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September 18, 2014
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Richard ‘Dick’ Rhodes: a river patrolman passes on his paddle

Dick Rhodes, waving, stands among his family of fellow river patrollers during a Delaware River Sojourn. To his right is Dejay Branch, current vice commodore of the National Canoe Safety Patrol and a dear friend.


A celebration of Dick’s life is scheduled for June 8 at 11 a.m. at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Rowland, PA. The Lackawaxen River Conservancy will also hold an event to celebrate his years of service. The NCSP has established the Richard Rhodes River Rescue Scholarship Fund in his memory. Send checks to NCSP, PO Box 91, Lackawaxen, PA 18435 or visit www.nationalcanoesafetypatrol.com for more information.

Details are also available regarding the May 4-6 Training Weekend and upcoming Skills Drills Events.