John Logue Hooper, 81, a yacht maker who lived in Coronado for more than two decades, died last month, according to the Santa Barbara News Press, via Legacy.com.
The Marine veteran founded Santa Barbara Yachts with his father, and the report said many examples of the company's work and craftmanship still can be seen in harbors all along the California coast.
He also founded a yacht brokerage firm in Santa Barbara and owned a small manufacturing company in Chula Vista.
He lived in Coronado for 24 years and was active in the Coronado Yacht Club and the Crown Club, according to the report. He resided in Palm Desert when he died.
The Houston native was a father of four, stepfather of two and grandfather of four.