Roy C. Megargel
1930 - 2018
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Roy C. Megargel of Essex, MD died peacefully on September 22, 2018 at the age of 88. Roy was born in New York, NY on September 5, 1930 to Ralph G. and Elizabeth L. Megargel. A graduate of S. Kent School, Dartmouth College, and Harvard Law, Roy served as a Marine Corps 1st lieutenant in the Korean War. Roy retired from General Tire in 1988 and, taking Joseph Campbell's dictate to heart, followed his bliss aboard his CAL39 Artemis, making two transatlantic passages and living aboard her for nine years with his wife of 39 years, Diane (nee Daniels), before settling in Middle River. Holding membership in several yacht clubs over his life, Roy was most proud of the Offshore Cruising Club. Roy's first boat was Skate which he built with his lifelong friend Bucky. Roy loved sailing Hadley Harbor on a passage to Buzzard's Bay. Roy is survived by his loving wife Diane, daughter Katie (Alan), son Ralph (Elizabeth), step-daughter Leslie (David), step-son Craig (Laurie), and grandchildren Greg, Sarah, Daniel, Ben and Vivi. There will be a private memorial service. Bon Voyage Roy, may you always have fair winds and a following sea.

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Published in Baltimore Sun on Oct. 7, 2018.
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October 11, 2018
Jody and I will miss you deeply but we will remember the sail together and many hours fo conersation. We wish you s you cross the br, quartering ses and fair winds. God bless
David and Joddy Williams
October 8, 2018
Bon Voyage, my dear friend.
I will miss our chats, corn beef hash and coffee at the stern of Artemis.
So many wonderful memories of our times sailing, the East Coast of America, from Maine to Maryland.
The wind filled days, no sight of land, Artemis heeling, cutting a path of foam through the deep azure seas. Singing old sea shanties and drinking an ice cold Yuengling Black & Tan.
The days of rough seas, and
Hurricane driven,strengthening winds, causing us to run for cover, hunkered down in some unfamiliar marina. Watching black and white videos, whilst the wind whistled through the boats rigging.
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"A fresh breeze and a flowing sea
A wind that follows fast,
That fills the white and rustling sails,
And bends the gallant mast.
T'is like the Eagle, free my boys,
Like the Eagle Free!!"
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Thank you, Roy, for the opportunity to share so many wonderful times.
Rest in Peace my friend and say "Hello to Bucky."
Fairwinds and Smooth Sailing.
Peter Weston
October 7, 2018
To the family of Roy Megargel. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. "God heals the brokenhearted". Ps 147-3
Angie A
October 7, 2018

My sincere condolences to family and friends. May God sustain you at this time of such great loss Ps 94:19.
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