Stanley Morris Isaacs


Posted: Monday, April 11, 2005

Juneau resident Stanley Morris Isaacs died March 9, 2005, at Wildflower Court in Juneau.

He was born March 2, 1921, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Following a formal education, he enrolled in trade school where he became a watchmaker. Shortly afterwards, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was assigned as a paratrooper to the 17th Airborne. He took part in the D Day Invasion.

In 1962, he and his family moved to Fairbanks when he was assigned to Fort Wainwright. During his military career, he served in WWII, the Korean conflict and Vietnam. Upon military retirement, the family chose to remain in Fairbanks.

He then went to work for the FAA. His main assignments were in Southeast Alaska. With his wife, he lived in Sisters Island, Yakutat and Petersburg until making they made their home in 1980 in Juneau. After retiring from the FAA, he started his own business in the field of horological restoral service, known statewide as "The Watch Doctor."

He truly loved reading, especially books on ancient history. He was knowledgeable regarding gemology and the faceting of gemstones, having earned his GIA certificate as a licensed appraiser of precious stones. He was a talented musician, playing harmonicas, the piano, the organ and the electric accordion.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, of Juneau; his stepson Richard Davenport of Juneau; and his sister Mary Gildenblatt of Cincinnati.

He is survived by his sister, Betty Roth, of Cincinnati; son, Stanley Malcolm Isaacs, of Flagstaff, Ariz.; daughter, Mary Charnaw, of Aqua Dulce, Calif.; stepson, Owen Davenport, of Juneau; and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Per his request, no visitation or services were held. The family may be contacted at P.O. Box 33498, Juneau 99803.

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