John Hudnut Lockwood

11/14/2012 9:57 AM |

Mattituck resident John Hudnut Lockwood died Nov. 6 in Westerly, R.I. He was 88.

He was born May 2, 1924, to William and Mary Lockwood in Boston, Mass., and was educated at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

He served in the Pacific with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was associated with his family’s steel business in Ohio and was a sales executive in the Northeast, settling his family in New Suffolk in the 1950s.

A passionate sailor, he was a proud member of the Peconic Bay Sailing Association, Shelter Island Yacht Club, Off Soundings Club and other prominent sailing groups, according to family members. He joined forces with other New Suffolk sailing enthusiasts to form the Old Cove Yacht Club. He also enjoyed teaching sailing and encouraging those who shared his interest. He and his wife, Patricia, were active members of the PBSA and rarely missed a Wednesday night race on their Stuart Knockabout, Delight.

Mr. Lockwood was predeceased by his stepson Tovey Lesnikowski; his sister, Mary Oakes; and his brother Bruce, who died in October.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years; his daughter, Robin Hall of North Stonington, Conn.; his brother Ned, of Traverse City, Mich.; one grandson; and two stepsons.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 906 Old Harbor Road, New Suffolk.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Old Cove Yacht Club Youth Sailing Foundation, 14 Old Harbor Road, New Suffolk, NY 11956.