Robert W. “Bob” Greene, for 33 years the leader of Jeffboat shipyard and other divisions of American Commercial Lines, Jeffersonville, Ind., died October 9 in Harbor Springs, Mich. He was… Read More

Obituary: Ronald J. Blakely

September 14, 2022

Ronald J. Blakely, 77, of Rushville, Mo., a longtime Missouri River booster, died at home on August 9. He served on the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association board of… Read More

Obituary: Charles E. Robers

September 14, 2022

Charles E. Robers, 97, former owner of Robers Dredging Inc., died July 15. After serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where… Read More

Diedre “Dee Dee” Whittaker, 57, advertising account executive for The Waterways Journal, died September 7 following complications from heart surgery. A member of the WJ staff since February 2020, Whittaker managed advertising accounts primarily in… Read More

Capt. Vernon Sturgeon, 92, of Paducah, Ky., a longtime towboat captain, died July 13 at Providence Pointe Nursing Home. He started working on the river at 13 and retired as… Read More

Obituary: Deane Orr

June 13, 2022

Warren “Deane” Orr, 72, of Renovo Pa., former vice president of river operations for Consol Coal, died June 3. A regular at industry meetings, he was known for passionately advocating… Read More

Obituary: Charlie Newton

June 13, 2022

Charles “Charlie” Newton, 83, former owner of Economy Boat Store, died May 23 at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. A CPA, he began his career as an accountant… Read More