In Memoriam


Robert Allan Baime, 85 – Member since 2014

Nov. 27, 1938 – May 5, 2024

PYC member Bob Baime passed away on May 5, 2014, at the age of 85.  Bob and his wife Carlene have been PYC members since 2014. The family’s Bristol 41 Moonfleet carried them on legendary trips through the Bahamas and the Caribbean, along the Maine Coast and, triumphantly, carried Bob and his crew across the Atlantic Ocean during the ARC race. (Obituary)


Mary Lou Graper, 86 – Member since 1992

August 13, 1937 – December 16, 2023

Life Member Mary Lou passed away on December 16. Mary Lou and her late husband Glen had been PYC members sine 1992. Before moving to Freedom, NH in retirement, Mary Lou was very active in attending and volunteering at club activities. (Obituary)

John D ” Jack” Myles, 84 – Former Member

July 9, 1939 – November 27, 2023

Former Portsmouth Yacht Club member Jack Myles passed away on November 27, 2023 at his home in Vero Beach, Florida. Jack, who resigned in 2014,  is the father of PYC member Bud Myles and grandfather of former staff member Camden Myles. Our condolences go out to Jack’s wife Diane, and to Bud, Melisa, and family. (Obituary)

John Carson (93) -Former Member 

February 6, 1930 – November 17, 2023

Jan Carson (90)Former Member 

February 17, 1933 – November 22, 1923

Former PYC members John and Jan Carson have passed away in November within a few days of each other. The Carsons joined PYC in 1993 and remained active members until 2017 when they moved to Pennsylvania to be near family. (John’s Obituary);(Jan’s Obituary)

Janet Taylor, 89 – Member since 1996

January 14, 1933 – September 3, 2023

Portsmouth Yacht Club member Janet Taylor has passed away at the age of 90. Janet and her later husband Alvin had been PYC members since 1996. Obituary

Bob Stewart, 91 – Member since 2009

January 27, 1932 – April 2, 2023

Portsmouth Yacht Club member Bob Stewart passed away suddenly at the age of 91. Bob and his wife Davia joined PYC in 2009.  An avid sailor, Bob was a veteran of countless Bermuda, Halifax, and international offshore races as well as numerous deliveries. Scuttlebutt .com

Paul J Holloway, Jr, 84 – Member since 1988

September 11, 1938 – March 14, 2023

Paul Holloway, a Portsmouth Yacht Club member since 1988, passed away after a period of declining health.  He had a dynamic personality that attracted a wide circle of friends, many of whom he considered family. Our condolences go to his wife of 62 years, Anna Grace, and the entire family. (Obituary)

Paul A Dubois, 81 – Member since 2019

November 8, 2041 – February 14, 2023

Portsmouth Yacht Club member Paul Dubois passed away peacefully on February 14, 2023, after a courageous fight against Covid-19. Paul, who joined PYC in 2019 along with his wife Sharon Griffin, will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and quick wit.  (Obituary)

Geoffrey E Clark,  MD, 84 – Member since 1998

May 21, 1938 to January 8, 2023

Portsmouth Yacht Club member Geoffrey Clark has passed away at the age of 84. Jeff and his wife Martha have been PYC members since 1998. Married for 52 years, some of their happiest times together have been spent sailing—around New England and as far away as the Caribbean and Newfoundland, on their J44 Sedna. (Obituary)

In Memoriam: 2016-2022