Juneau resident Martin Pardes died peacefully on Jan. 5, 2009, at his daughter and son-in-law's home after an extended illness. He was 82.
Born in 1924 in Bronx, N.Y., he was a veteran of World War II and earned his living as a floor-layer in New York City.
An avid outdoorsman and fisherman, he retired to Florida in 1988 and moved to Juneau in 2008, due to his illness. Before moving to Alaska, he would visit Juneau in the summer to go fishing in Gustavus and Elfin Cove and stock up his daughter's freezer with fish for the entire year.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Pardes, who lived in New York and Florida.
He is survived by his daughters, Joan Pardes and husband, Doug Sturm, of Juneau, and Fern Dittmar and husband, Bill, of New York; and son, Micheal Pardes and wife, Betty, of New Jersey; granddaughter, Eva Sturm, of Juneau; and grandsons, Aaron and Noah Pardes, of New Jersey.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Congregation Sukkat Shalom, at Cordova and Foster streets on Douglas Island.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice and Home Care of Juneau.