Former Juneau resident John McKelvey died Jan. 31, 2007, at Letterkenny Hospital in Ireland after a short illness. He was 81.
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He was born Nov. 23, 1925, in Curraghamone, Ireland. He immigrated at an early age.
He worked many construction jobs around the state of Alaska. In 1976, he and his wife purchased The Lucky Lady bar with partner Neil Brogan. In August 2005, after retirement, they returned to Ireland.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Eileen McKelvey; daughter, Patricia McKelvey; brother, Gerry McKelvey; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be a Mass at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of the Nativity in Juneau. A celebration of his life will immediately follow at The Lucky Lady.