Agnes Zaiontz, Longtime Tenn-Tom Authority Leader, Remembered Agnes Zaiontz, Longtime Tenn-Tom Authority Leader, Remembered
Agnes Zaiontz, Longtime Tenn-Tom Authority Leader, Remembered

Agnes Goodman Zaiontz, longtime office manager for the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority, passed away May 29 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She was 77 years old. For… Read More

Michael O’Daniels, 74, died September 27 in his home in New Orleans. Born on a naval base in New Hampshire, he was raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and served as… Read More

Charles Broussard, 94, former chairman of the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association, died on September 21. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, he created an… Read More

Capt. Elliot Crochet, 69, of Jasper, Texas, died in Biloxi, Miss., on August 2, 2019. “Captain Elliot” was born in Montegut, La., in 1950; as the eldest of five children… Read More

Obituary: Herbert Rauch

June 10, 2019

Herbert Rauch, 83, of Lincolnshire, Ill., past president of the St. Louis Merchants Exchange, died on May 24. He was an employee of Continental Grain Company for more than 38… Read More

Capt. Johnny Hugh Brown, 72, died April 19. He worked in the maritime industry since the age of 18, beginning his career in the merchant marine on a support ship… Read More

Buel Alexander, 76, of Paducah, Ky., died at his home May 20. He was the former owner of Precision Machine Inc., and a former board member of the Paducah-McCracken County… Read More

John “Jack” Geary, 92, of Wilmington, Ohio, former president of Midland Enterprises, died April 10. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in nautical sciences from Massachusetts Maritime Academy—and later a… Read More

Obituary: James Burke

May 11, 2019

James “Jim” Burke, 69, a tankerman and tank barge firefighting instructor for The River School, died May 1. During his long career as a merchant mariner, Burke, who held an… Read More

Ray Eckstein, founder of Paducah, Ky.-based Marquette Transportation Company, one of the largest barge lines on the river, died April 20 at his home in Paducah. He was 93. His… Read More

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