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

Capt. Nick Macaluso, 66, a longtime river worker for Coastal Towing, ACBL and others, died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack March 29…. This content is for… Read More

Capt. William “Bill” Schoonover, 95, of Gallipolis, Ohio, died March 8 at his home. He was retired towboat captain for The Ohio River Company, and also worked for the Mississippi… Read More

John G. Wosman, 64, former employee—and later owner—of Diesel Fuel Injection Service Inc. of St. Louis, died on February 21. He worked in the industry for 47 years before retiring… Read More