Marine industry advocate Dave Wygoda died of cancer in his hometown of Oceanside, N.Y.
Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., Wygoda was president of the Freeport Hudson Anglers, based in Freeport, N.Y., and was director of the club's shark tournament through the 1980s and 1990s.
In 2001, he chaired the Chris Larkin Memorial Fishing Tournament, one of the largest charity fishing events in the Northeast, and in 2003 and 2004 he hosted the Discover Boating booth at the New York Boat Show.
An avid boater and fisherman, Wygoda joined MPC Network, publisher of the MPC Boaters Directory, in 2005 as New York sales manager and remained with MPC until his passing in late 2009.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Doreen, his children Alec and Renee, and many friends and family members.