Juneau resident James Douglas Weir died April 14, 2010, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 52.
James was born July 16, 1957, in Douglas to William and Lucille Weir, he grew up on the island and graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School.
James enlisted in the Marine Corps after graduation and served his first tour with the HMX 1 Presidential Helicopter Squadron at Quantico, Va. His next tour was at the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island, Wash., after which he and his wife, Janet, moved back to Juneau in 1982, where James enlisted in the Army National Guard.
James and family later moved to Anchorage, where he served until his retirement in 199l. There, he worked for the Anchorage Police Department prior to moving back to Douglas. Once back, James worked for Care-A-Van and West Tours. He made his home in Douglas prior to his passing.
James loved boating, snowmobiling, reading, and spending time with his pet Sheltie, Mac.
James is survived by his sons, Samuel Douglas Weir and Daniel Edward Weir and their mother, Janet Weir, of Kenai; brothers Bill (Judy) Weir, of Haines, and Kevin Weir, of Douglas; sister Wendy (Richard) Schenker; nephews William and Travis Schenker, of Wasilla, and Joseph Lofstrom; sister Heather and niece, April, of Juneau. Also surviving are cousins, Susie Harrison, of Wasilla, Wade and Barb Lacey, of Anchorage, and Bill and Elaine Beiler of Palmer.
James was loved and will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.
Donations can be made in his memory to the Alaska Veterans Association, 1201 North Muldoon Road, Anchorage, AK 99504.
Arrangements are entrusted to Alaskan Heritage Memorial Chapel in Anchorage.
Internment with full military honors will be held at 2 p.m. on June 10, 2010, at Sitka National Cemetery.