National Board Mourns Gary Wheaton
The National Board was saddened to learn of the May 6 passing of Gary Wheaton, Rhode Island chief boiler and pressure vessel inspector from 1983 to 1988.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation hour on Saturday, May 11, from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the Kubaska Funeral Home, 33 Harris Avenue, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. A prayer service will follow at 12:00 P.M. The burial is private.
Mr. Wheaton served in the United States Navy as a machinist mate and attained his Merchant Marine fireman/water tender license and served on board the research vessel Atlantis II for the Wood Hole Oceanographic Institute. He became an authorized inspector employed by the state of Rhode Island in 1981. He obtained his National Board Commission in 1982. The following year he was promoted to chief inspector for the state of Rhode Island and was elected to National Board membership. Mr. Wheaton held the National Board A, B, and N endorsements.