Eunice Woody

Eunice Woody

Eunice Woody

Eunice Woody was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was very caring and outgoing. She always made the best cheesecake and would bring it to our Anchor Bay Power Squadron events.

Eunice was very active in the ABPS for 18 years. She always helped her husband Danny Woody coordinate boating rendezvous. Eunice was also very supportive of her husband with all his duties in the Anchor Bay Power Squadron. She will be dearly missed by our squadron members. -Chris Beck

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Edward Walsh

Edward G. Walsh, 86, of Beverly, died on Monday, April 05, 2021, at Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers after a brief illness. He was the loving husband to Nancy A. (Lanoue) Walsh with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.

Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Born in Boston to the late Edward and Ethel (Stanford) Walsh, he was a graduate of Newton High School. He served his country in the United States Air Force, Army, and National Guard.
Edward worked many years in communications for New England Telephone as project manager engineer from which he retired in 1990.

He was an avid sailor. He enjoyed racing and cruising the coast of Maine and to Bermuda. He was a longtime member and past commodore of Jubilee Yacht Club. He taught Power Squadron on the North Shore for many years.

In addition to his wife, Edward is survived by his six daughters, June Blanchette and her husband Michael of Danvers, Laura Geary and her husband Bill of Salem, Karen Weisman and her husband Michael of Richmond, Maine, Maureen Pelletier and her husband Steven of Beverly, Heidi Farris and her husband Joseph of Pelham, N.H., and Nancy Garvey and her late husband Edward of Beverly; brother Fazel Ahmed of Vt.; sister Dorothy Watson of Plymouth; 21 grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; and many other nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services for Edward will be held privately. Arrangements by Campbell  Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Edward’s name to Kaplan Family Hospice House – Care Dimensions or Saint Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Information, directions, condolences at

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Ed Folts

A veteran and life-long public servant, Edward “Ed” Frank Folts of Liverpool passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the age of 91. Ed was born February 6, 1930 in Rochester, NY, the son of Harold and Mildred Folts, and brother of Marjorie Click.

Ed Folts

Ed Folts

Born and raised in Irondequoit, NY, Ed completed his education at the University of Rochester, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Sociology. After graduating college, Ed proudly served his country for 22 years with the US Air Force, before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He then continued working as an Industrial Security Officer for 16 years for the Department of Defense in Syracuse.

Ed married his high school sweetheart, Natalie J. Folts, and they shared 66 years of marriage together. Ed was a loving husband and father. He was a dependable friend, had a passion for boating, and was an avid reader. Ed dedicated much of his spare time to his community. He was a member and volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, acting as Cub Master and on the Chairman Pack Committee. Ed was also a member of the Syracuse Sail & Power Squadron, and was proud to serve as the commander of District 6 in 1999. Ed was a devoted congregant at the United Church of Christ in Bayberry.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his brother Roger (Barbara) Folts of Palm City, FL, three daughters, Christine (Fred) Smith of Salem, MA, Karen Stevens of Juno Beach, Fl, Allison (Stephen) Squires of Murphy, NC, his son, Scott (Jennifer) Folts of Liverpool, 11 grandchildren and one great- grandchild.

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David Osmolski

David H. Osmolski passed away on January 3, 2021, at 77, from complications of COVID-19.

If you’re a regular reader of The Ensign magazine’s Shipshape department, you know that Dave Osmolksi has been writing the lead article in this space since 2007. Over the last 14 years, Dave shared his do-it-yourself take on boating projects that ranged from building a removable flagstaff to fixing wiring woes and much more.

Dave was born in Hackensack, New Jersey. When he was 8, the family moved to Connecticut, where Dave developed his love of the water while boating and fishing with his father on a local river.

The family later moved to Nasson, Maine, where Dave attended high school and met his future wife, Susan. After high school, he attended Quinnipiac University, and studied chemistry.

After marrying in 1964, the couple moved to New York state, and Dave began working in the metal plating industry. Job changes eventually brought the family to Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1969. In 1989, he and his son Todd started Charlotte Plating Inc.

Dave joined the Charlotte Power Squadron in 1996 and quickly became involved. He served on the bridge starting in 2001 and was commander from 2003 to 2004. Passionate about education, Dave served as squadron educational officer from 2010 to 2017 and as District 27 educational officer from 2016 to 2018. He also served in many other roles at the squadron, district and national levels. He had 24 merit marks.

