Robert Carl Zarnetske Jr., 70, formerly of Milford, Bridgeport and Newtown, reporter, boating advocate, sailor, recently died at his home in Sarasota, Fla.

Survived by his wife, Cathy Dobbs of Sarasota, Fla., his son, Robert Zarnetske III and daughter-in-law, Shirley Taylor of Madison, his daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and William Leger of Milford, his daughter, Kristin Zarnetske of West Haven, six grandchildren, and his brother and sister-in-law, John and Diane Zarnetske of Anchorage, Alaska.

A memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Milford on Thursday, April 21 at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions: Milford Flotilla 73 Training Center, Inc., 1 Helwig St. Milford, CT 06460.