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.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Oct. 7, 2018.