It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Past Commander Jim Nelson, AP, on May 5, 2021. Jim’s spent 53 years with the United States Power Squadrons and was a Life Member. Jim’s original squadron was Jones Beach Power Squadron in District 3, head quartered on Long Island.
During his time with his original squadron and the Cape Fear Squadron he amassed 30 merit marks and was a constant supporter and participant in squadron activities. Jim and his wife Janet, who passed a few years ago, will be remembered by all as a fun and involved couple with many friends in the squadron. Many stories about exciting boating excursions and Jim’s love for friends on the water continue and will continue to be told. He was a presence in many lives in the squadrons and we will miss him.
Please keep Jim in your hearts and prayers for a smooth passage across the bar on his way home to join his beloved Janet. -Otis White