We received this note from Michael Boge, President of the Inland Empire Chapter ACBS.
Michael wrote – It is with great sadness that I am passing along the news of Inland Empire Chapter member Jim McGoldrick’s passing on Friday, September 7th.
If you had the good fortune to ever meet Jim McGoldrick or attended the Welcome Aboard Party that Jim and Melaine Goldrick hosted last year at the Classic Boat Festival in Sandpoint, Idaho you would have quickly realized that Jim had a lifelong interest and love of boating.
Jim’s long time friends Jerry Gilbreath and Jim Thorpe didn’t want this summer to go by without Jim getting a boat ride. The “Bullmoose Junior” (Jim and Milaine’s Lyman) needed some work done on it and Jerry had picked the boat up. When it was finished, Jerry called and said he was bringing the boat back up to take Jim for a boat ride.
Jim was in high spirits, did all the navigating, and brought it back into the slip clean as a whistle. After seeing Jerry Gilbreath and Jim Thorpe off, Jim went back down to the boat at the dock and it must have been the pure excitement of it all or exquisite fate that Jim McGoldrick spent his final moments on his ship.
Milaine, Jim’s wife, Anne Wagstaff, his niece, and Dan Schwerin, Jim’s neighbor and friend, were there to see him off.
Seems to me to be a fitting way to end an extrodinary life.
President Inland Empire ACBS
(With comments from Molly McGoldrick Beck – Jim McGoldrick’s daughter)