[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″]Roy Earl Maas passed away on 7 January 2015 at 77. He is survived by his wife Myril.
Roy held a U.S. Coast Guard 50 Ton Captains License. He came to San Luis Rey Sail & Power Squadron in 2011 after moving to Temecula, California. He had been a member of San Francisco Sail & Power Squadron, where he taught the Junior Navigation and Navigation courses. He also served on the District 25 Bridge.
Roy was very proud to be a USPS member, and he was “in his glory” every time he attended an event. SLRSPS members last saw him at the squadron Christmas party in 2013.
Before moving to the San Francisco area, Roy began his squadron career in the Northern New Jersey Power Squadron. In 1971, he participated in the squadron’s television series for WNBC-TV New York, “Underway with the Power Squadron.” The series filmed 13 half-hour shows, and Roy was one of two instructors selected from 13 squadrons to teach the Sail presentation.
In 1998 Roy was nominated for election to the USPS National Governing Board and remained a member through 2001. Roy held the position of Assistant Chair, Education Development and Review in 2000. He received his 50-year USPS membership plaque in 2009.
Each month Roy looked forward to receiving The Ensign and The Mariner’s Needle, and read both magazines from cover to cover. He and Myril enjoyed an occasional sail aboard L’Esprit with Cheryl and Adriaan Veldhuisen.
Roy’s library of sailing and nautical books, along with his teaching materials, will form the basis of San Luis Rey’s squadron library.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.