Henry David 'Hank' McCullough

Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Former Juneau resident Henry David "Hank" McCullough died on June 12, 2008, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 77.

He was born Aug. 21, 1930, in Wrangell, to the late John and Bessie McCullough. He attended school in Wrangell and spent most of his adult life as a commercial fisherman.

Although handicapped with only one hand, he could outwork most fishermen, his family said. His knowledge of fishing, seamanship and cutting and mending nets was outstanding, they said. He also taught his skills to many other fishermen.

He had a quick wit, excellent sense of humor and a ready smile. He retired from fishing and moved to Juneau in the 1990s.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two older brothers, Dan and Sidney McCullough, Sr.

He is survived by his younger sister, Gloria Middleton, of Juneau; and nieces and nephews, Julie Nielsen and Debbie Marshal, of Juneau, Cindy and Sidney McCullough Jr., of Anchorage, and Denise and Nathan McCullough, of Ketchikan.

His remains were cremated. A celebration of life will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Lucky Lady.

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