William Nealy, Famed Whitewater Cartoonist Passed Away

Posted: 08/06/2001
By: Nick Lipkowski
Well known among paddlers for his instructional books, stories and river maps, William Nealy passed away July 19, 2001 at the age of 47. Nealy brought a self deprecating sense of humor and a wealth of practical knowledge to all his work. His river maps are still posted prominently at Southeastern rafting companies for the benefit of both customers and guides, and served to guide many kayakers and canoeists on their maiden voyages. William Nealy was a one of a kind, loved in the paddling community and will be missed.

All are encouraged to contact his wife Holly who has expressed a desire to hear from people directly. Her email address is hwallace@mindspring.com. Messages can also be posted at www.williamnealy.com/ where there is a guest book for people to post stories, thoughts, memories and so forth.

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