Active in squadron social life, Dave spent many hours at the Charlotte Squadron’s facility on Lake Wylie, holding the unofficial title of Assistant Apprentice Barbecue Cook.

When they could get away from Charlotte Plating, Dave and Susan enjoyed spending time at their “Homemade Tropical Paradise” on Pine Island, Florida. Dave fished and kept busy with home and boat projects, and Susan spent time shelling and enjoying the beach.

Dave is survived by his wife of 56 years, Susan, his son Todd, two grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

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Robert Johnson

P/R/C Robert “Bob” Johnson, AP, passed away at age 87 on Feb. 25, 2021 with his family by his side.

Joining USPS in 1974, Bob was an active member of District 3, Great South Bay Squadron, Ponce Inlet, and since 2014 Daytona Beach Sail and Power Squadron. Always engaged, he held numerous positions and was a multiple time Commander of two different squadrons.  Bob most recently served as Executive Officer of Daytona and as a VE and Instructor.  In short, he was a very active life time member, and was awarded 46 Merit Marks. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Louise.  He was loved and respected and will be missed by many who wish him peaceful passage. –Don Roman

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Raymond Grana

P/C Raymond Grana, SN was a member of Chicago Power Squadron for 45 years. He was an enthusiastic supporter of all USPS efforts including Education, Treasurer, Contests, Port Captain, Membership and CoOp Charting. He will be missed by many.

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Eugene Sullivan

Eugene James Sullivan passed away with his family by his side on February 16, 2021 at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT after an eight year and one month ordeal with lung and thyroid cancer (and various other maladies).

Gene was born on November 19, 1934 in Yonkers, New York, the fourth child of six and the third Marine of five born to the late Michael L. Sullivan and Frances (Kingberger) Sullivan. Gene graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx before joining the United States Marine Corps in 1952. That decision led him to Parris Island Boot Camp, the Great Lakes Naval Training Center and Camp LeJeune, North Carolina where he was part of the Second Battalion, Second Marines. While with the Marine Corps, he was able to travel Europe, Asia, Puerto Rico and Cuba. After leaving the Corps with an honorable discharge, he attended Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland under the G.I. Bill. He graduated from The Mount in 1960 and went on to get his master’s degree in English at the University of Detroit. Post-graduate life involved working for Grolier Encyclopedia where he researched and put together entries on the Pan Am Building and recreational sailing that made it into the 1963 and 1964 editions of the encyclopedia.

Working for Grolier gradually led him west to a variety of cities including Chicago, Kansas City, Denver and, ultimately, Los Angeles, where he met and married his wife Shirley in November of 1965. They began their next 55 years together by driving across the country and eventually settling in Connecticut where they had two children and two grandchildren. Gene’s life in Connecticut involved working in modern technologies such as computers, telecommunications and office systems. From the 1980s through the 2000s, Gene ran his own business in the telecom industry while also finding time for community service work with the United States Power Squadron, the Exchange Club, the Connecticut Chapter of the Mount St. Mary’s alumni group, the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce and the local chapter of the Marine Corps League.

When not working or volunteering, he could inevitably be found on the beach at Black Point Beach Club in East Lyme, CT or boating with his wife and friends on the Connecticut River via the Hamburg Cove Yacht Club in Lyme, CT. Gene loved being on the water almost as much as he loved the Marine Corps and he loved the Marine Corps almost as much as he loved being around friends and family.

Gene is predeceased by his sister Mary Lu and his brothers Michael, John and Emmett. He is survived by his wife Shirley (Sanchez) of Portland, CT, his son Tim of Portland, CT, his daughter Amy, her husband Jeff (Stomsky), grandsons Matthew and Adam of Newington, CT, his brother Joseph of New Mexico and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like take this moment to thank oncologist Dr. Mohan Menon, formerly of Hartford Hospital, the staff of the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital, oncology nurse Jayne Shea and the staff at the Starling Physicians Infusion Center in Wethersfield, CT, Dr. Thomas J. Lynch, Jr., formerly of Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Sarah Finnegan of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Newington, CT, the caregivers at DynamicTouch Home Care in West Hartford, CT and Liz Petry and Christy Billings of the Veterans Writing Group at Russell Library in Middletown, CT. A private service for Gene will take place at St. Mary’s Church in Portland, CT. He will be laid to rest with military honors following the service at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown, CT.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church in Portland, CT or the American Cancer Society.

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Dick Patton

It 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

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