September as well as recently receiving a n award for 50 years of service from United States Power Squadrons. Milt was a very long time member of our squadron and back in 2004 was the driving force behind the beginning of the Monterey Power Squadron.  Even after forming the Monterey squadron, Milt would occasionally attend our holiday party or even some of our other events. When the Monterey Power Squadron fell on bad times and was forced to cease, Milt quickly returned to the Santa Clara Power Squadron and offered to help wherever he could.

As the commander of Santa Clara Power Squadron, I recently had the opportunity to present him with the 50 Years of Service Award, and let me tell you he was extremely proud of getting it. Milt was a knowledgeable person in a lot of areas and didn’t hesitate to share his wisdom. He will truly be missed. –Lindy Zink

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De Wayn Meek

De Wayn Meek on a boatIt is with great sadness that I report the passing of De Wayn Meek. De Wayn was a longtime member of our squadron and had served as commander of Santa Clara Power Squadron back in 1999/2000.  He also served as treasurer for many years as well as the chair of the ABC boating class.  I first met De Wayn when I agreed to assist with the ABC boating class way back in the early ’90s. Even after giving up the chair position De Wayn would still show up every session to assist with the class setup and to pass along his boating knowledge. He would always bring cookies to the class that his wife, Marlene, had baked. When our squadron first started the annual picnic, De Wayn would always get to the park early and help with cleaning the area and setting everything up. His boat, the Hummingbird, was well known within our district, and he was a regular at all the boating rendezvous.  A few years ago De Wayn sold his boat to Tim Ellenberger and assisted Tim with getting use to sailing it.

De Wayn was one of those outstanding people that everyone felt fortunate to have met. He will be greatly missed by many.  –Lindy Zink

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