Memorial Service for Dr. Sherwood Maynard

Our dear colleague and friend, Sherwood Maynard, passed away on Thursday, December 5th, after a long struggle with diabetes and related health issues. As Director of the Marine Option Program (MOP) from 1980 – 2007, he mentored 1000’s of students in marine-related studies and was responsible for the development of Hawaii’s unique underwater field schools (QUEST and MAST), Blue-Water Marine Lab, the Graduate Ocean Policy Certificate, and the Maritime Archaeology Symposium. At the time of his retirement in 2008, he led the Biology and Marine Biology programs at the University of Hawaii-Manoa College of Natural Sciences.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan 25th from 10 a.m. (services to start at 11 a.m., refreshments/food to follow) at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Sherwood's memory to the University of Hawaii Marine Option Program or to the Sherwood Maynard scholarship for the MOP QUEST Student Assistance Fund through the University of Hawaii Foundation.