Tom Gentry, 67, who set several world offshore speedboat...

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

January 18, 1998

Tom Gentry, 67, who set several world offshore speedboat records before a 1994 crash left him hospitalized in a coma for years, died in Honolulu Thursday of respiratory failure. A month before the crash, the multimillionaire residential and commercial developer had set a speed record for its class by driving the boat in which he later crashed at an average speed of 157.4 mph in San Diego Bay. In 1989, Gentry set the trans-Atlantic record of 62 hours, 7 minutes.

Pub Date: 1/18/98

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