Former Juneau resident Philip Edward Fishel died Jan. 18, 2008, in Coos Bay, Ore. He was 65.
Born June 19, 1942, in Aberdeen, Wash., he was raised in Neilton, Wash., a small town near Quinault, Wash.
He graduated from Quinault High School in 1960 and began working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service in Quinault in 1962. He retired on Jan. 2, 1998, in Juneau.
Family members said he spent his happiest years in Juneau, where he worked for the regional office as an engineer, and for aviation management.
In July 1975, he and his wife, Anna Fishel, moved to Juneau where they lived until December 1999. He enjoyed the outdoors and spent much time hunting and fishing with many friends, his family said.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Maxine and Edward Fishel, of Neilton. He is survived by his wife Anna Fishel, of Coos Bay; children, Dale E. Fishel, of Coos Bay, Cheryl Hettervig, of Oregon City, Ore., and David Fishel, of Fairview, Ore.; and brother, Dale Floyd, of Olympia, Wash.
At his request, no services were held. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.