We are sharing the sad news that Jim Gladson, our founder, and longtime inspirational leader has passed away. He crossed the bar quietly in his sleep after breakfast Wednesday morning.
The family is actively planning a burial at sea and a celebration of life that we expect will be in August. Please watch your inbox for further updates.
The impact that Jim had on his family, friends, students, volunteers, employees and the community was immense and we could not do justice to his legacy in this short email. However, there are two sayings that I think come close to summing up Jim’s passion for leaving the world a better place:
“School is where the kids are.”
“We will sail with no empty berths and we will leave no child on the dock for their ability to pay.”
Fair winds Jim,
The celebration of Life and Dedication of Building G
In honor of Los Angeles Maritime Institute Founder
Memorial Sail and Flotilla
Sail departs at 10:30 a.m.
Arrival and boarding at 10:00 a.m. from Berth 78, Ports O’Call, San Pedro, CA 90731
Celebration of Life
Building G, Berth 73, San Pedro, CA 90731
Lunch buffet and Dedication of Building G
Program and Ceremony begin at 2:00 p.m.
To RSVP for the Memorial Sail and Flotilla and the Celebration of Life please contact Anita in the Los Angeles Maritime Institute Office at 310-833-6055
Limited seating on the Memorial Sail so RSVP early. Attend both morning and afternoon events or just one of the events but you must RSVP to Anita.