I recently learned that David Ahlers, a long-time IYC member, past Commodore and Board Member, passed away on March 28, after an extended illness. Dave and his wife, Nancy, joined the Yacht Club in 1992 and were active members for over 20 years. An avid sailor, David loved spending time down at the club and on the lake at the helm of his sailboat Ockham’s Razor.
The formal obituary appeared in the April 2, issue of the Ithaca Journal in print, but the online version was only viewable on the Perkins Funeral home website: http://www.perkinsfuneralhome.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/15090/id/3641376 and may have gone unnoticed by many.
An announcement also appeared in this week’s Cornell Chronicle: http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2016/04/former-johnson-professor-david-ahlers-dies-78.
A celebration of David’s life will be held at the Yacht Club later this summer. We will send out an announcement when a date has been set. In the meantime, if you would like to send a card to his wife, Nancy, the address is: 725 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.
Our sincerest condolences to Nancy and her family.
May the wind forever be in David's sails...