Anchorage resident Richard Irving Congdon, 93, died Feb. 21, 2003, at Immaculate Conception Home in Anchorage.
He was born Nov. 19, 1909, in Osowatamee, Kan., and moved to Alaska in 1940. He lived in Juneau from 1941 to 1959 and Anchorage from 1959 to 2003. He received a mechanical engineering degree from Purdue University and a dispatchers license from Boeing. He was employed by United Airlines, Pan American Airlines, Pacific Northern Airlines and Western Airlines. He retired from Western Airlines in 1971.
His interests included his family, all things mechanical, fixing things, weather monitoring and reading.
He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-laws, Richard Michael and Kim Anh Congdon, Carl James M. and Kathy Congdon, Robert Edward and Joani Congdon; daughter Eva Elizabeth Heller; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lea and Paul Worrell; sister-in-law, Sarah G. McSparran; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary and Paul Ambacher. He is also survived by grandchildren Elizabeth and Steve McGee; Doug Cooke; Lelia and John Clark; Jennifer Heller; Scott and Teal Ehmann; Kevin and Lisa Yancy; Sharyl, April and Trevor Worrell; Doug, Alana, Jeff, Mike, Katalla, Dorinda, Jamey, Caewyn and Christina Congdon; Jamey and Rebecca Rhodes; Kevin and Kiana Markham; and great-grandchildren, Christopher and Christianna McGee, Conner Ehmann, Annika and Eric Yancy, Aubrey Congdon and Merrianne Markham.
A private family service is to be held.
In lieu of donations the family requests that you do a kind deed or favor for someone in honor Richard Congdon. Arrangements were made by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory.