Longtime Juneau resident John William Elsner died Jan. 25, 2003, at his residence in Juneau.
He was born on March 12, 1945, in Palmer. He graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School, attended University of Alaska Fairbanks, and served in the Alaska National Guard. He worked for Pacific Northern Airlines, Western Airlines and Alaska Airlines.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clara and William Elsner.
He is survived by his son, Michael William Elsner of Juneau.
A service will be held at Alaskan Memorial Park at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31.