Douglas resident Hugh Malone died March 8, 2001, as the result of an accident while vacationing in Vernazza, Italy.
He was born Jan. 22, 1944, in Catskill, N.Y., to F.J. and Cate Malone. He moved to Alaska with his family in 1958. He was a land surveyor by profession but was better known for his public service to Alaska. He served on the Kenai City Council, the Kenai Borough Assembly, and was elected a state representative from the Kenai Peninsula in 1972. He served 12 years in the Alaska House and was speaker of the House in 1977-78.
He was in Juneau seasonally throughout the 1970s and '80s and moved to Douglas in 1986. Malone was commissioner of Revenue during Gov. Steve Cowper's administration, 1986-1990.
A wake will be held at The Twisted Fish in Juneau from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 17. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to Hugh Malone Day of Quiet Memorial Fund at National Bank of Alaska, account number 2102118762.
Malone is survived by his wife, Deborah Vogt of Douglas, daughter Shevaun Malone of Colorado Springs, Alanna Malone of Juneau, and son Rory Malone of Douglas. He is also survived by his brother Pat Malone of Kenai, sister and brother-in-law Eileen and Peter Lyse of Wasilla, sister and brother-in-law Rosie and Tom Murphy of Anchorage, aunt Maureen McAleer of Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, and many nieces, nephews and cousins in Alaska, Outside and in Ireland.