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Obituary: Robert E. Lee

January 29, 2021

Robert E. (Bob) Lee, 91, former president of River Transportation Company, died January 10 at Bayley Place Mt. St. Joseph on the Ohio.  After serving in the U.S. Army during… Read More

The Rev. Donald Reusch, 64, chaplain associate for the Seamen’s Church Institute, died January 26. He served with SCI since 2017 and was known for his love of river mariners… Read More

Obituary: Terry Reglin

January 29, 2021

Terry E. Reglin, 66, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., who operated several tug companies during a long career, died January 17 in La Crosse, Wis. After graduating from high school… Read More

Obituary: Lea Brent

January 22, 2021

Lea Brent, of Brent Towing Company fame, died January 10 in his hometown of Greenville, Miss. He was 88. He, along with his father, Jesse (deceased), and brother, Howard (retired),… Read More

Obituary: Hugh Earl Cooper

January 22, 2021

Hugh Earl Cooper, 91, of McKinney, Texas, a longtime operations executive at Canal Barge Company, died on December 30, 2020. Raised in Hugo, Okla., Cooper enrolled early in the Army… Read More

Obituary: Red Griffin

January 18, 2021

Edgar C. “Red” Griffin, former president of Coastal Towing and co-founder of Grifco Transportation, died January 6. He was 86. Coastal Towing was a Houston-based transporter of black oil in… Read More

Capt. Rayburn Johnson, 79, died peacefully in his sleep July 11 at his home in Morgantown, Ky. He had a long career on the river, starting in the 1960s with… Read More

Obituary Notice: Pat O’Neill

December 15, 2020

Patricia J. “Pat” O’Neill, 92, died November 14 in Tampa, Fla. She spent most of her career in the inland river transportation industry, working for The Valley Line and Nilo… Read More

Steven Cary Glenn, 69, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died December 4 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He retired as a port captain with Luhr Bros. Inc. in… Read More

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