Obituary: Jack Colletti

August 16, 2023

John Paul “Jack” Colletti, 82, of North Strabane, Pa., a well-known marine surveyor, died suddenly August 2. A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., with… Read More

Nolan Joseph Leblanc, 94, of Galliano, La., died March 22, 2023. He joined the Navy at 17, shortly after World War II, and was stationed in the coastal jungles of Panama… Read More

Obituary: Lynn Busatto

July 13, 2023

Lynn Busatto, founder of Industry (Pa.) Terminal & Salvage Company (ITS) at Mile 33 on the Ohio River, died June 18. He was 80. He worked at Crain Brothers and Allegheny… Read More

Obituary: Tom Reeves

June 21, 2023

Thomas L. “Tom” Reeves, 73, well-known for his long career in the barge and towing industry, died June 12 after an accident at his home in St. Louis, Mo. He… Read More

Obituary: Darlene Judd

June 21, 2023

Darlene Judd, 85, of New Richmond, Ohio, wife of well-known marine surveyor Capt. Bill Judd and herself a licensed river captain, died on May 21. She was very active in… Read More

Deirdre McGowan, who was executive director of Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) from 1999 to 2012, died May 23 at the age of 80. Aimee Andres, McGowan’s successor at… Read More

Justin Ehrenwerth, who led The Water Institute as president and CEO for the last seven years, died May 11 at his home in New Orleans at age 44. Ehrenwerth was… Read More

Gregory Hughes, 56, a naval architect in Bremerton, Wash., died November 5, 2022, of diabetic problems. A member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), he worked… Read More

Capt. John Williams, 73, of Grand Tower, Ill., died April 8 in a Cape Girardeau, Mo., hospital of natural causes. After beginning his river career as a deckhand, he served… Read More

Edward James Mohr, 83, of Bettendorf, Iowa, died February 13. He worked as the manager of barge maintenance for Peavey Barge Line and later as a director of marine operations… Read More