Robert Garey, 57, longtime yacht captainRobert Garey, a...

January 14, 1996

Robert Garey, 57, longtime yacht captain

Robert Garey, a Baltimore native and longtime yacht captain, died of a heart attack Dec. 29 while aboard a yacht in St. Martin, Netherlands Antilles. He was 57.

Mr. Garey of Coral Springs, Fla., was born in Dundalk, where he attended public schools. He learned to sail at an early age and later taught others to sail.

In his early 20s, he received his license to pilot yachts and was a scuba diver for the Middle River Rescue Squad. Later, he was skipper of yachts in Maryland. Eventually, he was employed by a number of yacht owners to sail to the Caribbean, the Panama Canal and Europe.

After returning to the Caribbean in October from his trip to Europe on a 105-foot yacht, "he said he'd done everything he had wanted to do," said his sister Audrey Kulp of Baltimore.

He also is survived by his wife of 30 years, the former Sharon Zaradka; two sons, Robert and Andros Garey of Coral Springs: three brothers, George and Stanley Garey of Baltimore, and William Garey of Volga, Ky.; and another sister, Berniece Hartulis of Baltimore.

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