Joseph Lester Stewart

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 4 Apr 2012 USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 89398553

age: 64
residence: Bradenton, Florida

Joseph Lester Stewart, 64, of Bradenton, FL died in the weekend race between Newport Beach and Ensenada.

The others were William Reed Johnson Jr., 57, of Torrance, CA, and Kevin Eric Rudolph, 53, of Manhattan Beach. A fourth sailor was missing.

Wreckage of the yacht Aegean was found Saturday near the Mexican border and there is speculation that a freighter or other large boat hit it in the middle of the night. No distress signals were sent.

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Theo Mavromatis, 49, of Redondo Beach, CA, also died in the accident. Mavromatis is married to Stewart's sister. Stewart's mother and sister live in Jefferson County.

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For 65 years, sailors have raced 125 nautical miles from Newport Beach, CA, to Ensenada, Mexico, with expectations of a safe overnight voyage followed by beers at a popular cantina.

Two weeks after five sailors were killed in the waters off Northern California when their 38-foot yacht was hit by powerful waves and ran aground on a rocky island, the sailing community was stunned again this weekend.

Three sailors were killed and one went missing, their yacht found in pieces near the Mexican border, perhaps in a collision with a large ship in the middle of the night.

The San Diego County medical examiner said Monday night that Kevin Eric Rudolph, 53, of Manhattan Beach, died of blunt force injuries to his head and neck; William Reed Johnson Jr., 57, of Torrance, CA, died of multiple blunt force injuries; and Joseph Lester Stewart, 64, of Bradenton, FL, drowned. The boat's skipper was missing.


http://news.yahoo.com/woman-confirms-husband-3rd-victim-fatal-race-161130412--spt.html


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  • Created by: Marilyn
  • Added: 1 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89398553
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