Obituaries

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2000

Martin John Richard

Juneau resident Martin John Richard died April 19, 2000, in a car accident on the Seward Highway.

He was born Aug. 3, 1949, in Louisville, Ky. He attended Chabot College and California State University in Hayward, Calif., and served in the U.S. Air Force as an accounting specialist. He studied law for a year in California and moved to Juneau in 1979.

He worked for the Alaska Department of Revenue throughout the 1980s. From 1986 until his death he served as the director of the Division of Investments for the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development.

He was on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and was the chairman of a public committee that reviewed the proposed reopening of the Alaska Juneau gold mine in 1989. He was also involved in the Fishermen's Memorials in Homer and Juneau.

He is survived by his wife Jill of Juneau, and his stepchildren Trevor, Logan and Monica Nelson; his mother Anne Richard and sisters Eileen Bliss, Leonardich and Polly Van Buren, all of California, and sister Nancy Reimers of Fairbanks.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 28, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Juneau.

Charles Dale Karella

Former Juneau resident Charles Dale Karella died April 17, 2000, at Alaska Regional Hospital in Wasilla from Guillian Barre Syndrome.

He was born Jan. 24, 1929, in Norfolk, Neb.

In 1946, he came to Alaska while serving in the U.S. Air Force at Ladd Field. He returned to Fairbanks with his family in 1959. He was employed as an engineer by the Bureau of Public Roads and later with the Alaska Department of Transportation. In 1974, he was transferred to Juneau and worked with DOT until his retirement in 1986. Karella married Pat Borden in 1988 and a year later the family left Juneau and spent their time between Port Angeles, Wash., and Lake Louise.

He fulfilled his lifelong dream in 1993 when he earned his private pilot's license.

He was preceded in death by his father, father-in-law and brothers Ambrose of Fairbanks and Lloyd of Norfolk, Neb.

He is survived by his mother Delora Karella of Norfolk, Neb.; wife Pat of Wasilla, ex-wife Charlene of Kenai; sons Don (and wife Cheryl) of Fairbanks, Kenneth (and wife Rita) of Sequim, Wash., Roger (and wife Denise), Lawrence and Richard all of Kenai, daughter Barbara (and husband Mitch) Sayegh of California; sisters Sharon (and husband Bill) Frost of Cordova, Florence (and husband Roy) of Norfolk, Marcella (and husband Alvin) Frauendorfer and Mildred (and husband Frederick) Ridder all of Madison, Neb.; brother Jerome (and wife) Betty of Florida; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wasilla.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to Sacred Heart Church Choir Fund, 1201 E. Bogard Road, Wasilla, AK, 99654.

The family may be reached at HC32, P.O. Box 6704, Wasilla, AK, 99654.



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