A ship’s bell is struck for each half hour of a four-hour watch, and when a sailor has died, they are honored with the sounding of eight bells, meaning “end of the watch.” Please see the email below sent by Commodore Paul on Craig Rost’s passing.
Here is a link to the obituary in The News-Gazette.
Dear CLSA –
We are devastated to share the news that our friend Craig Rost passed away Tuesday.
Craig had cancer and began treatment in 2021. He remained active in the club until fall, when his treatment took a toll on his overall health. He served three terms as commodore, and he will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts are with Gail and the entire Rost family. CLSA has sent flowers and will be planning a special recognition for Craig at a later time. Please check The News-Gazette for information on arrangements.
In the meantime, please share any stories, memories or photos of Craig to be included in the next Windword.