Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2001

Andrew L. Robinson

Andrew L. (Andy) Robinson died at his home on Fox Island, Wash., Dec. 17, 2000.

Robinson was born Dec. 8, 1914, in Greeley, Colo. He lived in Juneau with his wife Freida from 1945 to 1976. They owned and operated Robinson's Men's Wear until retirement in 1976, when they moved to Fox Island.

Robinson was a lifetime member of the Elks. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, sports and his dog, Meggie. His family wrote that he will be remembered as a very special husband, father, grandfather and friend. He and Frieda celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 19, 2000.

He is survived by Frieda of Fox Island, Wash.; his son Charles and daughter-in-law Judy of Juneau; his son Freddie of Kihei, Hawaii; and grandsons Tom of Seattle and Mike of Juneau.

Donations may be made in his memory to: The Dialysis Fund, Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3260 Hospital Drive, Juneau, AK 99801; or to the American Heart Association.

Evelyn Mae Crass

Longtime Juneau resident Evelyn Mae Crass, 91, died Jan. 3, 2001, at the Juneau Pioneers' Home.

She was born May 25, 1909, in Milwaukee, Wis., and grew up in Wisconsin. She married at age 17. She was living in Tacoma, Wash., with her husband Earl and son Earl Jr. in 1940 when they bought a 40foot wooden boat, the Emma B, loaded all their worldly possessions aboard and cruised north. They lived in Ketchikan for about a year, and in the summer of 1942 came to Juneau. They lived aboard the Emma B for two years.

In the late 1940s, she and her family remodeled a home at Third and Gold Streets into a fiveunit apartment, which they managed and lived in for many years. She worked as a homemaker and for many years was a waitress at the Baranof. She dedicated her life to homemaking, her son said.

She is survived by her son Earl J. Crass Jr. of Fairbanks, and grandsons Gary of New Jersey, Kevin of Detroit, Mich., and Tom Crass of Fairbanks, and by six great grandchildren, Scott, Christina, Kevin Jr., Misty Ann, Richard and Natily Crass.

There were no memorial services.

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