Summary: historian and one of the co-founders of the Titanic Historical Society in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts in 1963 who had served as its longtime president when he and other members of the society has long been a strong supporter of Dr. Robert Ballard's exploration of the ill-fated ship's wreckage off Newfoundland in 1985 and even helped to assist filmmaker James Cameron in the filming of the 1997 Academy Award-winning movie Titanic, and whose organization became one of the world's leading centers for the research of the RMS Titanic as well as documenting the lives of its passengers and crew under his leadership.
Cause of Death: Lengthy illness
Born: November 10, 1939
Died: April 13, 2014
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts