t is with deep sadness that I let you know of the passing of Dick Patton, S, on February 23, 2021. Dick passed away this morning after successfully completing heart surgery in recent weeks. Dick had been a member of Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron for 9 years and was Treasurer for much of 2020. Dick completed the ABC course as well as the Cruise Planning Seminar and the Seamanship Course. He loved to talk about being on the water and his knowledge of boating. In fact he was ready to talk about just about anything and was one of the friendliest people I met as a new member. Dick’s positive approach to life and his wonderful sense of humor will be deeply missed by all of us.
Dick and Myra were an important part of the many Pot Luck groups over the years and Dick was always ready to help out with all our events and activities. His contributions and friendship at meetings and events helped make our squadron the community that it is. Our thoughts and prayers are with Myra and the family as they move through this difficult time.
Information about services and a memorial will be shared when available.
Dick will be missed and we send him heart felt blessings for a smooth passage across the bar on his way home. -Otis White