We honor and remember members and people in the hydrofoil community who have departed:
Jenkins, George – On February 7, 2020: George lost his long and valiant struggle with declining health. He is survived by his wife, Pat, of 58 years. George was a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Class of 1958. As a Surface Warfare Officer, his sea tours included Destroyers, Destroyer staffs and Mobile Logistic Support Force (MLSF) (Command). His shore tours included the U.S. Naval Academy (instructor in Physics 1967-1969), U.S. Naval War College as a student in 1970, Defense Nuclear Agency (1972-1974), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) serving as PHM Program coordinator from 1976 through 1979. He also served on the staff of the Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe for the detailed planning for PHM support in the Mediterranean. He retired from the Navy in 1981. From November 1982 until October 1993 George provided technical and management support to the OPNAV PHM Platform Sponsor. After providing support to seven NAVAIR and NAVSEA Combat System acquisitions, he retired in 2000. He resided in Alexandria Virginia. George served as Treasurer of the IHS from 1996 to 2009. He had been awarded a Meritorious Life Membership in the International Hydrofoil Society in recognition of his long and devoted service as IHS Treasurer, and as a long-serving member on our Board of Directors.
Kalerghi, Juanita – On December 11th, 2019: Jaunita passed peacefully in Cheltenham, England, at age 94, see the following for an obituary here written by her god son, Tony Platt.
Savitsky, Daniel – On March 23, 2020: Prof. Daniel Savitsky passed away peacefully after a career spanning 70 years. See obituary posted in the NY Times here