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Obituaries

Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2001

Benjamin Hartz

Juneau resident Benjamin Paul Hartz, 51, died Jan. 20, 2001, in Juneau, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Hartz was born July 18, 1949, in Wolf Point, Mont. He and his family later moved to Butte, where he graduated from Boys Central High. He attended Eastern Montana College in Billings. After college he was a carpenter and bartender for several years.

He moved to Juneau in 1984, and served as a corrections officer for the State of Alaska until his death.

He is in the Butte Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the 1965 State A Champion football team. He was all-state in football both his junior and senior year at Butte Central.

Hartz enjoyed deep-sea fishing, horse racing, almost all sports, and his many friends.

He is preceded in death by his father John A. Hartz, and brothers Harry and John Hartz.

He is survived by his mother, Ellie (Reuthlinger) Hartz; children Bill and Haley Hartz; sister-in-law Clara Hartz, nieces Heidi, Jenny, and Amy Hartz and nephew John Hartz, all of Butte, Mont.; aunt Evelyn Hamill of Washington D.C.; and several cousins.

Memorial Services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Sunday at the Auke Bay Recreation Pavilion.

Memorials are requested to be given to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 21836, Juneau, AK, 99802 or a charity of the donor's choice.

Jasper Tyler

Former Juneau resident, Jasper Tyler of Lynwood, Wash., died Jan. 18, 2001, in Seattle.

He was born Oct. 4, 1921, in Tacoma, Wash. His family moved to Juneau in 1935. Tyler joined the Army Alaska Communication System in 1942. While in the ACS he was stationed in Juneau, Adak, Fairbanks and Seattle. He retired from the ACS as a master sergeant in 1963.

Tyler also lived in Anchorage from 1971 until 1989 and worked on the Alaska Pipeline in Valdez and the North Slope. He retired from the labor union in 1982.

Tyler is preceded in death by his son Mitchell and grandson Mitchell Tyler II.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy, of Seattle; daughter Darcy Tyler Holmes and sons Steven and Tim Tyler, all of Seattle; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

At the request of the family no services were held.



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