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Stephen J Biernacki

February 13, 1968 ~ January 9, 2019 (age 50)

Stephen Biernacki was born on February 13th, 1968 in Riverside, New Jersey to Richard and MaryAnn. After high school, he became a commercial fisherman for a fishing boat. Later, he became the captain of the fishing vessel Mary B II, a  42 foot crabber. During his life, he moved to live in Newport, Oregon, where he stayed for the rest of his life. On January 9th, 2019 Stephen passed away in a boating accident at the age of 50 years old.

A vigil was held with over 100 friends, family and community members gathering at Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site Wednesday night to pay tribute to the who men died when the Fishing Vessel Mary B II was swamped by a wave on the Newport bar late Tuesday.  The Newport Fishermen's Wives have set up a fund to help the families. Donations can be made by going to and clicking the "Donate" button. Checks can also be mailed to Newport Fishermen's Wives, P.O. Box 971, Newport, OR 97365


Donations may be made to:

Newport Fishermens Wives
P.O. Box 971, Newport OR 97365

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