David Cobb (35-37)

    Charles David Cobb (35-37), the renowned marine artist, died peacefully at his home near Lymington on 18th June, 2014, aged 93 as recently communicated to the OP Society.   His friend John Webster (46-50) in an obituary for The Royal Cruising Club (RCC) of which David was a life member, wrote:   “At…

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A.C. Sissons (48-53)

  Tony Sissons (49-53) died peacefully in Harrogate on November 7th, 2015, following a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 80 and leaves behind his beloved wife of 36 years Roberta Sissons (Bobbie), three siblings, six children and stepchildren and 10 grandchildren.   Raised in North Yorkshire, he attended the Nautical College, Pangbourne, leaving…

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David Wiseman (69-73)

David Wiseman (69 -73) died peacefully in Tunbridge Wells hospital with his loving family beside him following a short illness on 7 October, 2015. He was 59. Danny Lee (69-74) his good friend, represented the OP Society at the funeral. He writes: “David Wiseman was born in 1956 and was the second of four boys.…

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S.B. HOSEGOOD (37-41)

Sam Hosegood (37-41) died in October, 2015. He was 92 and always remembered his days at the NCP with affection. His good friend Erik Bjorkstrand (52-55) writes:   “Sam left Pangbourne in 1941. During the Second World War he served in the Merchant Navy both in home waters and in the Far East. He experienced…

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T.R.P. Humphreys (56-60)

          Tim Humphreys (56-60) died peacefully at home with his family following a long illness, on 30th September, 2015. He was 72. His funeral service was held on 15th October at Christ Church, Woking.   Richard Givan (57-60) represented the OP Society at the funeral. He writes:   “Tim was brought…

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David Merry (45-49)

“David Thomas Merry was born on 5th August, 1931 in Reading the younger son of Renee Watts who with her sister owned the Reading cycle shops, R. Watts & Co, and Bert Merry who worked for Dunlop Tyres,” writes his son Richard Merry. “He attended Marlborough House and then Leighton Park School in Reading. Although…

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John Anthony Beaman (46-50)

Kevin F. Brown (46-49) writes: “It is with deep regret and sadness that, on behalf of John’s wife, I have to inform you of the death of John Anthony Beaman (1946-1950) on Sunday, 6th September, 2015 at Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia after a long illness. John and I entered the Nautical College Pangbourne…

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Nigel Hollebone (59-63)

                      Nigel Hollebone (59-63) died on August 16th, 2015, aged 69, after a courageous battle against cancer sustained over five years. He left a partner Cherry, a son Andrew and two grandchildren. At the time of his death he was President of the Old Pangbournian…

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Philip Worssam (47-50)

Philip Worssam (47-50) died in Melbourne, Australia, on July 4th, 2015 aged 82 after a long illness. He leaves a wife Rosemary and three children.   His daughter Susan O’Shea writes:   “My father Philip Worssam went to Pangbourne in 1947 from the age of 14 before joining the Merchant Navy.  I have a photo…

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I.A. Shuttleworth (57-62)

                      Ian Shuttleworth (57-62) died peacefully on 23rd May, 2015, aged 71, after a courageous fight against cancer. He was the brother of Michael, Richard (his twin), Ashton, William and James. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held in Cowes on September 25th.   Most…

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