On Monday Feb 3rd I waited for my friend of 20 years, Lenard Ward , to join me at lunch in Gulfport Fl. I waited ... Couldn't reach him on his cell phone
. And left two hours later.
On Tuesday morning I received the call. Lenny was found dead in the bay on Monday afternoon. While no conclusions have been made by Florida
FWC who is investigating, it is likely that he was hit by a power boat
while making his way to the Gulfport dinghy dock
from his live aboard sailboat. He leaves behind two sons and many sad friends.
For those who may be inclined my wife has started a gofundme page to help with his final expenses, please take a moment to read her tribute.