Tug Fleet Owner And Operator Bart Turecamo Dies At Age Of 64

Bart Turecamo, who owned and operated a fleet of 22 tugs and barges along the East Coast, died recently on his boat in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 64 years old.

Mr. Turecamo oversaw the growth of his family-owned business from a fleet of three boats to 19 tugs based in New York and Charleston, S.C. He had a reputation as a harddriving, dedicated businessman who grew up on the tugs, serving as a licensed captain, and eventually became the chief executive officer of Turecamo Coastal & Harbor Towing Corporation.

Mr. Turecamo stepped down from the presidency in 1982 after suffering a stroke that left him partially paralyzed but with his sense of humor intact. He has been serving as chairman of the board for the past 2V2 years. In addition to his business activities, he has been a major fund raiser for St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, N.Y., and has served as vice president of the Italian Seaman's Club of New York.

He is survived by his wife Jean, and six children: Helen Jean Newman, Kathleen Nistad, Joan McGinty, Bart Turecamo, Mary DiGiovanni, and Margaret Turecamo. Also, a brother Vincent Turecamo, and sister Frances Dwyer, and 11 grandchildren.

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