Hull 68 William Larsson

Friends Remember Captain Bill Larsson

A gathering was held Sunday, March 11, 2007, in the Boat Shop at MYM on Kanner Hwy, for relatives and friends of Captain Bill Larsson who passed away on February 25. Bill has been cremated and no services are planned. It was his wish to have his ashes spread on the Hudson River near the Statue of Liberty (on an incoming tide), and so it will be. Captain Bill's Larsholm, a 36 ft. Lord Nelson Victory Tug, was MYM's award-winning entry in Martin County's Christmas Boat Parade last December. He will be missed.

From the Maritime & Yachting Museum Of the Treasure Coast, Newsletter March, 2007


Stuart, Fla., resident William H. “Bill” Larsson, formerly of Point Pleasant, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, in his home.

He was 83 years old.

Born in Jersey City, Capt. Bill resided in Point Pleasant for many years before moving to Florida in 1993.

Before his retirement, Bill was a tug boat captain for many years with Exxon traveling the waters of the Hudson River in New York. During his employment with Exxon, he was valued for his safety and diligence in maneuvering the tugs up and down the Hudson and was so noticed by Exxon with his various awards during his term of employment.

Many will remember Bill traveling the waters of the Barnegat Bay and Metedeconk and Manasquan rivers in his own tug boat, "The Larsholm." He was a member of the Fleet Tug Boat Association, the Maritime Museum, the American Legion, and AmVets in Stuart, Fla.

He was a Navy veteran and was stationed in the Pacific during World War II.

He was predeceased by his wife, Wanda B. Larsson, in 1995.

Surviving are his son, John T. Petzarek and his wife Dotty Gibbons-Petzarek, Point Pleasant; his daughters, Lorraine Petzarek Dougherty and her husband Pete, of Florida, and Kathy Khreim, Toowoomba, Australia, her husband, children, and grandchildren; his granddaughter, Tina Noon and her husband Bill together with their children, John William Noon and Jamie Nicole Noon; and his granddaughter, Lorraine "Lori" Lopian and her husband Doug; and his brothers, Charles Larsson, Jackson, and Richard Larsson, Bradenton, Fla.

Private cremation arrangements were from the Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart, Fla.

Obituaries, Coast Star News Papers, March 9, 2007

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