Salty angler remembered by crew

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Julius Geller, a World War II veteran and an incurable angler, was, for decades, a constant presence on Brooklyn, N.Y., charter fishing boats.

For years, he sat at a table in the cabin of the Brooklyn VI playing poker with a group of regulars as they sailed to the best fishing spots such as 17 Fathoms or Mud Buoy.

Brooklyn's boat captains long ago had stopped charging Geller to come aboard. Even in his late 80s, he hauled his own catch over the side.

Click here for a recollection of Geller by those who knew his passion for angling.