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Westlawn Alumnus James A. “Jimmy” Lombard III D.V.M. and Boat Designer - 1955 to 2010
SENECA FALLS - James A. Lombard III, D.V.M., 55, of Lower Lake Rd., died unexpectedly, Saturday
(March 6, 2010) at his residence. Dr. Lombard was born in Troy, New York, on February 20, 1955, t
son of Marfisa Morrone Lombard and the late James A. Lombard, Jr. After graduating from Troy Hi
School, he attended the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston. He received his Bachelor o
Science Degree in Biology and his Doctor of Veterinary Science from Ross University in St. Kitts, W
Indies. Jimmy also studied yacht and boat design at the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology.
Prior to obtaining his veterinary degree he designed and hand crafted a line of gentleman’s runab
under the name of James Anthony Powerboats. To this day his powerboats grace the waterways fr
Annapolis to Phuket Thailand. Dr. Lombard loved designing pleasure craft, writing, and architectural design. He loved liv
on the water.
Westlawn was planning a story for
The Masthead
about Jimmy and his designs and corresponded with him over the pas
year. The following is a chronology of e-mails that I received from him during that period. Also enjoy the works of art cre
ated by Jimmy Lombard that have come to life as beautiful runabouts.
Norm Nudelman, editor.
From: James Lombard
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2009 3:25 AM
To: nnudelman@westlawn.edu
Dear Norman,
I am quite sure that it was you who used
to critique my work and lesson plans
while I was studying the Westlawn course
thirty years ago.
I have designed and built several boats
since then and I have attached a photo-
graph of my latest design. My hulls are
hand-laid fiberglass with varnished ma-
hogany decks. I think of you every time
that I draw because you offered me sage
advice:
"Never be afraid to erase." It has helped
me more than you know, and as a result I
spend just as much time erasing as I do
drawing!
Thank you!
Sincerely,
Jimmy Lombard
The James Anthony Powerboat Company
2461 Lower Lake Road
Seneca Falls
New York 13148
Renderings by Stephen L. Davis
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