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Leavenworth Holden ’39

Published in Feb. 26, 2003, issue

Worth died of cancer on June 26, 2002, at the home of his daughter in Easton, Md. In addition to his family, his greatest love and fulfillment was sailing and building boats of all kinds. He most especially delighted in the design and building of wood and fiberglass sailing craft. He was well known for his original design and building of the first fiberglass pleasure boat on the Chesapeake, a speedy and comfortable vessel called High Wind, in 1958. She is still owned and sailed by a relative today. Worth also repaired, built, and refinished furniture and was remarkably innovative in some of the fine furniture and wooden decorative pieces that he designed and crafted.

Worth and Mary Katherine Hoyt of Baltimore were married in 1946. For several years they lived along the East Coast in various locales, such as New York and Rhode Island, but lived in Annapolis from the late 1950s until they retired to Easton in 1985. He leaves Mary Katherine, three children, and four grandchildren, all of whom cherished his dry, ironic wit, his skills, talents, and gracious goodwill. We offer them our sincere sympathy.

The Class of 1939

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