Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2000

Roy Jackson

Former Juneau resident Roy Jackson died May 18, 2000, in Seattle.

Jackson was born in Juneau in 1917. He grew up in Juneau and was fascinated with fish and fishing from an early age. He earned a degree from the University of Washington School of Fisheries in 1939 and did fisheries research on rivers in British Columbia. He earned a degree in civil engineering in 1948.

He worked with the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission from 1938 until 1955, and held key staff positions. He was successful in his work to enhance fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska.

In 1955 he became director of the new International North Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission, which included Japan. In 1964 he moved to Rome and became involved in world-wide fisheries issues. In 1972 he went to work with the United Nations as deputy director-general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. He returned to Seattle in 1979 and founded an international fisheries consulting firm.

He is survived by four children, a brother and 14 grandchildren.

John Lewis Gaffney

Former Juneau resident John Lewis Gaffney died July 13, 2000, in Brunswick, N.H. He was 82.

He was born May 11, 1918, in Seattle, and grew up in Chichagof, Cordova and Juneau. He graduated from Juneau High School in 1936.

He attended the University of Idaho and returned to Juneau to work as a reporter with the Daily Alaska Press. During World War II he worked for the Navy in Yakutat and Cold Bay. In 1945 he married Patricia Boe.

He worked as a reporter, editor and writer for newspapers in the Northeast for almost 20 years, and in 1967 went to work at Cornell University as a writer and editor. He retired in 1975. In retirement he wrote for magazines, traveled and indulged in his passion for live and recorded music.

There will be no services.

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