Obituaries

The marine industry mourns the loss of people whose inventiveness and business expertise have been the foundation of its success and helped it grow and prosper.

Ohio sailor loses battle with cancer

Richard Schneider, a sailor who won US Sailing’s Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal, died Nov. 26 after recently being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. He was 79.

Irish sailracer loses Alzheimer’s battle

Competitive racer Joe English died Nov. 4 in Ireland at age 58 nearly 10 years after ending his career as a professional sailor because of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Industry mourns West Coast boatbuilder

Bill Green, a San Francisco-born sailor, Navy jet jockey, Coast Guard member, shrimp-boat hand, One Ton Cup winner and the proprietor of Green Marine, died Oct. 13 in Lymington, England.

Terry Stark spent his last 10 years in Cambodia. The success of his Carolina Skiff pleased him, but he took greater pride in living the life he chose.

It wasn’t hard work that killed Terry Stark

Carolina Skiff founder Terry Stark lived life on his own terms. John Landon, chairman of the company during Stark’s tenure, remembers his colleague’s world travels, including trips to the Bahamas, Guatemala, Honduras, Cuba and Thailand before he settled in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he died Aug. 15 after a heart attack. He was 68.

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