Trade Only editor passes away unexpectedly

WASHINGTON – Soundings Trade Only’s Associate Editor JoAnn W. Goddard died unexpectedly of natural causes this week in Washington while covering the American Boating Congress, the magazine said in a statement on its Web site Monday.

Goddard, 44, worked for Soundings Publications for 10 years. Prior to being promoted to STO associate editor, she was a staff writer for Soundings for nearly seven years.

Boating Writers International honored Goddard numerous times throughout the years, including presenting her with its top prize recognizing journalistic excellence, which she received in 2001.

In 2007, Goddard received a national APEX award. She won in the news-writing category for her article, “An Island Divided,” which covered a controversial proposal to expand a marina on Block Island, R.I.

Arrangements are pending.

Goddard is survived by her husband, David, and two college-aged children, Lincoln and Krista, as well as her parents, a brother and a sister.

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