Charles Thomas Maccagno

Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2010

Charles Thomas Maccagno, a longtime Juneau resident, passed away at home July 3, 2010 while surrounded by his family and friends.

Born in Los Angeles Oct. 13, 1937 to Charles and Delilah Maccagno, Chuck went into the U.S. Army at age 17. He served with honor and distinction with the Special Forces during the Korean Conflict.

The Army brought Chuck to his beloved state of Alaska in the late 1950s. He married the love of his life, Mary, June 11, 1965.

During his life, he was a man of many trades, including merchant seaman, cross-country truck driver, smoke jumper, millwright, fisherman, mineworker welder, logger, marine engineer, law enforcement and his work with Maccagno Herbs. Over the years, he also volunteered as a Boy Scout leader, firefighter and served on the Juneau 4th of July committee. He loved to bake, make jams and jellies, fish, be on the water and tend his gardens and greenhouses.

Chuck's love for his country continued after his military career. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and served as a Chaplain in the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife Mary of Juneau, his son Robert (Sandy) of Anchorage, Henry Morgan of Juneau, Kathleen (Joseph) Buell of Juneau and Debbie of Canada; grandchildren Jesse Miles Morgan King of Colorado, Adara and Thomas Kollander of Mesa, Ariz., Althea Buell of Juneau, Brittany Buell of Vermillion, S.D., Brian and Sally Lentz of Denver and Bradley Lentz of Anchorage; and great-grandchildren Corey, Amanda, Blake, Ethan, Emma, Lenna and Kayla.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 5100 Glacier Highway in Juneau. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Peeples, Dick Hand, Tim Armstrong, Richard Winchell, Dr. Richard Welling and Robert Francis.

His remains will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered in different parts of Alaska.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Women of the Moose, Juneau Chapter No. 439, for all the wonderful work they do in the community. Donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 32652, Juneau, AK 99803-2652

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