Brother Squegee now sails on serene seas, bow bearing to eternity.

John(Jay) Howard was born in Mount Vernon, New York on August 2, 1941.  Jay was a resident of City Island, New York for the past 59 years.

Jay is survived by his wife, Norma, and his brothers, Ed, Robert, and George of City Island, and their children: Edward, Lucille, Michelle, Robert, Cassidy and Russell.Jay is also survived by his two sons with his first wife, Maureen Kortleven; John, daughter-in-law Kimberly, and grandson Kingston, and Peter, daughter-in-law Carrie, and grandchildren Bryce and Laurel.

Jay was a major force in City Island Community Projects, Outreach, and Service and was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

He was a true “Man of the People”, and inspired everyone with his kindness, selflessness, humor, and genuine interest in the human spirit; especially the young, the vulnerable, the needy, and the ordinary.  Jay made everyone he knew feel like the most important person in the world.

Jay lit up a room with his infectious personality and laughter. He was never one to deny anyone a moment of his time, or safe harbor for the needy.  He always appeared to take great pleasure in helping others.

Jay Howard achieved public recognition for his service with teens through his “Living Rocks” Project, and was an inspiration to young and old alike.

Squegee in Sag Harbor, September 2016


Squegee in Sag Harbor’s Whaling Museum, September 2016









A memorial service for Jay will be held Saturday,  November 4, 11 a.m. at the Trinity Methodist Church, corner of City Island Avenue and Bay Street. (113 Bay, 10464). It will be followed by a reception in the church hall.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers a contribution be made in Jay’s memory. The NY Brotherhood will do so when there is more information about the creation of a fund honoring Jay’s enormous contributions to the youth of City Island.
Sadly, Jungle Jane


Memoriam on Jon Frick

It is with deep regret that we convey the passing (11/1/15) of
Sun Coast Table Brother Jon Frick (aka Mr. Clean), Flag # 200.

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It is with deep regret that we convey the passing today (11/1/15) of
Sun Coast Table Brother Jon Frick (aka Mr. Clean), Flag # 200. Jon was 75
years old at the time of his death.

Jon battled small cell carcinoma for the last two years. During that period,
after regimens of chemotherapy and radiation, he was twice pronounced cancer
free. However, small cell carcinoma is an unyielding foe, and a recent
diagnostic test confirmed its virulent reappearance.

Jon was a native of Ohio. He was a US Navy veteran, as well as a retired
police officer. Jon was also an entrepreneur and owned his own patio
furniture upholstery business immediately prior to he and Bette relocating
to the Bradenton, FL area from Ohio in 1998. He was inducted into the
Brotherhood of The Coast in 2003, and served as Sun Coast Table Captain from
2008->2012. He was also a member of the Counsel of Sages under immediate past
National Captain Charles Hankins.

Jon, and his beloved captive Bette, were devoted members of the BOC. All
those who met Jon were struck by his imposing presence, booming voice,
gentle nature, graciousness, and the genuine affection he displayed toward
brothers and captives alike. During his years as Sun Coast Captain, Jon
presided over four very successful Little Pirates Christmas Zafs, as well as
hosting a National Captains Meeting.

Besides his love of the sea, Jon was a classic car aficionado, a motorcycle
enthusiast, and taught himself to be a superb paver artisan. Those visiting
Bette and Jon’s home in northwest Bradenton marveled at the beautiful pavers
Jon installed around the entire outside of the house. Jon and Bette were
also patrons of the arts and devoted much of their time and funds to the
Manatee Players, a local community theater organization in Bradenton, FL.
Jon was an Emeritus Member of the Manatee Players Board of Directors.

Jon’s good nature was infectious. It was indeed difficult not to be in high
spirits when conversing with him about anything BOC related. He truly loved
this organization, and we will all be the poorer for his passing. Of course
everyone has foibles, and Jon was no exception. He smoked too much, and
drank too little (he was always happier with Mountain Dew in his glass
rather than rum).

Besides his captive Bette, Jon leaves behind daughters Jennifer, Debbie, and
Katy, and son Jay, along with numerous grandchildren. Jon wished to be
cremated and have his ashes scattered in the Manatee River. There will be an
announcement forthcoming as to when that ceremony will take place.

John D’Alusio (aka The Crab), US Flag 192

Sun Coast Table