ARNOLD HENSON, long time member of Namequoit Sailing and former Commodore passed away last Sunday, December 18, 2016 at his home in East Orleans. True to his commitment to Namequoit Sailing his favorite activity was "messing about in boats" on Pleasant Bay. I met him only once at a cook-in for Namequoit sailing at their home on Jack Knife Point where Arn and family were warm and welcoming. Until the last he remained an "Honorary Member" of the association. The Membership of Namequoit Sailing celebrate his life, thank him for his years of service, and send our heartfelt condolences to his family.
Former Commodore and long-time member Freeman Flynn, age 95, passed away June 17, 2016
Dear NSA Members,
My father, Freeman Flynn, passed away on Friday in Detroit. He had really been looking forward to one more summer on Cape Cod but it was not to be. Dad loved NSA and was a former commodore (as was my mother, Frances Flynn, his first wife). Back in the day he was a very competitive racer, especially when my brother Matt crewed (Matt was NSA sailing instructor for several summers). Free was part of the club leadership for years, along with the Powers, Autys, Brinnings, Noerdlingers, Lehneys, Mayers, Pomeroys ,Wardrops, Hensons, Whites, Southworths, Bornemeiers, and other good friends. He helped rebuild the clubhouse when it was in considerable disrepair. Dad continued to have a remarkable ability to enjoy life to its fullest. Even last summer, Dad and Betty got out for a few sails with us, swam regularly in Crystal Lake, and enjoyed Cape Cod sunsets. A Celebration of Life was held in Detroit. Memorials appreciated to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation (www.dpsfdn.org) or the Orleans Pond Coalition (http://www.orleanspondcoalition.org).
PENNY LEVIN It is with great sadness that we at Namequoit Sailing mark the passing of one of our members. Penny Levin unexpectedly succumbed to a brief but debilitating illness. Some of you may not have had the opportunity to get to know Penny, who joined NSA in 2012. But you may have noticed her beautiful Melonseed, Just Ducky, which was moored in the cove.
Penny loved the water, boats and all that went with them. She was passionate about her community and volunteered on several boards, including the Center for Coastal Studies. She was always on the go, summering in Orleans and wintering in Madeira Beach, Florida. Her real travels took place on her boats, cruising to the Keys, Nantucket or Provincetown, often accompanied by friends, dogs, and maybe a cat or two. She always returned with stories of her adventures, including a few “cat-scapades”.
Penny was a generous, kind, thoughtful person of great integrity and spirit, who left this world far too soon. She was a kindred spirit and will be missed by so many who had the honor of her friendship and her loyalty.
Namequoit Sailing Association has made a donation to the Center for Coastal Studies in memory of Penny.