Author: Roy

Eight Bells for King Cruger

It is with deep regret that I am writing to inform you of the passing of long time Newport Yacht Club member, J. King Cruger.  King passed away in Naples, Florida on March 15, 2021.  A celebration and sharing of his life is being planned for this fall. On behalf of the members of Newport… Read more »

Eight Bells for LARRY McCARVER

We sadly announce the passing of loving and devoted husband, father, friend and fellow Club member Larry McCarver on February 6th, 2021. The family asks you to celebrate Larry’s life by loving your family with all your heart; enjoying breakfast at your local diner; rooting for Bucknell University wrestlers; sipping a glass of wine as… Read more »

Eight Bells for Jon Heon

Jon Heon passed away from complications of a stroke on January 26, 2021. He was 66 years old. Jon was born in Hartford, Ct. and raised in south Florida. As a young man he sailed his catboat into Newport Harbor and found his true home.  A meticulous woodworker and boat builder driven by his passion… Read more »

Eight Bells to Sheila Sulentic

Sheila M. Sulentic, 57, passed away peacefully in her home in Jupiter, FL on Tuesday May 5, 2020. When restrictions are lifted, there will be a celebration of life in Jupiter, FL and Newport, RI. Sheila has been a spousal member since 2004.

Eight Bells to Matilda “Tillie” Thompson

We lost member Matilda “Tillie” Thompson on April 11th .  She passed away peacefully due to complications from COVID-19.  Originally from DeRidder, Louisiana, she would have been 75 years old next month. Tillie loved the club and was an active volunteer on the Race Committee.

Eight Bells for Marianne Needham

It is with deep regret that we must inform you of the passing our long time member of 33 years, Marianne Needham. A memorial mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 5 Mann Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island, on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM. A reception in memory of Marianne will be held… Read more »

Eight Bells for Fred Roy Sr.

The passing over of Fred Roy Sr. who went peacefully in his sleep with his two sons Fred Greg and his wife Alice at his side. Fred joined the NYC 10 years ago. He was former member of Bristol Yacht Club in the 1960’s -1970’s. He loved Narragansett bay, and built a house on Prudence Island in… Read more »