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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