Farewell to Roger Livingston

It is with a heavy heart that I must relay the recent passing of one of our ice boating brothers, Roger Livingston.

Roger kept an eye on Webster lake for all of us and made sure there was access at the Webster Sailing Association’s parking, ramp, and clubhouse. He was a seasoned iceboater and always found time to help and advise new sailors.

Roger was one of the few people I knew who could actually pronounce Webster lake’s real name Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.

Roger’s official notice Here https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/roger-livingston-obituary?pid=193443530

We woud like to put together a collection our memories of Roger. Please leave a comment here, the comments link below or drop me an email. I will pull everything together and post in a couple days.

Roger sheet in and Sail Fast on miles of black ice and know we will think of you everytime we sail Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. Hopefully we will be able to sail all three sections in your honor next year.

Think Ice,

John Stanton
NEIYA Vice Commodore
john@neiya.org

 

4 responses

  1. Matt McCauley US 4762

    Bravo Roger. You are a great friend and I’ll miss you on the ice. Your charm and patience on the ice was a great blessing for us all. Sail safe, Peace.

    07/24/2019 at 8:25 am

  2. Dieter Bromkamp

    John, your words are so true! My first experience on Webster was a welcome occasion because Roger was the “Host” of Webster Lake iceboat sailors. He noticed my newly built Iceflyer and walked right over and introduced himself. He was always cordial and willing to offer any help or iceboat knowledge one could ask for. A true gentleman of the sport! Thank you Roger for all that you have shared over these many years. You will truly be missed.

    07/22/2019 at 4:57 pm

  3. Roger Baribeau

    Roger”s mere presence made everyone day. His warm friendly smile made us all feel special. I eagerly sought out his attention for light conversation whenever we happened to be at an event. We miss him already!…… Roger Baribeau

    07/21/2019 at 3:04 pm

  4. danwaldenconsultantscom

    I still sail a gorgeous red DN that Roger built (someone told me his father was a ship’s chandler; maybe he was raised in the tradition). One day on Webster I had been sailing for an hour in high wind when he came out, and with a discouraged look, told me I had forgotten to put in the bobstay. A true gentleman of the slort who built one tough boat! My blade box will continue to bear the stenciled name “LIVINGSTON” in his honor.

    07/21/2019 at 8:49 am

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