Juneau resident James L. Larson died March 9, 2010, in Juneau. He was 56.
Born March 14, 1953, in Seattle, Wash., he was a man among men, his family said.
"He walked this earth touching all who came to know him in a positive manner. His labor was drawn from the earth as he harvested the bounty of the beautiful Alaskan waters. He certainly will be missed and was well respected by all those he worked with out of Juneau. His Love was that of his family. He diligently cared for his loving parents Art and Jesse during their final time here. Jim always saw to the needs of others in a way that was the example of the way only a select few that walk this earth were able. Jim will be remembered lovingly, and missed terribly by all."
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Larson; brothers, John Larson and wife, Ana; Todd and wife, Maureen, and family; a stepdaughter and grandchildren, cousins nieces, nephews and extended family too vast and numerous to list.
"Jim denied no one in his circle of life that he recognized as having a need he could fill," his family said. "Jim was a very intelligent and well read man that made no issue about sharing his wisdom with those he considered his friends. He also made no bones about sharing his wrath with those whom displayed incompetence in his professional endeavors. He was at the ready to craft a well thought out letter to any of our local leadership that he determined needed a little educating about what he perceived was the correct thing to do. His intellect is one of the things that those of us left behind will certainly miss. His shoes here on this earth will be very difficult to fill when needing a dose of that perfect Larson perspective.
"Rest well brother Jim, your journey here is ended. Your future peace guaranteed now and for eternity. Until we meet again in the hereafter. You were truly an angel on earth. We love you forever."
A memorial ceremony and celebration of Jim's life will be held in April 2010. A place and time will be announced later.