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Industry mourns Connecticut marine surveyor

Marine yacht surveyor Dexter A. Holaday, of the Noank section of Groton, Conn., died Monday. He was 72.
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Marine yacht surveyor Dexter A. Holaday, of the Noank section of Groton, Conn., died Monday. He was 72.

An obituary said Holaday earned a master’s degree in marine surveying and held a Coast Guard license for more than 40 years. He was nationally and internationally known.

Holaday was a member of the National Association of Marine Surveyors, the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. He also spent many years as a service and yard manager at several local marinas.

Holaday was a submarine-qualified Navy veteran who served aboard the USS Tusk and USS Angler during the Cold War.

He is survived by Maryanne, his wife of 48 years; a son, Dexter A. Holaday II, and his wife, June, of North Kingstown, R.I.; and daughter Allison Ann Holaday of Maynard, Mass., and her husband, Ted Rice.

Dexter A. Holaday II will continue his father’s marine surveying business, Dexter A. Holaday Marine Surveyors, which was founded in 1971.

A funeral service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 200 Hazelnut Hill Road, Groton, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Burial will follow at the Noank Valley Cemetery on Route 215.

A reception will immediately follow the burial. Holaday’s family will receive friends on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mystic Funeral Home on Route 1 in Mystic.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 1001 East 101st Terrace, Suite 220, Kansas City, MO 64131 or www.pkdcure.org.

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