O’Malley on the Passing of Larry Simns

March 15, 2013

Governor Martin O’Malley issued the following statement on the passing of Larry Simns:

“For more than four decades, Larry Simns served as the voice of the men and women who tirelessly work our magnificent waterways, bringing Maryland’s storied seafood to market and table.

“It is difficult to picture the Maryland Watermen’s Association without Larry at the helm or to imagine our watermen’s community or seafood industry without his leadership. It is impossible to put into words the deep personal loss being felt by so many across our State, including our staff at the Department of Natural Resources, where Larry was a revered partner for so many years.

“Today our prayers are with Larry’s family and all of those who called him a friend. May he fall gently into the arms of He who once gathered fishermen in Galilee. Larry will be loved among them.”

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