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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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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Frank Salzano, S

Frank, as he was known to his friends, was a Brooklyn native and married Joan Marie in 1957. They settled in Patchogue for their 58 years of marriage following his appointment to a research post at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Joan passed in 2016. Frank is survived by his three children, Robert, Brian and Lois; his sister, Marie; and his four beloved grandchildren, Christopher, Alex, Rory and Hope; as well as a host of others to whom his loss will be keenly felt. Frank was a member of the Patchogue Bay Power Squadron since 1983. He owned a 38-foot Bayliner, which he sold to another squadron family, and had seven merit marks.

Robert Leslie Booth

Robert Leslie Booth was born on April 14, 1924, and passed away peacefully 0n Oct. 21, 2017. He was a loving husband and father, and his family always came first. He was a long time resident of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He is survived by his sister Dorothy Weber of Cincinnati, Ohio, four daughters Jeanette Bray of Daytona Beach, Florida, JoAnn Tobin of Port Orange, Florida, Sherry Matthews of Cincinnati, Oho and Kerry Seitel of Cincinnati, Ohio, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the Daytona Beach Sail & Power Squadron and the American Legion.

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William Neef

William Irving Neef passed away peacefully at home Oct. 19, 2017, under the care of EvergreenHealth Hospice and his loving family, Lois, Nancie, Frank and Mary. Bill is survived by his wife Lois of 40 years and his son Frank Neef of Moses Lake; his daughter Nancie Wood of Kirkland; his stepdaughter Sandra Morris Of Kennewick; and stepson Ronald Morris of Richland.  They have seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Henry Neef of Blair Nebraska.

Bill was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Nebraska and has a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Washington.

Bill has always been active in his home churches. He volunteered many hours at the Suncoast hospice during his time in Florida. He was a past rear commander and a life member of the United States Power Squadron.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to EvergreenHealth Hospice, 12822 124th Ln NE, Kirkland, WA 98034 or OverLake Park Presbyterian church or a charity of your choice.

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William J. Stefaney, N

William J. Stefaney

William J. Stefaney

William J. Stefaney, 89, of Weymouth passed away at home with his family by his side on Aug. 19, 2017.

Bill was born in Roslindale, son of Katherine (Bittighoffer) (Stefaney) Nickell and Richard Stefaney. After graduating from Jamaica Plain High, he worked at the Arnold Arboretum as a tree surgeon, before continuing his education at Boston University. Bill served first with the U.S. Naval Submarine Reserves and then with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Then, with the assistance of the G.I. Bill, he attended Boston State Teachers College. Bill worked passionately as a teacher first in Stoughton, Dedham and Puerto Rico, before 30 years in the Milton Schools as a teacher and administrator.

He was very active in the United States Power Squadrons where he taught Junior Navigation and was a member of the Navigators Club, and in later year with the Retired Educators Association of Massachusetts. Bills skills extended well beyond the classroom: in his youth he enjoyed working backstage at various theaters in Boston and later ran the Milton Junior High Drama Club, he was an amateur magician, and he always found time to spend with his family most especially his beloved grandchildren as their Grampy. Bill lived a full life and made many fond memories over the years, vacations with family and friends to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, remained closest to his heart.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years Catherine (Driscoll) Stefaney of Weymouth, his loving children Mary Stefaney of Weymouth, Julie Volkert and husband Todd of Calif., Emily DeLeon and husband Jorge of Shrewsbury, and Thomas Stefaney and wife Kendra of Weymouth, and his cherished grandchildren Katelynn, Liam, Connor, Haley and Emmett. Bill is also survived by his godchild Shannon, and many loving nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, his brothers John Stefaney and Richard Stefaney, and by his sister Eleanor Stefaney.

Donations in memory of Bill may be made to Hospice of the South Shore for the outstanding care they provided to Bill during his final days at 30 Reservoir Park Dr., Rockland, MA 02370, or to The Friends of the Unborn at P.O. Box 692246, Quincy, MA 02269.

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P/D/C Llad Phillips, SN

On Aug. 20, 2017, Llad Phillips, 82, husband, father, grandfather, good friend, professor of economics, avid sailor, and connoisseur of fine wine, aged scotch and excellent tequila, passed away. Llad was born to Schuyler and Onita (Stone) Phillips on Feb. 25, 1935, in McCool Junction, Nebraska, a town settled by his pioneer ancestors. Llad moved to southeast California in the 1940s, ultimately settling down at the ranch where his father was born in Perris, California, and graduating from the same high school his father attended.

After obtaining a degree in nuclear chemistry from UC Berkeley, Llad joined Glenn Seaborg’s lab at UC Berkeley’s Radiation Laboratory, where he worked on the discovery of radioactive isotopes. Perhaps impacted by the electricity of their discoveries at the Rad Lab, Llad fell in love with his colleague, Carolann Rose Rossi, whom he married on June 28, 1958, and with whom he shared 59 years of marriage before her passing in 2016.

Ever open to the next adventure, Llad obtained his doctorate in economics from Harvard University in 1969. Upon graduation, he spent his entire academic career in the Economics Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. While at UCSB, he published widely on the economics of crime and justice, deterrence, and population demographics with Harold L. Votey Jr. and William S. Comanor, his long-time colleagues and best of friends. In addition to his academic work, Llad served as chair of the Economics Department and provost of the College of Letters of Arts and Science, and co-founded the UCSB Economic Forecast Project.

A great lover of nature and the outdoors, Llad could often be found hiking in the hills above Santa Barbara, backpacking the High Sierras, kayaking and sailing the Pacific Ocean, and experiencing the wonders of the National Parks. In his last week of life, Llad fulfilled his life dream to visit Glacier Bay in Alaska. His family and friends will remember him for his deep love of opera and mariachi bands. Upon retirement, Llad joined the Santa Barbara Sail & Power Squadron, where he served as squadron and district commander.

Llad is survived by his three daughters: Jacqueline Smith, Sharon Phillips and Colleen Phillips, and their spouses; his seven grandchildren: Brian, Sarah, Kyle, Declan, Kieren, Phelan and Gabriel; and his many friends and fellow adventurers.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Stanford University with a note that they’re in memory of Llad Phillips to support Dr. Gregory Heestand’s Research Fund in the School of Medicine.

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Marcia Rowland

Past Commander Marcia Rowland, JN, was a life member and Commander of Santa Barbara Sail & Power Squadron from 2013 to 2015. She passed away at home, surrounded by family on June 13, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Dick, and two daughters.

Marcia will be remembered for her leadership and command, and SBSPS benefited greatly from her contributions. In addition to holding leadership positions, Marcia was a popular course instructor, including Basic Boating, Seamanship and Cruise Planning. Besides her work on behalf of the squadron, Marcia was a well-respected loan officer in a local bank and, in later years, a volunteer at Sansum Clinic’s Information Desk.

Marcia had a passion for the water. She was a competitive swimmer and three-time winner of the Women’s National Spearfishing Championship. She loved sailing with Dick on Westwind, their 34-foot Islander.
She will be missed but not forgotten.

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