George H. Brabaw


Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Former Juneau resident George H. Brabaw, 82, died Feb. 20, 2006, in his home in Amity, Ore.

A gathering of family members and friends was held from Feb. 25 in Amity.

He was born to George Henry and Flora Brabaw on July 11, 1923, in Canton, N.Y. He was raised and schooled in New York and was in the Army during World War II. After the war, he moved to Juneau and lived here until 1990, when he moved to Sheridan, Ore. Finally, he moved to Amity in 2004. He worked for many years for Juneau Motor Co. as a body and fender man. He married Pat Brown Smith in Coos Bay, Ore.

He was a member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 420 in Juneau.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Brabaw of Amity; sons, David Brabaw of Juneau and Brad Brabaw of McMinnville, Ore.; stepson, Michael Smith of Amity; daughter, Georgene Nielsen of Fairbanks; stepdaughter, Michele Cushman of Amity; sisters, Hildred Cuthbert, Betty Mashburn, Fran Sheridan and Muriel Backus, all of New York; and one grandchild, seven step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

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