David A. Jincks, age 70, passed away on May 24, 2022, after suffering 10 months with Glioblastoma, an aggressive and fast growing form of brain cancer. David was born February 12, 1952 in Eugene, Oregon to Arthur and Flora Jincks. He was the third of their four sons. In 1963, at age eleven, David moved to Newport with his family and graduated from Newport High School in 1971. During high school, he spent summers commercial fishing for salmon and tuna. In 1972 he lost his pollywog tail and became a shellback when he crossed the equator aboard the Research Vessel Yaquina. After returning to Newport, David commercial fished from California to the Bering Sea. In 1986 he traveled to the Soviet Union with a delegation of west coast fisherman to continue negotiations for the whiting joint venture. He twice served as a Newport port commissioner, and also served as the president of the MidWater Trawl Cooperative.
David knew where to find all the good things in life, which he most often found behind a DO NOT ENTER sign. He loved a practical joke, even when he was on the receiving end, and he generously shared his sense of fun. But to the disappointment of many, he never divulged the recipe for his secret sauce.