Former Juneau resident Robert Charles Elmore, 52, died Feb. 6, 2005, in Fairbanks.
He was born to George and Bobbi Elmore on Nov. 3, 1952, in Chattanooga, Tenn. He moved with his family to Miami, Fla., where he lived until he joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1969. He served in Vietnam with the Third Marine Division of the Seventh Fleet as a heavy equipment operator.
Upon separation from the Marine Corps, he enlisted in the Coast Guard. After 20 years of military service, he served as the veterans' representative for Southeast Alaska. He was instrumental in bringing the Vietnam Moving Memorial Wall to Alaska. He served as the regional manager for the Northern Region of the Alaska Department of Labor. He was a member of American Legion Post #57, Fairbanks Elks Chapter, and active in various veteran's programs. He received his bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1994.
He enjoyed motorcycles, the Miami Dolphins, hunting, fishing, hiking, photography, and spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father George and grandparents Robert and Catherine McNabb.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Kathie; children Sean, Ryan and Erin of Fairbanks, Christine and her husband David Burns of Hendersonville, N.C., and Amy and her husband Chris Wilson; grandchildren Michaela and Kade of Daytona, Fla.; mother Bobbi Jean Elmore of Davie, Fla.; sister Betty and her husband Norman Labush; brothers-in-law Jim and wife Janine Jacobsen of Issaquah, Wash., Bob and wife Darlene Jacobsen of Juneau, and John and wife Tina Jacobsen of Keller, Tex.; sister-in-law Karen and husband Jeff Hansen of Juneau; many nieces and nephews and friends.
A memorial service was held at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 11 at Holy Family Chapel in Fairbanks. Donations can be made in his name to the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 4, P.O. Box 22588, Juneau, AK, 99802 or to Catholic Schools of Fairbanks.
A celebration of his life will be held this summer in Juneau. His ashes will be spread at the cabin on Seymour Canal with the remainder at the Shrine of St. Therese, where he and Kathie were married.