David Jeffries

Joann Mead - April 16, 2015

We are saddened to report the loss of Port Captain (Ret) David A. Jeffries.  David was a long term member of the GLCC serving as Port Captain of Rocky River from 2005-2012.  He was an avid single-handed trailer sailor, taking his Catalina 22, WYNDANCER to many GLCC events.  He was found frequently in the North Channel during the summer.  He was the proud recipient of the Commodore's Award at the 2014 Leamington Rendezvous.  As he said, he sailed up I75 at 70 MPH bringing his boat from Florida for the distinct purpose of attending the Rendezvous.  Later he attended the Wilderness Rally at Turnbull Island and the Georgian Bay Rally at Keyhole.  He died on April 9 in Florida spending his last hours comfortably with his son.  There are no immediate services planned but a memorial service is expected to be held this summer on Lake Erie.

lnossaman's picture

This is a well written announcement and really captures David. That picture is from Florida when he kept his boat near Cape Coral all one summer and is one of my favorites. Thank you for being so caring in your comments. I miss him. Lynda

tedyoungs's picture

A great guy -- a good friend of Fern and myself.
He`ll be missed.