Harry D. Sturrock

Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2008

Lifelong Juneau resident Harry D. "Hub" Sturrock died April 2, 2008, at the Juneau Pioneers Home. He was 89.

Born July 21, 1918, in Douglas, to Alex and Mabel Sturrock, he grew up in Douglas and lived on Thane Road. In 1929, the family moved to Starr Hill, where he lived for more than 50 years. He graduated from Juneau High School in 1936.

He worked in grocery stores in Juneau for 47 years, working at Behrends Grocery, Home Grocery, California Grocery and Foodland. He was a partner in Foodland Supermarket prior to his retirement in 1984.

Family said he was often approached in later years by former young employees who thanked him for their exposure to the work world.

He served in World War II in Alaska, at Amchitka Island, and was a member of the Pioneers of Alaska.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy Sturrock; parents; brother, Alec "Stick" Sturrock; and sister, Mabel Russell.

He is survived by his daughter, Sue Judson and her husband, Alan, of Juneau; sons, Sandy Sturrock and his wife, Jeannie, of Juneau, Jim Sturrock and his wife, Kathy, of Juneau, Mike Sturrock and his wife, Kelly, of Juneau, and Gary Sturrock and his wife, Margy, of Woodinville, Wash.

At his request, no services will be held. Memorials may be sent to Hospice and Home Care of Juneau or a favorite charity.

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