March 6, 2016
Home: Center City. Family: Lilach Jacobs, just married in September; children, Lindsey, 35, Nicole, 30, Andrew, 20; twin brother Rande, an architect. Diploma: University of Kansas, environmental design. Resume: Started as an architect, then moved to construction management. Joined Clemens in 1990, full ownership in 2006. True love: River Queen, a refinished Scout boat, top speed 8 knots. "The joke is people can swim faster. " Next job: Captaining a sailboat in the Caribbean.
July 3, 2014 |
A TASK FORCE of emergency-management officials spent much of last night searching for a man who had been in a sailboat in the Delaware River off Holmesburg, police said. The man, 66, was last seen clinging to a cooler in the river just before 8 p.m., after the sailboat capsized in the evening's heavy winds and rain, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. As the boat took on water and sank, four other passengers - a man and woman in their 20s and two men in their 40s - swam to the riverbank at State Road near Pennypack Street, Small said.
May 31, 2014 |
The waves rocked the sailboat like a toy in a bathtub, splashing water over the sides and onto the deck. Water had already poured into the engine room and galley of the Irvmiren, and a distress signal had gone out. Five adults and a 6-year-old boy in life vests were in trouble, sinking on a cloudy night 25 miles off the coast of Cape May. "There was no moon. There was no star in the sky. It was pitch black," said the Coast Guard's William Jacob Harker, 30, who responded after 10:45 p.m. Wednesday on a boat with four other Coast Guard members.
April 20, 2014 |
Robert Hesse Jr., 91, of Gwynedd Valley, a Philadelphia printing-company executive and community volunteer, died Tuesday, April 15, of respiratory failure at a retirement community in Medford. After a career in the graphic arts, Mr. Hesse retired in 1986 from the Winchell Printing Co. as executive vice president in charge of sales. At the time, Winchell was one of the largest printing firms in Philadelphia, with 300 employees. It was sold and later closed in 1994. Mr. Hesse, whose last name rhymes with Bessie, was born in Abington.
April 12, 2013 |
The Coast Guard rescued four people from a sailboat that lost its rudder and engine after apparently running aground early Wednesday, a mile off Little Egg Inlet. A frantic distress call from the 30-foot Fiona came in before 4 a.m. as those in the boat reported the vessel taking on water and they feared it was sinking quickly, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Cindy Oldham. A 25-foot response boat and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter responded, but the exact location of the sailboat had not been known.
March 10, 2013 |
John R. Boehringer, 82, of Wynnewood, an engineer and inventor who founded a biomedical engineering company, died Tuesday, March 5, of cancer at home. Mr. Boehringer's life was marked by an intellectual curiosity that led him to build a sailboat as a teen and to learn, in midlife, to fly airplanes. "He was always curious," said his daughter, Barbara McConnell. "He always wanted to learn new things. " In 1967, Mr. Boehringer, known as "Jack," founded Boehringer Associates, a consulting firm in Wynnewood specializing in cost-control management in manufacturing and hospital operations.
February 26, 2013 |
MONTEREY, Calif. - Crews searched by sea and air and sought the public's help Monday as they ramped up their efforts to find a husband and wife and two young children who sent a series of distress calls to the Coast Guard the day before, saying that their sailboat was sinking far off the Central California coast and that they were fashioning a raft from a cooler and a life-preserver ring. The unidentified family had been sailing a small vessel west of Monterey Bay, where strong winds, cold water, and big swells made for perilous conditions.
January 27, 2013 |
Peter Gibbons-Neff, 67, of Rosemont, a financial manager and renowned sailboat racer, died Sunday, Jan. 20, of a heart attack between rounds of trap shooting at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Essington. Mr. Gibbons-Neff underwent bypass surgery when younger but had been in good health recently. Born in Bryn Mawr, he was raised in Devon and attended the Haverford School. His family moved to Chestertown, Md., and he graduated from the Gilman School in Baltimore. In 1968, he graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
September 12, 2012 |
Edward A. Flood Jr. learned as a child how to handle a sailboat, even when it was not really a sailboat. "He started with a little rowboat when he was about 9," at his parents' vacation home in Wildwood Crest, N.J., Mr. Flood's wife, Anne, said. To convert the rowboat into a sailboat, she said, his grandmother made him sails from sailors' travel bags. "He used a clothes pole for a mast and the oar for the rudder," she said. For his later Newport Bermuda Races, he had sturdier equipment.